was released on May 26, 2021. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.5 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.
I'm happy to announce Ren'Py 7.4.5, the fifth patch release for the 7.4 series. This fix adds several features that take advantage of the model-based renderer, improves platform support, and adds other quality of life features, like a dark theme for the launcher.
Perhaps the biggest new feature is the 3D Stage system. This allows a creator to position images on a three dimensional stage, like the one a play takes place on. Images can be rotated and moved in three dimensions, and Ren'Py will take care of rendering them in a perspective-correct manner.
Other features that take advantage of the model-based renderer are new blend modes (including multiply), and a new transition, Swing, that rotates images in three dimensions. The model-based renderer is enabled by default in games released with Ren'Py 7.4.5.
This release also includes improvements for many platforms. The Android support allows new projects to be compiled after the bintray shutdown, while a rewritten splashscreen allows Ren'Py to start on more devices. This release also includes fixes for compiling on iOS, and for signing and notarizing macOS applications.
Ren'Py 7.4 is the the product of over a year of development, and one of the biggest releases of Ren'Py to date. This series of releases focuses on updating Ren'Py's internals so that Ren'Py is ready for its next 15 years.
Ren'Py 7.4 is brought to you by:
everyone who's tested this release, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.5 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-7.4.5" directory.)
We also maintain a complete list of releases.