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Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels, while its Python support allows for complex simulation games. It's created by PyTom around August 24, 2004.

- Free to use and Free for commercial games.
- Ren'Py supports nearly all features that a visual novel might reasonably be expected to have, including branching stories, saving and loading of games, rollback to previous points in the story, a variety of scene transitions and so on.
- Cross Platforming: Allows games to be played on Linux, Mac and Windows.
- Ren'Py uses a simple text-based script language to write games in. It uses Python.
- Allows easy customization such as present things in NVL-mode, which shows more than one block of text on the screen at once. Change Themes and Layouts to change the look and feel of the various menus.
- Easier to distribute in different languages.
- Audio: OGG, WAV (uncompressed PCM only), Mp3, Mp2.
- Movie Formats: Theora, Mpeg4, Mpeg2, mpeg1

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Live we shall, through moments both fleeting and eternal.

If you have only used RPG Maker and you want to go outside your comfort zone with a different engine = use Ren'Py.
I love this Engine.
The programing language is not really hard to learn.
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