was released on July 19, 2015. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.5 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.
The history of older Ren'Py 6.99 releases can be found at
I'm pleased to announce Ren'Py 6.99.5. This is the latest in a series of releases that introduce the new features that will make up Ren'Py 7.
The 6.99.5 release focuses on mobile platforms. It massively improved startup time, which helps all platforms, but is especially important on the slower mobile devices. It also improves support for iOS 8, and has other fixes an improvements.
We'd like to thank Patrick Dawson for writing much of the code of Pygame_SDL2, a new, SDL2-based implementation of the Pygame API, and Chris Mear, who created the initial iOS port of Ren'Py that our current support is based on. Other contributors include:
and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.5 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:
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.
When building Android packages, iOS packages, or web distributions, Ren'Py will prompt you to download RAPT (Ren'Py Android Packaging Tool), Renios (Ren'Py iOS Support), or Renpyweb (Web Platform 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", "renios", or "web" directory into the "renpy-6.99.5" directory.)
We also maintain a complete list of releases.