Game Development with Ren'Py

Introduction to Visual Novel Games Using Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine

Authors: Ciesla, Robert

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  • Great tool for breaking down general programming logic
  • Create quality visual novels using Ren'Py, Tyranobuilder, and Twine
  • No previous programming experience required
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About this book

Get your feet wet in developing visual novels and take a guided tour through easy to follow tutorials using three of the most popular tools (Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine). This book uses a two-pronged approach into the fine art of text-based games, showing you what makes for compelling writing as well as the programming logic and techniques needed to bring your visual novels to life.

In this book, you will uncover the rich history of interactive fiction from the bare-bones 1970s games to the audiovisually rich modern output. You will take a detailed look at how to work with some of the most popular and exotic sub-genres and tropes of interactive fiction, such as nakige ("crying game"), dating sims, and horror. Once the stage is set, you will learn to use all-purpose programming logic and techniques in three mini tutorial games and also learn how to deploy your titles to both desktop and mobile platforms.

Not solely relegated to the ancient historical period of the 1980s and 1990s, interactive fiction has again become appealing to developers as new tools became available. The visual novel is an increasingly popular and potentially lucrative genre of video game, being deployed for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Game Development with Ren'Py reveals how multi-platform tools such as Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine are becoming ever more plentiful for creating games in this genre.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain a working knowledge of Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine
  • Examine the basics of general programming logic
  • Deploy to all available operating systems and platforms
  • Review different approaches to fiction writing in the context of text-based games

Who This Book Is For

People with no programming experience who are interested in working in the genre of visual novels or interactive fiction.

About the authors

Robert Ciesla is a freelance writer from Helsinki, Finland. He has a BA in journalism and a knack for writing urban fiction and directing short films. Robert has worked on many video games on several platforms since being a kid in the mid-nineties. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Stories and How to Craft Them

    Pages 1-46

    Ciesla, Robert

  • The (Ancient) Art of Interactive Fiction

    Pages 47-77

    Ciesla, Robert

  • The Modern Visual Novel

    Pages 79-108

    Ciesla, Robert

  • Working in Ren’Py, Twine, and TyranoBuilder

    Pages 109-143

    Ciesla, Robert

  • Deeper Down the Dungeon

    Pages 145-185

    Ciesla, Robert

Buy this book

eBook 22,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4920-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 29,53 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4919-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Game Development with Ren'Py
Book Subtitle
Introduction to Visual Novel Games Using Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Robert Ciesla
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4920-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4920-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4919-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 346
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations
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