Game Development with Ren'py: Introduction to Visual Novel Games Using Ren'py, Tyranobuilder, and Twine

Ciesla, Robert

  • 出版商: Apress
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-02
  • 售價: $1,700
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,615
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 135
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1484249194
  • ISBN-13: 9781484249192
  • 海外代購書籍(需單獨結帳)


Get your feet wet in developing visual novels and take a guided tour through easy to follow tutorials to create three mini-adventures of your own using three of the most popular tools (Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine). This book uses a two-pronged approach into the fine art of text-based games and shows you what makes for compelling writing as this skillset lies at the heart of the genre.

You'll discover how to create all-purpose programming logic and techniques for beginners; how to deploy your titles to both desktop and mobile platforms; what makes for compelling writing and story-telling; a detailed look at how to work in some of the most popular and exotic sub-genres and tropes of interactive fiction, such as nakige ("crying game"), dating sims, and horror; the rich history of interactive fiction from the bare-bones 1970s games to the audiovisually rich modern output; and more

Not solely relegated to the ancient historical period of the 1980s or the 1990s, interactive fiction has again become appealing to developers as new tools became available. As of 2018 the visual novel is an increasingly popular and potentially lucrative genre of video game, being deployed for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Game Development with Ren'Py reveals how multi-platform tools like Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine are becoming ever more plentiful for creating games in this genre.

What You'll Learn


  • Gain a working knowledge of Ren'Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine
  • Examine the basics of general programming logic
  • Deploy to all available operating systems and platforms
  • Review different approaches to fiction writing in the context of text-based games

Who This Book Is For

People with no programming experience who are interested in working in the genre of visual novels or interactive fiction.


Robert Ciesla is a freelance writer from Helsinki, Finland. He has a BA in Journalism and a knack for writing urban fiction and directing short films. Robert has worked on many video games on several platforms since being a kid in the mid-nineties.