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.
As a designer you have a lot of artistic freedom in Novelty. There are no templates or presumptions on how your game should look. The visual tools that come with Novelty enables you to give your game a unique look that will stand out.
Programming or no programming
Novelty is firmly built around the concept that no programming is required. Instead of typing code, you can utilize a visual pseudo-programming system which let's you set up game events and dynamic story branches using a point and click interface. Of course there will always be users who want to extend their games to do things outside the box and therefor there is a fully featured scripting language available.
If you are an advanced user with experience of programming in C++ or Java, you'll be glad to know that there is a scripting language available to you if you wish to customize your game even further.
Create and collaborate
Novelty offers a rich asset creation pipeline, that lets you design your own custom assets using a simple yet powerful markup language or through a new visual point and click interface.
Assets can easily be shared with the friends and other members of the Novelty community. Likewise, downloading new art and characters and using them in your own visual novels is as easy as copying a file. Novelty does the work for you.
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