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Celso Riva's Blog


Indie game developer of story-based games at Winter Wolves. Visual novels, dating sim, JRPGs and more.


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Posted by Celso Riva on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:48:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Indie
Listening to users' feedback is important. But it's also important to not fall into the "feature creep" trap, and to learn about the "vocal minority".

Making and selling visual novels and dating sims, a beginner's guide

Celso Riva's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/18/2016 - 02:22]

You still need a mac ...

You still need a mac to submit the game to itunes, even using a cross-platform engine like Renpy :

Comment In: [Blog - 07/13/2015 - 03:52]

I like all manga styles, ...

I like all manga styles, but I prefer some more realistic too. If you check my games, like Loren Amazon Princess you see that while manga is still more close to western style, with right body proportions, etc :

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2014 - 03:02]

Nice story. I think your ...

Nice story. I think your main mistake was to go with the huge game immediately, spending a crazy amount of money on the first game and also going with publishers that many times are as much clueless as you about what sells or not. I made several games, but I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/11/2014 - 07:14]

Hey Paul Jack Norton from ...

Hey Paul Jack Norton from indiegamer here . r nSorry to see that the game did bad. For what is worth, the idea and the screenshot seems really interesting, but personally now when I see that a game is F2P, I DON 'T even download it. r nOK I 'm ...

Comment In: [News - 10/22/2013 - 07:33]

Those figures must be taken ...

Those figures must be taken with a grain of salt... you normally don 't buy a new PC EVERY YEAR unless it breaks . While tablets follow more the trend of cellular phones with very small life cycles.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/10/2013 - 09:45]

Haha love all the various ...

Haha love all the various contradictory sentences one after another :D