Demystifying Ren’Py

Visual Novels A visual novel is an interactive game style introduced in Japan in the early 1990s, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage). As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels. Ren’Py is a cross-platform “Visual Novel” engine that runs on Python (hence the “Py”). It comes pre-packaged with a lot…


Demystifying GameMaker Studio

GameMaker Studio is a free, code-optional game engine. It creates 2-Dimensional games and is a well-documented tool that has been a staple in the independent games community for many years. The engine is robust, and a lot of well-known indie games have been made in it, such as Spelunky by Mossmouth and Undertale by Toby…

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