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Pickup!A beautiful Japanese style house.

Dec/03/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free background materials [house]
T.O.P.
$28.27 / 3,240 JPY | 90pt (Point 3%)
This is a collection of non-copyrighted scenery CGs, which can be used for game and website creation.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/27/2011
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This is by chance exactly what I needed for a visual novel that I'm working on.

I think that I counted 17 completely unique renders. I would suggest downloading the trial to make sure that it will work for your project.

The only drag is that the documentation and charts are all written in Japanese, though they seem completely unnecessary.

The addition of snow in the outdoor scenes is a nice touch. You can also look out the balcony onto the city, but if you look out the front door, you'll just see the background blend into a dense fog, snow, or rain.

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Pickup!Interesting story, hope to see more!

Nov/20/2012   Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Precedent Maker Episode 1
Precedent Maker
$4.71 / 540 JPY | 15pt (Point 3%)
I'm training hard to become a Knight. This is my story. (English or Japanese language)
Doujin GameDigital NovelExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Feb/13/2011
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You follow the story of TigerToe, whose biggest wish (apart from peace) is to become a knight when graduating from her school. The school educates students in the arts of magic, battle and summoning.

When we take part of the story, the students are slowly preparing to summon monsters before the sacred summoning ceremony is meant take place.
Each student has as a goal to summon one monster for themselves with an item they have decorated. During the ceremonies students then try to make pacts with their summoned monsters.

But TigerToe has other things apart from school to worry about... her obnoxious rival is trying to take her fiancé from her, the economic situation of her peers and a war that could be approaching her home.

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The art in Precedent Maker Episode 1 was nice, the characters distinct and the story interesting. The battle, as in the second screenshot on the product page, was presented in an original way. The engine used worked nicely; you could easily scroll back if you wanted to reread something.

The story started out a bit slowly, but got quite exciting near the end. It felt a bit short, but for the first episode of a series it was of good length.

I hope to see the authors continue this series, it has potential and I look forward for more! I haven't played many visual novels, but I quite liked this one.

I recommend Precedent Maker!

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Enjoyable read!

Nov/20/2012   Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. POINT LIFE
zetubou
$6.59 / 756 JPY | 21pt (Point 3%)
The self-help book without a strong spirit!
DoujinshiMangaJPEG File
  • Release: Feb/16/2012
  • DL: 2
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This guide was just as I expected it to be, full of ideas presented in a funny way with nice illustrations. It teaches you how counting points can make you enjoy doing chores by giving a value to doing something that seems meaningless.

But- I can't put it to use without a tally counter, so I ordered one just to be able to use this guide.

I recommend this if you need the motivation to get things done, otherwise it's just a fun read.

Hope to see more work from Zetubou!

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Nice game with simple polarity system

Nov/05/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Reverse * Twinkle
Desunoya
$9.42 / 1,080 JPY | 30pt (Point 3%)
A free-movement side-scrolling B&W shooting game. Two player co-op!
Doujin GameShooterExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Mar/11/2012
  • DL: 2
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For those who are familiar with it, Reverse Twinkle has a polarity system and plays like a top view shooter/platformer. The polarity system, while simple, adds a nice change as there are bullets you can't absorb no matter the color you choose.

For those who are unfamiliar with the polarity system in such games, here's a brief explanation: The bullets as well as your own character switches between two different colors, in this instance, red and white. When your character is white, it will shoot white bullets as well as absorb the white enemy bullets. While in one color, you can only take damage from the opposite color and in turn, you also deal more damage to enemies of the opposite color.

The art in Reverse Twinkle is surprisingly good, such I did not expect from this game as it seems to have fallen quite below the radar. The gameplay itself is decent. Your character will shoot in the direction you are facing, which requires a bit of a learning curve, but you can, with the press of a button, lock towards a certain direction, which also slows your movement down. At any time during play you can switch between two characters, each of which have different speed movement and different attack patterns, which definitely enhances gameplay as one can switch out depending on the current situation.

The game also supports co-op play. I haven't had a chance to actually try it out, but it still is a nice addition and the controls for both players can be customized.

Overall, it's a nice game that didn't seem to get much attention. I definitely recommend it if you don't mind the cute graphics (I know some people think there's too many out there) and are looking for something a bit different, all while remaining simplistic. I highly recommend using a gamepad for this one as well. I usually play solely with my keyboard, but a gamepad definitely helps in Reverse Twinkle. One thing to note, I have yet to be able to make the 'replay' function work.

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Good shmup

Oct/15/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Another Apocalypse
Mercenary
$5.65 / 648 JPY | 18pt (Point 3%)
Play as your choice of carefree, innocent or all-powerful apocalypso. Splendidly annihilate all those who oppose you.
Doujin GameShooterExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Apr/09/2011
  • DL: 6
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In a world where there literally is a sea of shmups available to the fans, why would we pick up Another Apocalypse, especially since it seemed to have went under the radar? Because it is a simple game, has good music, nicely drawn scenes (albeit not animated) and overall is a satisfying game. And for those out there who may enjoy it, the main character is also cute.

The one drawback for some veterans is that the game doesn't come with much of scoring mechanic. You just shoot at enemies and avoid dying, grazing bullets as you may please and thus your score increases. I know that for many people, a hefty scoring mechanic is a must, but they won't find such a thing in AA. If you are, like me, someone who enjoys shmups purely for the fun of it and for the survival, then this guy should satisfy you and be a good addition to your library.

To top it off, physical copies are becoming hard to find, coupled with the low price offered here, it makes this an easy and worthy purchase.

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Pickup!Great backgrounds as expected.

Oct/01/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.18
QQQnoQnoQ
$16.02 / 1,836 JPY | 51pt (Point 3%)
A set of copyright-free material which can be used for novel games, adventure games, etc.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP File
  • Release: Oct/01/2010
  • DL: 22
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KyuKyuKyunoQnoQ does it again!

These backgrounds look a little older and slightly flatter than their others, but they are still great for your visual novel game.

The set includes a bedroom with vanity, a bedroom showing a desk / homework area, a Japanese sitting room, a chain convenient store, a mom and pop convenient store, a kitchen, and a tea shop or restaurant or something.

All of the scenes come with day and night renders.

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Pickup!Great selection of woodwinds

Sep/26/2012   By CJReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Journey
Natural Wings
$9.42 / 1,080 JPY  >> $4.71 / 540 JPY | 15pt (Point 3%)
50%OFF
Earthy and tribal pop rhythms played on whistle, recorder, harmonica.
Doujin SoftwareMusicMP3 Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Aug/01/2012
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Upbeat, mid-tempo tunes featuring a lot of woodwinds, with some light percussion in the background. I enjoy listening to this while driving or cooking, or any task where you want something to listen to, but not something too distracting. There are no vocals on any of the tracks; it's a purely instrumental album.
If you are a fan of woodwinds or instrumental songs in general, or you're just looking for some light music that isn't too slow or too fast, I'd definitely recommend Journey.

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Pickup!High Quality Backgrounds!

Sep/26/2012   By EvilEaglesReviewer Rank: 5

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.23
QQQnoQnoQ
$14.13 / 1,620 JPY | 45pt (Point 3%)
School, apartment, shop interior, etc. All have variations of daytime, dusk and night.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP File
  • Release: Feb/15/2011
  • DL: 37
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The backgrounds included in the pack are all of very high quality with great amount of details. Also, every background has different varieties (day, night, sunset, sundown) and are available in three different resolutions as well. This is indeed the work of professional background artists. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and will be purchasing more backgrounds from this circle in case any needs arise. My only suggestion is that, maybe the circle could recompile a big pack for purchases in bulk to allow buyers to get some discount for buying all of them.

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Nice

Sep/12/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: 7

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Comic background material set Vol. 1
Maitake
$4.71 / 540 JPY | 15pt (Point 3%)
10 images for background and 5 bonus images.
Doujin SoftwareUtility / ToolBMP File
  • Release: May/10/2009
  • DL: 9
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This is a great pack of very well drawn backgrounds to use in whatever kind of game you create, though they are probably best for the visual novel kind (it's what I am going to use them for!) I hope this artist makes another pack of cg backgrounds like this as he or she obviously has a great deal of talent and it would be really useful for people like me who lack the ability to draw such beautiful backgrounds

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Beautiful!

Sep/12/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: 7

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Standing postures for game creation Vol.8 - Big Sister
Blue Forest
$6.59 / 756 JPY  >> $3.29 / 378 JPY | 10pt (Point 3%)
50%OFF
This is a collection of raw imagery for use in game creation. For older sister.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionImage Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Jan/09/2009
  • DL: 30
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This pack of cute sister type characters is perfect for anybody who has need of these kind of sprites for a visual novel type game and they are awesomely easy to edit and make your own which is important to a lot of people, Blue Forest does so many great packs so I suggest that you buy them all if you can afford it, they will make your game looking really professional without the need of all the hard work! Buy now!

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