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Month: August 2021

Building a Visual Novel game with Renpy and Spreadsheets

After trialing a few different visual novel builders, my team and I settled on Renpy for this game. Using Renpy as our game engine provides most everything we would want to make a visual game very quickly. Speed is a huge plus for us because our team of two artists, our writer and our programmer (me!) are all working on this project in our spare time. Having multiple people working on game assets can cause conflicts. The renpy game engine example game uses a single file for storing the game script – “script.rpy”. This file is used to direct the flow of the game. You can use it to make characters appear on screen and attribute text to that character.…

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