The rules state the following:
While other game elements may be present, the final piece should be largely identified as a "visual novel."
How far from the traditional sprites-and-text-boxes are we allowed to venture? I want to make something akin to an interactive comic. Quartett! (=definitely a VN) is fairly similar in it's style of presentation style to what I imagine, but I also want puzzle mechanics; It will probably be a short game.