Ren'Py 6.99.13 "We came in peace."

was released on October 29, 2017. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.13 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 6.99.13, the last in a series of releases that will culminate in Ren'Py 7. This release improves Ren'Py for creators of all experience levels. Some of the highlights of this release are:

  • The two games that are bundled with Ren'Py have both been remade. Both are now in the 16:9 aspect ratio and use modern Ren'Py programming techniques. The Tutorial has been rethought, and is now structured to be a basic and in-depth class in Ren'Py, with hundreds of new examples. (The old tutorial may still be used when a translation exists for a language.)
  • Ren'Py now ships with the Interactive Director, which can be accessed by pressing 'D'. The Director allows one to edit scripts from inside Ren'Py, adding and modifying the scene, show, hide, with, play, queue, stop and voice statements.
  • Ren'Py now runs on the Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi files can be downloaded and added to a Ren'Py release, though it's the creator's responsibility to ensure that their project runs in the limited memory available on that platform.
  • Ren'Py now takes advantage of Non-Power of Two (NPOT) textures to reduce memory usage when supported on a platform. Memory usage can be reduced further by setting config.cache_surfaces to False.
  • The functionality of the {a} text tag, which introduces a hyperlink, has been improved. It's now possible to use a hyperlink to jump to a label, call a label, or show a screen.
  • The say statement has been extended to take arguments. This new syntax can be used by advanced creators to provide additional information to a say statement.
  • Ren'Py now loads files in a second thread, preventing sound playback and looping from causing drops in the framerate.
  • Translations of the launcher to French and Brazilian Portuguese have been added, while the new tutorial is also available in Russian.

In addition to these, dozens of minor improvements are mentioned in the changelog.

Ren'Py 6.99.13 is brought to you by:

  • Alexandre Tranchant
  • Andrew Savchenko
  • Gregory Pease
  • Gustavo Carvalho
  • Ian Leslie
  • Kevin Turner
  • Lore
  • Maxwell Paul Brickner
  • Morgan Willcock
  • Mugenjohncel
  • Pratomo Asta N
  • Renoa
  • Ria-kon
  • Nyaatrap
  • Vollschauer
  • Xavi-mat
  • Zedraxlo

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.13 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.

Editra (Windows):
Editra (Mac):
Editra (Linux): renpy-6.99.13-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-6.99.13" directory.)

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

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-6.99.13-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-6.99.13-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-6.99.13.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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