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Welcome!

WELCOME!

Hi! This is a group for everyone and anyone who loves visual novel games.


© CloudNovel.net

What's a visual novel?
A VN (sometimes called ADV, or adventure) is a text-based game. It's basically a novel with pretty CG art and amazing seiyuu voice actors who read the lines for the characters.


© CloudNovel.net
As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.






There are all kinds of VNs for:

-Internet Web Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, IE),
-PC, Mac, Linux
-Mobile (Android/iOS),
-PS2/PSP/DS

Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_n…

Who is this club for?
-Anyone who likes VNs.
-Anyone who is making a VN.

What is this club NOT for?
-Any art that is a blatant copy/trace of an existing artwork.
-Fanart of random anime/manga/etc. unrelated to VNs. Anime/manga based off of VNs are okay. (This doesn't go the other way, because if it did, we'd include ALL fandom, which is not the point of this club!)
-Getting popular. Please do not spam your entire gallery to "get more exposure." That is not the purpose of this club!
-Trolls and drama-makers.

So, how do I join as a member?
This group now has open membership. Simply click the join button above!

How do I contribute art to the group?
Please take a look at the guidelines here!
>>visualnovel.deviantart.com/blo…<<

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FEATURES TO COME?
-Monthly featured VNs?
-User VN creation tool introductions?
-Amazing VN reviews?
-Japanese translation/help/commonly used phrases?

GOT SUGGESTIONS?
Note the group! ^___^


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QUICKLINKS
* [Visual Novel Development Tools]
* [LIST: Published/Doujin VNs]
* [LIST: Original VNs by dA Users]
* [LIST: VN Blog Entries]

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Hello,

My name is Sonya, one of the co-founders of this group. You might know me as the creator and CEO of CloudNovel.net, a visual novel engine and platform with over 500,000 visitors per month with viral games such as Be Less Single and FNIA visual novels played by famous YouTube celebrities.

As you have seen, this group has not been active for over 3 years since 2016, and now it is 2019. The original owner of the group, BlizzMii, is no longer on deviantart and the group has lost much activity over the recent years. I have contacted her to see if the ownership can be changed to me.

One of the things I plan to do is purge the group of deactivated and banned co founders, and revamp the group so that it is active again. We have many talented artists from the CloudNovel community, and I would like to get in contact with RenPy lemmasoft forums as well to be able to start putting more activity into the art group again. I would like to bring life to this dormant group so it is bustling with activities from both RenPy and CloudNovel communities.

That's all, thanks for reading, I'll be getting to work on revamping the group!

Sonya
CEO of CloudNovel
CloudNovel (cloudnovel.net) is hosting its first fan contest on the children's animated series Miraculous Ladybug! Here is the visual novel contest page: cloudnovel.net/contest

Check out the FREE art you can use to make your Miraculous Ladybug visual novel:
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FAQs

What is the Miraculous Ladybug: Valentine's day contest?
The MLB: Valentine's Day contest is a fan contest hosted by Sonya, based on the series Miraculous Ladybug. It is CloudNovel's first fan contest where you make a fan-visual novel story of Miraculous Ladybug, using the resources WE provide!

What dates does this run?
Now (February 5th) till the last day of February, February 28th (2/28/2018).

How do I sign up?
Click the blue "enter" button and you will be officially added to the list of participants!

Do I have to use these resources?
It is optional to use any of the resources we provide, however to be entered you must AT LEAST use one of the resources in your visual novel to participate in this contest!
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Noire-Ighaan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
A free visual novel I did in my spare time :)
Check it out!

Mirage Noir Prologue - DOWNLOAD HERE(visual novel) by Noire-Ighaan
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ACGeero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi!!! Can I promote my works here? I have a new finished visual novel from this site:
acg-visual-novels.itch.io/fant… Main Menu by ACGeero  

These are all my digital works. :D
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slighthouse Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2020
  • Looking for Illustrator / Artist to Partner Up for well done, full-length Visual Novel...

 A writer, designer and all-around creator, I have been working on a Visual Novel project for a good while now (a year and a half). The writing, and some of the coding is complete.


Briefly -- it is a sci-fi, fully-realized literary novel of fiction, in a space setting, with a few central characters aboard a spacecraft. It’s a work that people expecting something at a higher reading level and maturity can enjoy, though it retains fun, cartoonish design elements, and even a romantic, relationship aspect.

The tone and pace is, more than anything, conversational; full of character and dialogue; and smart, down to earth, often humorous conversations about life, love, society, cultures, philosophy, technology, and of course, space.

Currently in the process of final re-editing, and transposing the writing to code... forming code action and visual placeholders as I go... the search continues, for a (or a couple of) visual artist(s) so interested in gearing up, and jumping into space alongside me.

This virtual book / novel videogame is, in contrast to a bulk of the related market: not short or half-written... not made for the sole purpose of being nsfw or lewd content... not relegated to the sub-genre typicality of being anime, or anime-like -- almost expected of games of its kind.

In actuality, it represents a very small minority of quality-level, thoughtful, literary and uniquely-styled visual novels that has potential to find its way to the surface, and stand among a special few within this still-burgeoning genre.

An omni-tasking creator, I’ve not only written the book and am performing the coding, but I’ve designed and sketched most everything required for the game’s assets... or will as we go forth. This includes character concepts and backgrounds.

What I would love to have for this project is a fantastic artist, such as yourself, whom, I have noticed, has impeccable talent. If you are interested, I know you could do wonders adding to and making this project come to life.

Without getting too salesman-y (though I come to understand some people are better swayed by the kind of professionalism), here are the reasons you would do well to come aboard and have a blast working with me on this project:



1. To all those who are or would be on the fence, I urge you to give me benefit of the doubt. I have actually, lovingly created a great novel / visual novel of literature, and it’s... frankly, quite good.



In other words... in opposition to what the words “visual novel” might evoke in some people’s minds -- due to experience -- this is an actual work of literature-level, though accessible entertainment, which has the potential to become something that could “pop out”, or stand out as one of those few memorable visual novel titles.

Existing solely for the story, the illustration, the musical atmosphere. This here is an unfulfilled niche zone, which I, with your help, will fulfill.



2. The work itself is likely going to be far less intensive than you might already presume, because, much of the creative, idea-generating portion is, or will already be done by me (that said, I am completely open to a person who craves more creative input, and I would gladly welcome improvements).



So basically, there are decent character sketches and mock-ups, already; I’m expecting someone to do their best (better) rendition of these, and professialism-ize them with big screen-ready lines, coloring, and expression/pose changes.

And also, decent-enough backgrounds (I’m cool with impressionistic, even quaint, minimalist cartoon styles here especially).



Making it clearer: even backgrounds, I have basic storyboard directives thought out. And color schemes, I’ll have gone through and picked them for each character, their font hues, etc.



3. Monetary (the part where, just maybe, you and I make this get us paid):



I am someone who just excitedly, passionately wants to work hard and get this project done, but good (but asap). That said, and bearing you are a person also wishing to be a part of something worthy... for the experience and joy, the name-making and accomplishment and possibly, breaking-through... there’s a lot of wiggle room in my ideas, regarding this.


The first one I would prefer, is to go the “revenue-share” method, as partners; I would definitely negotiate a fair percentage deal with you, for your artistry efforts.



And, I would be willing to potentially commit to some other offer as well, if it is doable. In other words, I’d love to talk with an interested artist regardless. We could potentially come to some agreement regarding pay, for the right match.



4. Finally, and simply to bring all the above together:

You --

like the idea of being part of a passion, worthy, game-changing project;

are ready to crank out some awesome drawings without a huge amount of extraneous effort, because you are well in shape for such a workout;

are flexible enough in terms of getting payment, and see the overall benefit in being part of a (who knows...?) launch pad game / book / media entertainment, which could start or enhance greatly each our careers -- and add to the pantheon itself as it stands.



I sincerely hope to hear from your excited voice; super skilled rendering fingers in no time.



Take care  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Steve
 Lighthouse
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King-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2020
We just launched our Kickstarter for our visual novel NIGHT/SHADE! Check it out here:

NIGHT/SHADE : You're The Drug Kickstarter is LIVE! by King-Hime
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KoolActr403 Featured By Owner May 10, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To help you out, I hear that a user by the name of KojiroBrushard made a deviation that's supposed to be a trailer for an upcoming visual novel. And in the comments section, I hear that he's working on it right now, but I don't know the status of the game, since the trailer came out last year. But I'm pretty sure you can support him!
Also, a user that goes by VFox is currently making his 2nd visual novel called State of Flux. He's aiming to release it around summer or fall, and his kickstarter is almost at $25000. Why don't you support him so that he can add some more content than planned to the game?
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HarukaNami Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2020  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello everyone! I am currently looking for a BG artist who is willing to work for free OR I can do a skill trade (write/edit your VN) for my first project! The genre is high fantasy, but I won't make you draw too many details, haha. 
Beginners are welcome too!!!

Please PM me by my Gmail: harukanami9909@gmail.com or Twitter @HarukaNami4 or Discord HarukaNami #4091. 
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Carillon-Nightmares Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2020  Professional General Artist
Hello, everyone! I just completed a portion of my first chapter and it's free to play!
(Demo Release) Otherland - Visual Novel by Carillon-Nightmares
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Lunux Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me! I'm just another VN developer, looking to get involved with other devs and make some friends \o/ Feel free to check out my page if you're interested in the VN I'm working on, I am currently in search of proofreaders/testers for an upcoming demo. I mainly work with Ren'Py XD
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ecaoart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hello everyone! Just launched my first project and any pledge would be great. We're trying to reach a goal of $3k before Oct 6th, so wish us luck! If you're into mystery, crime, murder, or anything psychological, then The Disappearance of Miyuki Ida would most definitely be up your alley. You can play the demo on Itch and Gamejolt when you click the Kickstarter link below.
The Disappearance of Miyuki Ida - Kickstarter UP by ecaoart  

Kickstarter: kck.st/2LnhTX6
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