This isn’t really a game update, but I thought it would be something funny to talk about.
I’m writing a few pages about visual novels and my experience with them to go with my resume. It wasn’t my idea, mind you. I would never ever tell anyone about it, but someone thinks it’s a good idea.
I’m not exactly sure what I should write about and, even beyond the problem of translating a bunch of terms into Romanian (I’ve given up on some of them and just let them be), it’s a really frustrating experience.
How do you explain to someone who is NOT a friend what a visual novel is? Worse than that, what a GxB VN is. “It’s a game where you chase cute 2D boys around” is not acceptable. I can almost see a middle aged guy reading it and going: huh? while scratching his head.
How do you explain that the game is about reading and clicking? Or that you’ve made a game in another language thus they may or may not understand it if they played it? Also for the life of me I can’t find a decent screenshot. All the ones I have handy are my dumb jokes that I can’t possibly show someone I’m trying to impress. At the same time if I show some bland and generic line they’ll think VNs are stupid.
I’m not sure if I shold explain the story either, I’ve only written like 3 lines about it so I hope it’s ok. Writing about love confessions hurts my brain too, especially since there’s no right word for it in Romanian. They’re probably looking for the technical aspect of it anyway.
Right now I’m trying to write about the role decisions have and how points work. All my decisions (the ones I had a screenshot of) sound so girly and lame and I’m just embarrassed about my drawings, writing, everything. *wallows in self pity*
Why did I think this post would be funny? Ah, now I remember. It’s not, I’m only writing this to get away from what I’m actually supposed to write.