Writer & Narrative Designer

"A life without stories is no life at all"

About

she/her | spa/eng

Heyo, I'm Pri, a content indiedev based in Argentina who loves telling stories ♥I create outlines, visual novel scripts, flavor text and even world-building! I'm a sucker for writing dialogue and characters' narrative exposition. Currently, I'm focused on visual novels because I only know how to program in Ren'Py, but I'd love to work on an RPG Maker game someday. Maybe even adding more gameplay to my visual novels~The genres I'm most familiar with are mystery, fantasy, comedy, romance & a bit of horror. Even so, I'm always open to explore new themes!Something I like to do whenever I tackle a new story is research. Even in fantasy settings, I find it vital for the whole writing process and it also helps me immerse myself more into the characters' world.Every game I make is a journey, an adventure and an experience. With every new story, I learn a little bit more about life and myself.

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My Games

GameGenre(s)RoleRelease DateDetails
Where Winter Crows GoMystery, Romance, HorrorWriter, ProgrammerNovember 14, 2023N/A
Killer TraitThriller, Mystery, RomanceWriter, ProgrammerDemo: March 31, 2023Demo for NaNoRenO 2023
Panacea: RebirthDark Fantasy, MysteryProject Lead, Writer, Narrative DesignerSeptember 30, 2022Created for Spooktober Jam 2022

Other Games

GameCreator(s)Genre(s)RoleRelease Date
QuaintHiroRCKFantasy, Romance, ThrillerBeta Tester (Part 3)February 16, 2024
Our CinderellaCarrotRomance, Dating SimBeta TesterDecember 22, 2023
Our Dollhouse (Part 1)FlorisamMystery, ThrillerProofreader, Beta TesterFebruary 28, 2023
Hummingbird's CrownFable Novel, Pri KarinRomance, Mystery, SupernaturalWriter, Narrative DesignerJune 30, 2022
Detective GidgetFable NovelDetective, Mystery, ComedyWriter, Narrative DesignerMarch 29, 2022

KILLER TRAIT

A sample script from the thriller-mystery game Killer Trait. In this scene, the protagonist and Tiger have an encounter in jail after the protagonist has been betrayed by someone she trusted.


WHERE WINTER CROWS GO

A sample script from the horror-mystery romance game Where Winter Crows Go. In this scene, Crowe confronts the protagonist after they return to his log cabin, barely escaping from a blizzard.Note: the scene contains heavy spoilers.


HUMMINGBIRD'S CROWN

A sample script from Lonan's route in the romance game Hummingbird's Crown where the protagonist and Lonan have a deep conversation about the career paths they're passionate about.


POTION PLEASING
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FAQ + General InformationWelcome! Here you'll find different types of frequently asked questions I've received over time. I've divided them into sections so that you can find the answers you're looking for more easily.General Game-related
Fan Content-related
Characters & World Lore
Work-related
Personal

General Game-related

WHERE CAN I FOLLOW YOUR GAME DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS?
I have a mailing list you can subscribe to where I share monthly newsletters with information about my gamedev progress on all my projects.
You can also follow me on itch.io, where your feed will tell you whenever I post a new devlog or when I make updates on my games themselves. If you want more immediate but shorter updates, there's also my Twitter and my Tumblr.
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WHEN WILL [INSERT GAME NAME] BE RELEASED?
Please, don't ask me this 🙏. I have a full-time job, so I can only work on my games during my free time. I work at my own pace. The games will be released when they're ready and when I can. If I happen to have a release date planned, I will announce it at some point.
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WILL [INSERT GAME NAME] BE FREE?
Most probably not. I've already written several games that can be played for free so Where Winter Crows Go will be the last one that's freely available. Making games takes a lot of time and is very expensive, so I can't afford to make them free all the time (unless it's something super short for a game jam or a collaboration).
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WILL [INSERT GAME NAME] BE ON STEAM?
There aren't any plans for that, at the moment, sorry. As a creator from Argentina, my sales from Steam would be in Argentine Pesos and, honestly, the economy in my country is so bad right now that I can't really bear the cost of having sales in pesos—especially considering the recurrent inflation. In addition, many of the people I hire for art, voice acting and other things are from overseas, and I have to pay them in USD as well.
Hopefully this changes if I ever move to another country some day. For now, though, I really can't. Sorry 😞
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WILL [INSERT GAME NAME] HAVE AN ANDROID VERSION?
Not currently but it's not off the table! Having Android versions of my games is something I'd love to add, someday 👀. However, since I'm completely inexperienced on the matter, I'll have to do quite a bit of research to know how I could make them, so it could take quite a while. Keep in mind that working on the PC & Mac versions of my games will take priority, for now.
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CAN I STREAM AND/OR MAKE GAMEPLAYS OF YOUR GAMES?
This is totally fine and even welcomed AS LONG AS the stream/gameplay has commentary. Don't make silent playthroughs. That would be akin to reuploading my game, which I don't allow (not to mention it doesn't qualify as fair use). Also, DON'T delete my disclaimers or warnings from your video.
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WILL [INSERT GAME NAME] BE TRANSLATED INTO [INSERT LANGUAGE]?Eventually, I'd like for my games to be translated into other languages. At the moment, though, this isn't really possible since I don't have the time and money to hire someone to localize them. I'd much rather use that time and money on creating more games.You might be wondering, "what if a fan translated them?". Simply put, I prefer to work with people I trust. While I could certainly check if things are being translated accordingly in Spanish—since it's my mother tongue—I wouldn't be able to do that with other languages.You can check more info on this matter in the work-related question over HERE.
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WHY DID YOU CHANGE CROWE'S DESIGN?
WHY ARE YOU REDESIGNING OZ, ARTHUR AND ASLAN AS WELL?
The short answer is that I want my characters to be fully my own, so I don't want to be tied down to stock sprites anymore. The long answer can be found HERE.
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Characters & World Lore

WHAT WOULD [CHARACTER] DO IF [SCENARIO] HAPPENED?
With these kinds of questions, it really depends.
Those that are relatively simple to answer or are directly involved with stuff that happened in the games, I don't mind at all; ask away!When it comes to questions related to things I haven't mentioned in my games—or that I've been very vague about—I may not always be able to answer since they are things that I plan to show in future projects or the full-game itself (if you happen to be asking about a game that only has a demo).And, finally, the last case involves questions that are either too specific or talk about alternate universes altogether. These type of questions put me in a bit of an awkward position where I don't feel comfortable answering them since they are either very different to the canon universe I created or something I never even thought about before.Thank you for understanding!
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WHAT WOULD [CHARACTER] DO IF [HYPOTHETICAL MC/ SELF-INSERT MC] DID [SCENARIO] OR VICE VERSA?
Before tackling the question itself, it's important to take into account that, while WWCG and Killer Trait give the player the option to play as a self-insert or an OC, Aspen and Fawna are still the canon protagonists of the stories.
Being established characters, Aspen and Fawna have their own personalities, traits and backgrounds/pasts. Neither of the two really work as self-inserts that everyone could see themselves into (though it always makes me really happy when people relate to them! 😊)Because of this, I can't answer specifics of how a hypothetical MC or an OC of yours would act towards my characters or vice versa. I can only answer for the characters I know, which are Aspen and Fawna.If, however, you'd like to ask this question in regards to Aspen or Fawna, feel free to ask! I love getting questions about them, though keep in mind I may not always be able to answer if it involves something spoilery and such.Thank you for understanding!
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Fan Content-related

NSFW CONTENT?
I am NOT comfortable nor approve my characters/works being used in a NSFW/sexual/suggestive way. NSFW content is something very private for me and I don't like other people sexualizing my characters and/or making NSFW content surrounding them. Please, don't create NSFW of my games/characters nor share them publicly (especially not on social media)
If you still wish to make NSFW fanart/fanfiction or discuss NSFW topics regarding them, please do so in your own private circles. Don't share them publicly, don't tag me nor use the tags of my games for this type of content.
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CAN I MAKE FANART, FANFICTION AND/OR MEMES OF YOUR GAMES?
Of course! As long as it's not NSFW, feel free!
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CAN I COSPLAY AS YOUR CHARACTERS?
By all means! I'd love to see it!
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CAN I COMMISSION SOMEONE TO DRAW ART OF YOUR OCs?
For sure! As long as it's not NSFW, feel free!
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CAN I MAKE MERCH OF YOUR GAMES (stickers, keychains, etc)?
No. This isn't allowed.
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CAN I MAKE REVIEWS, ANALYSES OR THEORIES OF YOUR GAMES?
Of course! Feel free to do so whether it's in written format or video format.
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CAN I MAKE VIDEO EDITS OF YOUR GAMES FOR TIK TOK OR YT SHORTS?
If it's like a video meme or a small recommendation short, that's OK. If it's a music video type of edit using art from my games, though, I'd rather you didn't since this could potentially spoil the game for others 🙏
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CAN I MAKE MUSIC VIDEOS OF YOUR GAMES?
Same as above, I'd rather you didn't since it could spoil the game for others; not to mention, a lot of people who I've seen making music videos of other series tend to steal a lot of fanart from artists. If you want to make music videos of my games, please, at least use fanart drawings/fanart animations of my characters that you drew and/or animated yourself 🙏
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CAN I MAKE IMAGE EDITS OF YOUR GAMES?
ONLY if it's for a video thumbnail/article thumbnail or a meme. Otherwise, I'd rather you didn't. Basically, don't make image edits that make the characters unrecognizable or "a new OC".
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CAN I USE SCREENSHOTS OF YOUR GAME AS A PFP OR BG FOR MY SCREENS?
Of course! In the case of CGs, though, try not to use the ones that are too spoilery. At least not until the game has been out for a while.
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CAN I MAKE A CHATBOT AI OF YOUR CHARACTERS?
To be honest, I'm not okay with this; especially taking into account that certain chatbots are super NSFW. And even if there was no NSFW involved, I just don't like the idea of having imitations of my writing style to make my OCs say things that are completely out of character, inaccurate and not canon.
Some people have already done it anyway without my consent, so at this point I can't really do anything about it. But if you care about what I think regarding this matter, then my stance is that I don't like it when people do this and I don't want anyone to associate me or my games with these things.
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Work-related

I'M A VOICE ACTOR/MUSICIAN! I'D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU!
First of all, I'm flattered! Thank you for being interested in working with me! However, unless I explicitly make an announcement about it or contact the person myself, then I'm not looking to hire anyone, sorry!
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CAN I TRANSLATE/LOCALIZE YOUR GAME?
No, sorry. Localizing games requires a lot of team effort, a great deal of preparation, time and communication. It's really not as simple as saying "yeah, let's do it" (not to mention, I'd like to work with someone I can trust). So, for now, I'm not looking to hire anyone but I really appreciate the interest!
The only way I allow fan translations is if you make a stream or gameplay of the game with your commentary in your mother-tongue or in English but with subtitles in your mother-tongue. Good examples of this would be HKkatatumuri, who plays a lot of English games in Japanese and even adds subtitles to them; or Oliver OjosTristes, who also plays a lot of English games but with Spanish commentary.Thank you for understanding!
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Personal

WHAT ARE YOUR PRONOUNS?
She/Her!
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WHAT'S YOUR STANCE ON AI?
I don't support it. DON'T feed any of my content into AI generators.
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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT A SHIP BETWEEN [CHARACTER] AND [CHARACTER]?
Unless it's a ship that I explicitly say I like or is very obvious (examples: Lacrima & Angis, Crowe & Aspen), this honestly puts me in a really awkward position. Why? Because if I happen to say I DO like the ship, then it's quite possible that I might get more questions on the matter asking whether it's going to be canon or not. I don't really want that kind of pressure put on me, so I'd rather not answer.
Still, you're free to ship my characters among each other as long as:-They DON'T involve incest, minor x adult, or things along those lines.
-You respect the characters' established orientations (if a character is revealed to be aroace, don't ship them romantically or sexually with another character, etc).
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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SELF-INSERT SHIPS OR FAN CHARACTER X CANON CHARACTER SHIPS?
I'm fine with them AS LONG AS you respect the no NSFW rule mentioned above and you don't become overly possessive of my characters. Thank you for understanding.
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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT [CHARACTER HEADCANON]?
Just like with ships, I'd rather not answer these types of questions because I don't want them to be mistakenly taken as canon or for others to feel bad if I don't like their headcanons.
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Contact

You can send me an 📧 to pritheowl(at)prikarin(dot)com or a DM on Discord (prikarin), but please tell me who you are and what you wish to speak about if I've never spoken to you before.I also have a monthly newsletter in case you want to receive updates about my games. You can join over HERE.If you like what I do, please consider supporting me with a Ko-Fi donation or on my Patreon. It helps more than you think since I write game scripts during my free time.Thank you!