2214 reboot - as a visual novel!

As usual, it has been quite a while since I've updated this space.

The other day (Saturday), I had a sudden inspiration to write a visual novel "engine" and thought that the story from "2214" would benefit greatly from a total reboot in a visual novel format.

When I first started writing the story for 2214, I had imagined it as a video game. Specifically, I had imagined it as an RPG but, at the time, I didn't have the programming skills to build an actual video game. Even now, I cannot yet build a fully featured RPG-style video game but, after years of doing web development professionally, I was finally able to build a visual novel system which is a cross between a video game and a manga-style presentation.

When 2214 was first posted online in 2003 (a single page was done in 2002 but re-drawn), web comics were popular and it was the best format option at the time. 2214 was, however, horribly constrained by the manga / comic format. The story and pacing suffered as a result. Additionally, at the time, my drawing skills were not quite as developed.

Updates for the new 2214 VN will start soon and it will be hosted at http://www.virulyde.com, which some may remember was the original home of the web comic (and this site). The other web comics will still eventually get updates, eventually.

Stay tuna'd!

2214 VN Scene 16 - Ready!
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