Ren'Py 7.1.0 "On the road again."

was released on September 10, 2018. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.1.0 are:

You only need to download one of these files. Each contains the full Ren'Py software development kit, with everything needed to develop Ren'Py games for the Windows, Mac, and Linux 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'm happy to announce Ren'Py 7.1.0. This release fixes issues with Ren'Py 7.0.0, and also includes a few new features:

  • Android support has been rewritten to use the modern gradle-based build system. This allows Android apps created using Ren'Py to be posted in the Google Play store again. This also improves them in other ways, like making the app smaller by splitting out support for different platforms.
  • There is a new "monologue mode", which allows you to use triple-quoted strings to create say statements that contain multiple lines of dialogue. As part of this, the new {clear} text tag allows the equivalent of nvl clear to be embedded in dialogue.
  • The new _quit_slot variable lets you specify a save slot that the game is saved to when the user quits.
  • The updater (built into the launcher) has been updated to prompt for the channel to update to on each use, preventing creators from updated to an unexpected prerelease or nightly build.

As usual, check the changelog for a complete list of changes.

Ren'Py 7.1.0 is brought to you by:

  • Alexandre-T
  • Andy_kl
  • Andykl
  • Bryan Tsang
  • Craig P. Donson
  • Joshua Fehler
  • Lee Yunseok
  • Max le Fou
  • Moshibit
  • Muhammad Nur Hidayat Yasuyoshi
  • Ria-kon
  • Saltome
  • Sylvain Beucler
  • nyaatraps
  • philat:
  • xavi-mat

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.1.0 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-7.1.0-atom-linux.tar.bz2
Editra (Windows):
Editra (Mac):
Editra (Linux): renpy-7.1.0-editra-linux.tar.bz2

Android and iOS Support

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-7.1.0" directory.)

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

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-7.1.0-raspi.tar.bz2
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-7.1.0-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-7.1.0.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.
Checksums: checksums.txt
Checksums for the various files making up the Ren'Py distribution.

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