Interview: Lance_RPG (July 2017)

Interview: Lance_RPG
This month our interview features the cricle Lance_RPG who created the great Fantasy RPG "Defence Agent Gaya"!! We hope you enjoy the read!

Thank you so much for this interview! To start things off, could you please introduce yourself to the DLsite.com users?

Hello guys! This is Lance_RPG (0_0), I love to make RPG games.

How did you come up with your Circle's name "Lance_RPG"?

Well, my internet ID is Lance97 for years. I'm creating RPG. I always use "_" for my file names, so I made my name "Lance_RPG". Now, I think "LanceRPG" would be better for people to search me. Anyway, I love my ID Lance_RPG. It's cool and easy to remember.

What led to becoming a professional game programmer? Was there something that specifically triggered your desire to begin programming?

There was a game called "Bitch_Exorcist_Rio 2." I had a lot of fun playing it. After playing it for a week, I was totally amazed by the author creating the beautiful logic setting and the interesting story plot. Since then, the idea of making my own game was planted in my heart.

Why did you select DLsite.com to market your product?

It's the most popular and professional site of its kind. And thanks to CuriousFactory to support oversea creators.

As you know, DLsite.com's specialization is indie products. What are the charms of indie products?

I think the charms of indie products lies on their uniqueness. They are small but not simple. Every indie creator knows that he's making something unique which stands for himself. That... really makes a difference.

What is the game/animation which gave you the best influence for your creative activities?

It's "One-Punch Man." "One-Punch Man" is a top quality animation from every aspect. In fact, the original comic author, named "ONE" draws really poor just like kids. However, that doesn't prevent him from creating his interesting comics. That touched me a lot. I think if you really want to create something your own, nothing can stand in your way.

Have you ever purchased any products from DLsite.com? If so, who is your favorite artist/creator and what are your favorite products?

Yes of course! more than 10 from it. My favorite artist is "Homare Dou" (FOOL's ART GALLERY), his comics are great. My favorite product is Housegame's "Bitch Exorcist Rio 5". (0_0)

"Defence Agent Gaya" is a hit; many players are enjoying it. For those who have not yet seen it or played it, please tell us about what they will see and can expect on this game?

OK, no problem. In this RPG game, you play as a sexy agent who dressed up like an escaped-magician. Her destiny is to fight alien tentacle-creatures which disguised as citizens. Various conflicts, well designed small animations, brief and short but useful conversations. Unique CGs and descriptions! If you have not yet seen it, you definitely need to check ...this ... out !!! :D

"Defence Agent Gaya" does not contain battles and mazes. Please tell us your intentions about it.

Basically, it is for saving player's time. It's not easy to make an enjoyable battle system with the default turn-based system. It always leads to repeat one-sided battles; which is not fun much in my opinion. But I'm trying to make a good use of it because I'm sure it still brings you some fun.

Can you tell us approximately how long it took you to create this game? Do you have a specific process you use or do you begin just in freestyle?

About .... 1 year? (0_0) . I'm not sure. I started working on the story outline on Feb, 2016. Back then, I did not know anything about RPGmaker (my software). From time to time, I did a little work, and sometimes I was lazy. In Oct 2016, my old friend came to see me. He told me this game was awesome. Since then, I worked many hours a day until I finished the game in Mar 2017. Then I started working on its translation process.

From where do you draw your greatest inspiration to create "Defence Agent Gaya"?

I think it's from the pixiv and maybe from the games or animations I have seen. The inspirations are not accumulated only in a day. Whenever an idea appears in my head, I write it down.

What is the most important consideration when you are developing your products? What element is the most important to you?

For my 1st game, the most important consideration was the Audio-Visual feeling. I had to combine limited materials into a final result. Today, I think how to promote the product is a very important element in game-developing.

What tools or software do you use when you are creating your products?

Oh, my software are : RPGmaker VX-Ace MV, Photoshop, Sai , AfterEffects Maya. My tool is just an old Wacom Bamboo. AND! you need a UPS in case of power off <----Very important.

How do you enjoy spending your time when you are not working? Do you have any hobbies or special interests?

I play basketball and DOTA2; actually I dribble very well. Those games keep my mind sharp and keep my body healthy.

So many users are enjoying your game, and they are curious what you have in the works for your next project. Can you provide a preview of what you are working on now for future release? Also, please let us know your goals for your future.?

OK, My pleasure! My next game will be about ultra-giant heroines. She protects people and fights monsters coming from nowhere.... (0_0). I just started for it. Future Plan: I don't have any fixed goals, cause the world around us is changing every day. However, I am planning to make 3 or more games in the next 2 years. Maybe some small projects such as comics as well.

You have been so very successful in this field. Do you have any advice for new developers to help inspire them?

Well, I still have a lot to learn. My advice would be: You have to communicate with people and get feedbacks from them. Meanwhile, you should have your own judgement. And as always, finish your work, never give up.

Any message for your fans?

Hello! I really want to say thank you to everyone who downloaded my game. I will make better works in the future. Please stay on DLsite.com and support Lance_RPG. At last, thanks to DLsite.com for giving me this great opportunity. :)
You haven't tried their works yet? Then check them out now!
Lance_RPG
Title Defence Agent Gaya
Circle Lance_RPG
Genre X-ratedDoujin GameActionEnglish Versionwith Trial Version
Price : 1,728 JPY
$15.53 / €13.34
(estimation)
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