Ren'Py "A funny thing happened."

is a prerelease, last updated on March 18, 2018. The main downloads of Ren'Py are:

This is a pre-release version of Ren'Py. Please test it and report bugs, but don't release games with it until it becomes final.

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.


I've released Ren'Py, a release that adds support for the Atom text editor to Ren'Py. Atom is a modern and approachable editor with support for a number of features, like code folding.

To try Atom, please go to the Ren'Py preferences, and select Atom as your text editor. The normal Ren'Py text editing features will then use Atom. Further customization can be done inside Atom itself, including switching between dark and light themes.

Special thanks to William Tumeo for the initial creation of the language-renpy Atom plugin, and then for transferring it to the Ren'Py project.

Please see the 6.99.14 release notes and release notes for what's new in these releases.

Ren'Py 6.99.14 is brought to you by:

  • Eliza Velasquez
  • Enerccio
  • Peter Vanusanik
  • Ria-kon
  • Nyyatrap
  • Vollschauer
  • William Tumeo
  • Xavi-mat

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 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:

Please also check out the credits and list of sponsors.

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.

Atom (Windows):
Atom (Mac):
Atom (Linux): renpy-
Editra (Windows):
Editra (Mac):
Editra (Linux): renpy-

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-" directory.)

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

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-
Contains files required to allow Ren'Py to run on the Raspberry Pi. This should be untarred in the Ren'Py sdk directory.
Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Pygame_SDL2 Source Code: pygame_sdl2-2.1.0-for-renpy-
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.

We also maintain a complete list of releases.