Ren'Py 6.99.11 "Who tells your story?"

was released on September 5, 2016. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.11 are:

You only need to download one of these three files. Each contains the full Ren'Py software development kit, with everything needed to develop Ren'Py games for Windows XP and up, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, and Linux x86/x86_64. The development environment contains the files needed to produce games for all three platforms, the Ren'Py tutorial, and "The Question", an example game.

Ren'Py is free to download and use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It may be modified and distributed under the terms of its license.

Additional Downloads. When necessary, the Ren'Py SDK will automatically download additional packages, such as text editors and Android/iOS support. These packages are available for direct download at the bottom of this page.

Release History and Updates

The history of older Ren'Py 6.99 releases can be found at the following URLs:


I'd like to announce Ren'Py 6.99.11, the latest in a series of releases that will culminate in Ren'Py 7, and one of the biggest Ren'Py releases to date.

The biggest change is a new default GUI framework. Out of the box, the new GUI looks more modern, works across a range of screen sizes, and supports mobile devices out of the box. The GUI is also easier for creators of all skill levels to customize, with re-theming accomplished by replacing image files and optionally adjusting variables. The Ren'Py documentation now includes a GUI customization guide explaining how to completely retheme the new GUI.

Thanks go to Auro-Cyanide for the original design of the new GUI. (But don't blame her - we've had to stray quite a bit from that design in pursuit of resolution independence.)

There have been a number of features added to Ren'Py to support the new GUI.

  • Ren'Py now natively supports a dialogue history/readback system.
  • File pages can be renamed by clicking on the page title/number.
  • Style properties that use image filenames can take a [prefix_] substitution, which causes a style prefix search.

And the usual set of non-GUI-related changes:

  • Android support has been partially rewritten. It now supports x86 in addition to ARM, supports immersive mode, and fixes problems downloading Android dependencies.
  • Ren'Py supports Chrome OS by converting an Android package using the Android Runtime for Chrome tool.
  • The Ren'Py script language supports locally-scoped labels.
  • Transforms support tiling the child multiple times, and panning over the child image by an angle.

A Vietnamese translation of the launcher and tutorial has been added by Thuong Nguyen Huu. An Indonesian translation of the launcher and default project has been contributed by Pratomo Asta Nugraha.

Ren'Py 6.99.11 is brought to you by:

  • Caryoscelus
  • Diapolo10
  • Edward Betts
  • Ferdinand Thiessen
  • Kevin Turner
  • Morgan Willcock
  • Nolanlemahn
  • Pratomo Asta N
  • Sapphi
  • Shiz
  • Vollschauer
  • Xavi-mat
  • Xela

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.11 can be found at:

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

Editor Downloads

When first asked to edit a file, the Ren'Py launcher will prompt you to download and install an editor. As this may fail if your Internet connection is unreliable, the editors can be downloaded separately. To install, extract the contents of the editor archive to the Ren'Py directory.

Editra (Windows):
Editra (Mac):
Editra (Linux): renpy-6.99.11-editra-linux.tar.bz2

Android and iOS Support

When building Android or iOS packages, Ren'Py will prompt you to download RAPT (Ren'Py Android Packaging Tool) or Renios (Ren'Py iOS Support). As these downloads may fail if your Internet connection is unreliable, these packages can be downloaded separately. To install, extract the contents of the archive to the Ren'Py directory. (Place the "rapt" or "renios" directory into the "renpy-6.99.11" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT):
iOS Support (Renios):

Additional Downloads

Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-6.99.11-source.tar.bz2
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Pygame_SDL2 Source Code: pygame_sdl2-2.1.0-for-renpy-6.99.11.tar.gz
Contains the source code for the version of pygame_sdl2 required to run this version of Ren'Py. This may be newer than any released version of pygame_sdl2.
Other Dependencies:
Ren'Py contains free software licensed under a number of licenses, including the GNU Lesser General Public License. A full list of software and links to git repositories from which the software can be downloaded is linked above.

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