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Best way to approach a matching mechanic?
2 projects | /r/RenPy | 11 Jun 2023
2 projects | /r/GameDeveloper | 30 May 2023
https://www.renpy.org/ this is an engine specialised for making visual novels. But I've also made a point and click adventure with it. Renpy is not a visual editor at all, this is one where you stare at code 100% of the time and then hit run to test it and actually see things. I love recommending this one to people who already know programming but don't want to go straight into Unity or other half visual, half IDE based dev environments.
Narrative Game Design
5 projects | /r/gamedesign | 30 May 2023
And RenPy is basically an engine in itself, for making visual-novel style games, and has an excellent scripting language for laying out branching dialogs and logic.
Narrative Point & Click Games, help!
2 projects | /r/gamedev | 9 Apr 2023
This is a link to renpy, a pretty good visual novel engine I hear.
[general] Update/sneak peak on my free console based pjo game. If you want to beta test, dm me
2 projects | /r/camphalfblood | 5 Mar 2023
If you feel like expanding the project and adding visuals, there's Renpy. Otherwise there's a few python libraries like arcade or pygame. Obviously adding art is going to add a lot of time to this project.
Can I make a game with a low IQ ?
3 projects | /r/gamedev | 14 Feb 2023
Start small, don't push yourself hard. Get a book like "Python for kids" and read it. Then try to use ren.py framework: https://www.renpy.org/ to make very simple visual novel. As you get more familiar with python, check PyGame framework: https://www.pygame.org
I wanna start making a horror game
2 projects | /r/gamedev | 9 Feb 2023
are you just starting out? if so there are less code intensive engines for story / script writing. for example... Twine https://twinery.org/ RenPy https://www.renpy.org/ Choicescript https://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/
How to create a videogame
3 projects | /r/worldbuilding | 17 Jan 2023
If you want to make a 'visual novel' (similar to a CYOA, but with more graphics, animations, etc.) then Ren'Py is the way to go. If you're willing to learn a bit of Python, you can totally customise it.
I know nothing about coding/programming or game development; where should I start with a visual novel?
2 projects | /r/Unity2D | 16 Jan 2023
If you just want a simple, 2D visual novel, I'd honestly not use Unity and go for Renpy instead!
How would I go about creating a point-and-click game like Myst or The 7th Guest?
5 projects | /r/learnpython | 31 Dec 2022
Ren'Py: Ren'Py's a visual novel engine that's just dandy fer makin' point-and-click adventure games. It's got a scriptin' language and all sorts of tools fer creatin' and managin' game assets. You can find out more about Ren'Py right here: https://www.renpy.org/
What are some alternatives?
Pygame - 🐍🎮 pygame (the library) is a Free and Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications like games built on top of the excellent SDL library. C, Python, Native, OpenGL.
ink - inkle's open source scripting language for writing interactive narrative.
Godot - Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine
Panda3D - Powerful, mature open-source cross-platform game engine for Python and C++, developed by Disney and CMU
Cocos2d - Cocos2d-x is a suite of open-source, cross-platform, game-development tools utilized by millions of developers across the globe. Its core has evolved to serve as the foundation for Cocos Creator 1.x & 2.x.
YarnSpinner - Yarn Spinner is a tool for building interactive dialogue in games!
twinejs - Twine, a tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories
godot-ink - Ink integration for Godot Engine.
PyOpenGL - Repository for the PyOpenGL Project
Arcade - Easy to use Python library for creating 2D arcade games.
Jomini - Historical battle simulation package for Python