Dating game maker
I also wanted to keep pushing into new boundaries and add more “gamifying” elements to future visual novels.Specifically, I wanted to add a simple world for the player to roam and explore in between cutscenes.Eventually I was able to add a little code of my own.Around the time I finished Quantum Conscience, I knew enough coding to be dangerous, but I still couldn’t program something new on my own; I just knew how to mess with other people’s code. Inspired by a local group of women called Coder Girl, I signed up for Harvard’s free CS50 course online.
It has taken me several months to set up a coding environment from which I can comfortably write and expect to run smoothly like Ren’Py.
My first three games (Serafina’s Saga, Quantum Conscience, and Serafina’s Crown) were all made with Ren’Py.
Ren’Py is fantastic software that is free, easy to use, and reasonably versatile.
No knowledge of coding needed, but you will acquire some general programming logic, should you want to learn more later.
In this workshop, you will learn to: What is a dating sim?