Visual novel

Lately I’ve been doing a bit of composing because I’ve started a hobby project to make a simple visual novel game.

To do so, I am using the Onscripter game engine. I am drawing all the characters myself too. I have to cover all the facial expressions and poses so that I am able to express the character how I want to in any scene.

Most of my background pictures are taken from my trips to Japan with some effects applied to them.

Of course, the most important part of the visual novel apart from plot which I have yet to come up with, is the music.

To be able to set a particular mood for the scene, I need to think about composing background music that is happy, sad, scary, upbeat, suspense, exciting, amusing and so on. So far I have composed a couple of songs including one that is upbeat and a couple that is a slow pretty song that sounds good for perhaps an emotional scene.

You can find a couple of demos at:
Visual Novel Demo v1
Visual Novel Demo v2
Sample composition

Lately I’ve been trying to analyse existing music and one in particular that has caught my interest is scary music. I’ve been playing around with playing minor 2nd intervals and even figured out how to make a sound that sounds like someone screaming.

It would be amusing if someone asked you to play a song on piano and you’d play something that would leave everyone terrified. πŸ™‚


Comments (3)

otakucarterNovember 1st, 2011 at 6:18 am

hey tim!
i’ve been reading your blog and was wondering if you could help me out.
i’m new to the bishoujo aspect of anime and want to get into it but dont know where to start, any pointers or recommendations?

AaeruNovember 8th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hi im just a random passerby.
Not sure what you mean by bishoujo anime. Do you mean bishoujo-games (occuring in visual novels) that have had an anime adaptation?
here is a list of VNs that have anime counterparts:;fil=tagspoil-2.hasani-1;o=d;s=pop sorted by popularity.

A good starter might be Clannad.

Another way is to just skip straight to the source and read VNs instead. try or

TimNovember 9th, 2011 at 8:48 am

Hi, otakucarter also contacted me via email so I ended up responding on email, but I believe he meant perhaps bishoujo games.

I recommended some visual novels that I like such as Chaos Head, Steins;gate, Little Busters, Ef and Fate/Stay Night.

Clannad is great too. I still haven’t finished the anime because i’m halfway through the game myself. πŸ™‚

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