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About

I'm working on porting the Ren'Py framework to the HTML5 web browser - so you can publish Visual Novel games online :)

Donate and help the development go faster!

Test the current version

(start-up be long, let it load for half a minute)
The Question - Web Edition Tutorial - Web Edition
(Shitf+O for dev console, F3 for perfs)

Or test your own local game: provide a game.zip as explained below.
(this is purely local to your browser, nothing is sent to us)
Your Game - Web Edition

Download

Development:

Check the official Ren'Py repository at github.com/renpy/renpyweb

To publish your game:
(will be integrated with the Ren'Py launcher eventually)

Examples:
beuc.itch.io/the-question-web
You can also include more than one game and select them using ?game=xxx.zip
renpy.beuc.net/play/?game=the_question.zip
renpy.beuc.net/play/?game=tutorial.zip
(renpy.beuc.net/play/?game=https://somewhere-else.net/game.zip is blocked so a user cannot be tricked into running a malicious game)

Testing locally: with Firefox, just double-click on index.html. With Chromium, you need a local webserver; python3 -m http.server 8080 in the RenPyWeb directory, or install XAMPP.

Savegame warning: user savegames are linked to the webpage domain.
Ideally, provide a stable (sub)domain - like this page.
Some hosts may change your domain on new upload, causing previous savegames to become unreachable.
In addition, a game can read/modify savegames from other games hosted at the same domain. Ren'Py will ignore them, but a malicous game developer could do bad things.
For itch.io (hosts at XXX.ssl.hwcdn.net) it's not clear how often the domain may change: see How to save data? and HTML5 game : Save data locally.
In doubt, remind players to export their savegames from RenPyWeb's top-left menu.

Feedback

Feedback welcome!
Patreon - e-mail - Lemma Soft Forums - itch.io

Roadmap

(in no definite order)

Status reports

2019 week 6 (2018-02-10)

2019 week 5 (2018-02-03)

2019 week 4 (2018-01-27)

2019 week 3 (2018-01-20)

2018 week 52 (2018-12-30)

2018 week 50 (2018-12-16)

2018 week 49 (2018-12-09)

2018 week 48 (2018-12-02)

2018 week 47 (2018-11-25)

2018 week 46 (2018-11-18)

2018 week 45 (2018-11-11)

2018 week 44 (2018-11-04)

2018 week 43 (2018-10-29)

2018 week 42 (2018-10-21)

2018 week 41 (2018-10-14)

2018 week 40 (2018-10-07)

2018 week 39 (2018-09-30)

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