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Subject:ATTENTION XAQ AND RAVEN: PROJECT PROPOSAL
Time:07:00 pm
ATTENTION XAQ AND RAVEN: PROJECT PROPOSAL

I have fallen hard for the UnderTale demo. I've played it and replayed it about a zillion times, now, and I've kind of been trying to push it on everyone else I know anyway, so it occurred to me that this might be a possibility for the next Team Hatoful project.

It's short, because it's a demo, so it wouldn't take over our lives for the next six months or anything. (Well, maybe mine, but for different reasons. Ahem.) However, there's tremendous replay value in that there's multiple endings, things react to how you play and even how you played last time if it's not your first run through, etc. Lots to explore, even without being long!

The story is amazing thus far ... I would describe it as comparable to Hatoful, as far as the swings between http://kjorteo.tumblr.com/post/51273583007/mukurohikusaba-and-if-you-choose-the-option -like moments and heavily emotional content. There are definitely feels to be had, but if you guys made it through The Day the Night Slept, you can handle anything. ;) And besides, it's good!

I've spoken with Budgie and David already and they're on board, so I guess it comes down to Xaq and Raven. It would be a sort of blind play-through, in that David would be the one actually playing/controlling and he hasn't touched the game yet, whereas I am already fully immersed (and have used that to make some casting decisions already, on the chance we actually do this) but obviously I know better than to say anything. :D Budgie got partway into it, just enough to decide it was awesome and she's on board, and then stopped. If Raven and Xaq decide to go for this, I'll leave it up to them how much (from zero to all to anything in between) they want to play beforehand.

Schedule-wise, we can take the start of this fairly slowly, since David still has his Super Metroid play-through going on, and I already have my Dagger of Amon Ra playthrough (though I would be more than happy to shift priorities and do this primarily and work Dagger in around that.) It shouldn't take more than a few gatherings to do it and that's after accounting for the multiple endings and such, but we can still take our time to pick a date that's convenient for everyone and ease back into this, rather than "I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE DOING ALREADY UNDERTALE STARTS RIGHT NOW" or anything. Also, that would give us time to come up with a better structure for when exactly we meet up, so we could save time on the "waiting all day for everyone to arrive" thing, too.

So, there you go, it's another idea, anyway!

And of course, of course we're doing Xaq's Hitori shrine scene, too. It's too short to gather everyone together just to do that, but I've been waiting for some sort of new project to come along at least partially so that we can slip that in first as a warmup while we're all there. And then maybe UnderTale after that? Maybe? :3

This is a cross-posted entry that originated from http://kjorteo.dreamwidth.org/335110.html.
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davidn
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Time:2013-05-28 07:00 pm (UTC)
Editing is definitely something to consider, and thank you for bringing it up! As much as I enjoyed Hatoful I'd got rather fed up of the editing process by the end - however, I could solve some of my own problems by editing a bit more loosely (though my perfectionism will probably defeat this). I hadn't thought of it because I'm enjoying the Super Metroid video so much, but a lot of that is due to the way that I can just cut out huge sections and leave only the enjoyable bits. (Perhaps the RPG nature of the game will lead to doing it for this as well).

I would definitely have to start it up and step through a couple of lines to check the framerate and everything, but broadly I trust my setup now. I'm also experimenting with FRAPS as a replacement for Camstudio, which has the potential to make things easier (and records much more smoothly - you'll see the difference when I next put up a video!)
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kjorteo
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Time:2013-05-29 12:58 am (UTC)
Ah, I was going to respond to Raven, but you beat me to it, so I'll just put this here, instead. :)

I'm leaving the editing entirely up to you. Do what you did last time, try your new Super Metroid setup, just leave the Google Chat video as-is and call it good, however you want to go about it! I would say my one concern is that this game has excellent music (which almost goes without saying on anything made by Toby "Radiation" Fox, but still) so it'd be nice to capture that, but ... even then, it's not necessary; the soundtrack is right there, so it's not like it's inaccessible to the audience if we don't include it.

As far as decision-making goes, my biggest hangup is that I don't want to make it into some sort of formal official process, and in fact I'm already starting to get uncomfortable just discussing it at this great a depth. Let's not overthink this, shall we? That being said, for reasons that are themselves a bit of a spoiler, I'd at least rather have an established driver, but I'm not against some quick/casual chatter (because that's sort of what this group is all about) at least from the ones who haven't played ahead (no spoilers, obviously.) So it's ... sort of Stumbling-Through-with-help-ish, but ... agh, why am I defining this. Just play the game!

And of course, by all means, do whatever you have to do to test and set up everything! You're not violating some sort of sacred oath by just making sure everything works, for Heaven's sake. I'm not that weird about this!
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