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Studio e.go! cleanup[edit]

I'm going to work on Studio e.go's page. I just noticed that it's got some pretty bad grammar issues.-- Brainy J ~~ (talk) 18:17, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good. Are you planning on working on any of their games' articles too? The few of them that have articles look like they are in pretty bad shape too. -- クラウド668 18:27, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
I'll work on them as I find time.-- Brainy J ~~ (talk) 18:51, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Notability may be an issue. I can't find good sources online or in Google Books for the studio or their games. Time to initiate an offline search.-- Brainy J ~~ (talk) 18:28, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Redirect this talk page as part of task force cleanup[edit]

I've proposed a comprehensive cleanup of WP:VG's inactive task forces (which would include redirecting all task force talk pages, including this one), if you'll take a look czar  01:47, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Video games/Visual novels articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 17:39, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Visual novel engines[edit]

I'm trying to find sources for either the topic of "visual novel engines" or for its individual engines, but I'm coming up dry. Does anyone have reliable sources for either? czar 20:53, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

If someone is interested in improving the Ren'Py article, I can dig through my bookmarks to find sources that can be use. I think the current state of the article is kind of a mess, and doesn't reflect the article that could be written. (I can't write it myself due to the obvious COI issue.) — PyTom (talk) 22:19, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
@Pytom, that'd be great! We can use all print and online sources with a reputation for editorial control/fact-checking (so ignore any personal blog coverage). Thanks! czar 22:50, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
It's hard to figure out exactly what qualifies - are you trying to establish notability, or have verifiable information to include? I'd argue that for the latter, the Ren'Py documentation serves as an authoritative source. For notablity (and perhaps to figure out what the article should cover), we have:
  • [1] An article from
  • [2] A profile of Ren'Py at (which appears to be a reliable source according to the games wikiproject, despite the word "weblog" in the title).
  • [3] A German print magazine article.
  • [4] An introduction on (I don't know how reliable they are.)
  • [5] is one place where it was taught in a college course. (There have been several other courses as well.)
  • [6] recommends Ren'Py.
  • [7] and [8] are peer reviewed articles about creating a Ren'Py game.
  • Ren'Py has also been name-dropped in The Guardian a couple of times, but isn't really covered in depth - the writers seem to assume their audience knows what it is, or can google it.
Hopefully, these links would be enough to get people started on fixing the article. — PyTom (talk) 02:03, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
So, both, first seeing how widespread coverage in reliable sources is (notability), then seeing how we can fill out the article. czar 16:26, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Kaitou Apricot[edit]

I'm looking for sources for Kaitou Apricot—any suggestions? czar 10:42, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't know if it's really anything, but Famitsu gave the PS version 25/40, and Famitsu had a couple other articles about the PS2 and PSP versions, but seeing as how the publisher just got deleted, why not just prod/afd it?-- 10:59, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Especially when the page is not new, "before" says that it's worth attempting to fix the article yourself before taking it straight to deletion. And it's hard to find sources when you don't know where to look (for VNs). But point taken—thanks czar 15:56, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't think it being nearly a decade old has anything to do with it. If it wasn't notable back then, then it's clearly not notable today.-- 22:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Technical tag[edit]

Any experts here? I'm looking to resolve the video games Category:All articles needing expert attention queue and apparently Visual novel has been tagged for two years. Would anyone be willing to help resolve its {{technical}} tag? czar 03:08, 20 March 2016 (UTC)