Visual Novel Engine Alternatives

    Visual Novel Engine is described as 'cross-platform tool that lets you create visual novels through a simple, flexible and powerful tagging system, no programming skills required'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Visual Novel Engine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Ren'Py, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Visual Novel Engine are Tuesday JS (Free, Open Source), TyranoBuilder (Paid), Novelty (Free) and Sottolio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 25, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Tuesday is a free open source engine for creating visual novels, interactive stories and text-based adventure games. Written in JavaScript without using any third party libraries.
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    1. Start making your own multi-platform video games right NOW, even if you know nothing about game programming or scripting!
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    2. What is Novelty? Novelty is a free game maker tailored for making visual novels. Contrary to most other visual novel makers, Novelty is designed for people without any experience in scripting or programming.

      Discontinued

      Latest Version was released on Dec 14th, 2010. See http://www.visualnovelty.com/download.html

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      sottolio is a game engine to make in a simple way visual novels for your internet browser. The games written with sottolio can run everywhere. You need only internet browsers which support javascript, HTML5 and the canvas object.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2015. Example game link doesn't work anymore.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Game engine to make in a simple way Visual Novels for Android just writing the script in a XML file.
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      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • Windows Phone
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      • OSVR
      • HTC Vive
      • Self-Hosted
      • Apple TV
      • Playstation VR
      • Unity
      • Steam
      • Playstation
      • Gear VR
      • Nintendo Switch
      • Daydream
      • Xbox
      • Oculus Rift
      Document-Based Scripts Designed for scriptwriters, naninovel scripts — unique feature of the engine — allow developing complex text-based adventure games using familiar text editors. Write stories, not code!
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      SEEVN is a visual novel engine (VNE) that allows artists and writers to bring dynamic stories with multiple paths to life, using an easy to understand scene node editor. Let players make their own choices, enter information and arrive at different endings.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Steam
      Reebyte is a multi-platform standalone editor tool for visual novel creator and other creative interactive projects.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Kocho is a free offline visual novel maker & player which allows you to play, create and share your own visual novel games in an easy way.
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