Welcome to the first programming and Python related post here on Ice or Fire. Today we'll discuss RenPy. What is RenPy? Funny you should ask Random Internet Stranger!
What Is RenPy?
To quote from the RenPy website:
Ren'Py is a visual novel engine – used by thousands of creators from around the world – that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories that run on computers and mobile devices. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows anyone to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.
Say what now?
Basically, RenPy is a game framework that easily allows you to create a "choose your own adventure" type book with images. There's not a lot of programming involved to do simple things but it does allow you to script complex tasks in Python. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Ok... why are you telling me this?
I'm learning RenPy and creating a family friendly pirate game using it. In the coming weeks, I'll post more about my progress. Stay tuned!
Check out part 1 of our game!