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iDOLM@STER Ghosts (Desktop Buddies)
« on: May 25, 2015, 02:49:50 pm »
Recently I found out about Ghosts. They've been around in Japan for over a decade, but they never really took off in the west. They're often referred to as Ghosts, but what they are is like Desktop Buddies. You can interact with them, have dialogue, and whatever else you have the coding ability to add to them.

Here's an English tutorial about making them: http://www.ashido.com/ukagaka/uwintro.html

I was considering making a Chihaya one myself so I decided to make a thread on the topic.

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Re: iDOLM@STER Ghosts (Desktop Buddies)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 05:28:31 pm »
I've been thinking of making some desktop buddies for years.
I think making a puchimas set would be so fun. I wish I had art skills though that's the only thing that's been holding me back all this time. I think it'd be a fun little coding project.

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Re: iDOLM@STER Ghosts (Desktop Buddies)
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 05:32:48 pm »
So this is essentially Bonzi Buddy without the plethora of PC-devouring trojans and resource-hogging shenanigans? :P
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Re: iDOLM@STER Ghosts (Desktop Buddies)
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 08:29:06 pm »
Interesting! I have a ton of shimejis but I've never heard of these.

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Re: iDOLM@STER Ghosts (Desktop Buddies)
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 08:42:44 pm »
As we are not working with 3D models, it will be more complicated since we need to prepare like thousands of PNG pictures for their animations. What do you do with this... drawing all of them by your own? You'll be exhausted even before you can take on the script part.

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