Ren'Py is a visual novel engine that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows you to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.
Ren'Py is open source and free for commercial use. It supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android.
The latest version of Ren'Py is 6.18.3, released on October 21, 2014. This release fixes bugs found in Ren'Py 6.18 "... through shared popular culture.".
The quickstart walks you through the process of creating a simple game.
There are a large number of community-created tutorials that explain how to customize Ren'Py.
If you think you've found a bug in Ren'Py, report it to our GitHub issue tracker.
If you'd like to contribute to Ren'Py development, please visit our GitHub project page.
We make news about Ren'Py available on a number of social platforms:
Twitter: You can follow Ren'Py's lead developer @renpytom for release announcements, development news, and general commentary on life.
Facebook: We announce new releases and other community news on our Facebook page.
Deviantart: Artists interested in Ren'Py and visual novels might want to visit our DeviantArt group.
To ask questions that aren't appropriate for a public forum, or to find a speaker for your visual novel-related conference or con, please contact us via email.