VNgen - The Next-gen Visual Novel Engine
A downloadable extension
NOTICE: GMS 1.4 users must import macros from the included 'macros.txt' file before using VNgen.
THIS ASSET IS CURRENTLY IN EARLY ACCESS
Easily create dynamic visual novel content and sequenced animations with VNgen by XGASOFT. Powered by Quantum, VNgen uses a powerful scripting system within GameMaker Studio, breaking the limits of GML to deliver high-quality presentation both in the IDE and on target devices.
A complete rewrite of the popular Edge VN, VNgen reimagines visual novel design from the ground up, providing access to advanced features previously only accessible to high-budget studios with custom engines. As a sequenced animation platform the possibilities are endless, offering a combination of built-in transitions and animations plus support for user-created animation scripts using simple keyframe logic. As a visual novel engine, VNgen supports virtually limitless entities of every kind, all part of a flexible, modular structure which can be customized to suit almost any user's needs.
Just want something simple? Good news: VNgen handles the complex stuff so you don't have to. Many functions have both simplified and extended counterparts, offering something for every level of programming experience.
Building a full game? Great! As an extension of GameMaker Studio, VNgen can be used entirely on its own or as a layer on top of your own custom code and game mechanics. You can even integrate your own code into VNgen without modifying anything!
In addition, VNgen features...
Fully resolution and framerate independent design
Compatibility with desktop, mobile, and console platforms (HTML5 currently not supported)
Event/action structure with over 10 different types of entities to create, modify, animate, and destroy
Advanced text generation with markup for style, speed, pausing, links, and more
Four-color gradient blending for most elements
Dynamic mesh support for most elements
Advanced 2.5D camera-style perspective
Custom depth sorting of elements within a single object
Composite character system with unlimited layers
Built-in multi-language support
Built-in debug mode with command console and a host of real-time statistics
... And much more! (Seriously.)
Why Early Access?
Early Access allows you to get creating with VNgen as soon as possible and provides an opportunity for Edge VN users to upgrade at a reduced cost. While using VNgen should be a mostly bug-free experience, it is also very helpful to receive user feedback regarding issues that may have been missed during development.
Projects made using the Early Access version of VNgen will retain compatibility with the final release, which will be provided as a free update to all Early Access users.
A bit of what to look forward to in Version 1.0:
Native GameMaker Studio 2 support
Internal code improvements
New developer demos
Thanks for being a part of the first generation of VNgen users!
In order to download this extension you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. You will get access to the following files: