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This page contains a list of features of the Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine to help you decide if Ren'Py is right for your project. The Ren'Py distribution also comes with a demo game which shows most of these features in action. The demo is probably the better way to go, but reading this page certainly takes less time and doesn't require you to install any software. :)

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Ren'Py supports many ways of presenting the story to the user, even within a single game.
(left-to-right: ADV, Subtitles, NVL, Sim)

Dialogue, Narration, and Game Logic

"As I daydream about what I'll do after I get out of work, Bob and 
 Jenny walk in."

b "I'd like two scoops of chocolate ice cream in a cup, please."
j "I'll take one scoop of vanilla in a cup with hot chocolate."

User Interface & Game State (Saving & Loading)

Special Effects


Multi-Language Support


Game Development