Ren'Py 7.4.9 "Lucky Robot Retcon"

was released on October 7, 2021. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.9 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'd like to announce Ren'Py 7.4.9, the ninth patch release of Ren'Py 7.4. The largest amount of work was done to update the Android version of Ren'Py to keep pace with Google Play's requirements. Ren'Py now uses the Android App Bundle format, and uses Play Asset Delivery to download assets to the player's device.

In addition to the Android improvements, some of the major changes are:

  • The iOS version of Ren'Py now produces more complete projects, requiring less work to get projects working.
  • Improvements to the web updater, providing a less efficient mode that works with https web servers.
  • A new option in the launcher that can tell you if a new Ren'Py release exists.
  • Improvements to the 3D stage, so that the camera statement and perspective work with transitions and transforms.
  • Transforms now can take fractional sizes.
  • The shift+A accessibility menu now has a new high-contrast mode, to make text more readable.

These are just some of the improvements in this release, so please read the changelog to find everything new.

Ren'Py 7.4 is brought to you by:

  • Andrej
  • Andrí Wilford
  • Andy_kl
  • Capntrips
  • Charles Surett
  • Cherie Davidson
  • CobaltCore
  • CodePsy
  • Daniel Conley
  • Daniel Luque
  • Dogtopus
  • Eric Ahn
  • GanstaKingofSA
  • GimmiRuski
  • GiovanH
  • Gouvernathor
  • Gratusfr
  • Hanaka
  • Hyper Sonic
  • Jackmcbarn
  • Jan Masek
  • Joaquin Garmendia Cabrera
  • Joshua Fehler
  • Joshua Stone
  • Jürg Billeter
  • Kapil Gain
  • KG
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Lee Yunseok
  • Lent1
  • Lezalith
  • Liu Wenyuan
  • Lucas Ramage
  • Maciej Katafiasz
  • Mal Graty
  • Mason Chou
  • Maxwell Paul Brickner
  • Midgethetree
  • Moshibit
  • Neotus
  • Neyunse
  • Paul J Martinez
  • Remix
  • Ruben Jesus Garcia-Hernandez
  • Siege-Wizard
  • Shawna-p
  • Sylvain Beucler
  • Uyjulian
  • Xavimat
  • Zedraxlo
  • 被诅咒的章鱼
  • 逆转咸鱼

everyone who's tested this release, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.9 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-7.4.9-atom-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-7.4.9" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT):
iOS Support (Renios):
Web Platform Support (Renpyweb):

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-7.4.9-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-7.4.9-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-7.4.9.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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