The EASIEST and FASTEST tool to make your own multi-platform visual novels! Quickly create your own games for Windows / MacOS / iOS / Android / HTML5 / CSS3, even if you know nothing about game programming or scripting!
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Release Date: Mar 27, 2015

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August 12, 2016

TyranoBuilder Updated to v1.6!

We're excited to announce that TyranoBuilder is now updated to version 1.6, which adds a 3D camera, video backdrop functionality, and a whole host of other new features and improvements. All of these new functions can be used by placing the new components in the Scene Editor, or by using TyranoScript tags. Check out the list below for full details.

TyranoBuilder should update automatically in your Steam client, and will give you the option to back up any projects built in previous versions before attempting to open them for editing in the new version. v1.5 and all other previous versions are available in your Steam Library by right clicking in TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio, then going to Properties > Betas.

We hope you enjoy this latest version!! Please post any feedback to the announcement comments or to the thread in the Steam Discussions group!

★ 3D Camera
3D camera functionality is now available!
Allows immediate previewing and can be used on individual layers.

Some 3D Camera examples:

Camera panning and zoom:
Comic reading:
With Live2D:
★ Video Backdrops
Use videos as backgrounds!
Loop and smoothing functions available.
You could even create a visual novel composed of videos only!

Video backdrops example:
★ Improved Exporting
Export from Windows to Mac, or vice versa!
Exporting for large scale project has been optimized.

★ Tool Area Customization
Customize the components available in the Tools Area.
Disable unused components for improve your efficiency!

★ Character Highlighting
Highlight the character that is speaking and / or de-emphasize other characters.
Character names are used to automatically switch, making it easy to apply to existing projects!

Character highlighting demo:
★ Character Shake Component
Select and shake an individual character onscreen.
Shake attributes can be customized.

★ Call and Return Components
Used to move to specific scenes or labels.
The Return component returns the active component.
The difference between this and the Jump component is that the Return component jumps back to the Call component.
Frequently used functions can be placed in a separate scene and called at any time.

★ Individual Channels for Sound Effects
Play multiple sound effects at the same time!
Stop an individual sound effect at any time.

★ ‘Await SE / BGM End’ Components
Use these to have a scene end when music playback completes,
Handy for synchronizing music, etc. with scenes!

★ Character Positioning Options
Enable or disable character repositioning when another character exits the screen.

★ Adjust the Speed of Automatic Character Positioning
Speed adjustment when automatic character positioning is enabled.

★ Live2D Compatibility Updated to v2.1
TyranoBuilder is fully compatible with Live2D v2.1 models.
Rollback to v2.0 library is available.

★ TyranoScript updated to v4.2
Faster and more stable!
New scripting tags! See below for the new tags.
Full tag reference is available at:

3D Camera
[camera] Move the camera
[reset_camera] Reset the camera
[wait_camera] Wait for the camera movement to complete

[stopanim] Force animation stop

[bgmopt] Set background music options
[seopt] Set sound effect options
[wbgm] Wait for BGM to finish playing
[wse] Wait for sound effect to finish playing

[chara_face] Set character facial expressions
[chara_hide_all] Remove all characters from the screen
[chara_ptext] Display speaking character’s name and change expression

[bg] Change the background images
[image] Display an image
[mtext] Animate text

[glink] Graphical link

[bgmovie] Play a background movie
[stop_bgmovie]  Stop the movie backdrop
[wait_bgmovie] Wait for the movie backdrop to complete

[autoconfig] Set auto mode options
[autoload] Autoload
[autosave] Autosave
[autostart] Start auto mode
[autostop] End auto mode
[awakegame] Restore game from paused state
[clearstack] Clear the stack
[sleepgame] Pause the game
[breakgame] Delete paused game data
[config_record_label] Set text history options
[cursor] Set a mouse cursor image
[dialog] Display a dialogue box
[resetdelay] Restore default text display speed
[screen_full] Go full screen

★ Other New Functionality and UI Improvements
Numerous other improvements to make creating visual novels even faster and easier!


We'll back again soon with MOAR new features and improvements to the EASIEST, FASTEST visual novel engine out there!

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August 10, 2016

Tyranobuilder Update Drops This Friday!

Hey Tyrano's,

We are putting the finishing touches to version 1.6 which releases this coming Friday. In the meantime, here is an advance peek at the new functions that are on the way:

★ 3D camera
★ Movie backdrops
★ New TyranoScript functions and tags
★ Tool area customization
★ Individual channels for sound effects
★ Live 2D update
★ Highlighting for speaking characters
★ Shake effect for individual characters
★ New options for character auto-positioning
★ Call and Return components
★ Await SE / BGM End components
★ Browse button added to the Character Manager
★ Improved exporting (export from Windows to Mac and vice versa)

Full details to follow when we roll out on Friday!

We’re looking forward to sharing this latest version and new features with you! Thank you all for being such a great community!

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About This Software

※ 日本語の案内は英文の下にあります! ※

Easily and quickly make your own multi-platform visual novels with TyranoBuilder, even if you know nothing about game programming or scripting!

Bring your creativity to reality with our suite of drag-and-drop tools, plus scripting language for advanced users.

Games made with TyranoBuilder can be easily exported to Windows, Mac, browsers, or converted* for iOS and Android smart devices, then sold via distributors such as Steam, the Apple AppStore, or GooglePlay!

*Requires free third party software. See the TyranoBuilder Tutorial for details.


★ Easy & fast to Use! ★
No programming knowledge required! Fire up and start creating games immediately with TyranoBuilder’s simple and intuitive drag & drop interface!

★ Multi-platform! ★
Create games on Windows or Mac, and export for Windows, iOS*, Android*, smartphones and tablets, or browsers!

*iOS and Android require conversion using free third party software. See the TyranoBuilder Tutorial for details.

★ Fully featured! ★
Easily add scenes, characters, dialogue, story branches, music, movies and more!

★ Powerful! Flexible! ★
Customize every aspect of your game with the included TyranoScript scripting language!

★ Outstanding Value! ★
Create and sell your own visual novels for only $14.99! Requires NO license fees or royalties of any kind!


Praise for TyranoBuilder!

"Super intuitive! Within minutes I was up and running and already had a scene nearly finished. The ability to basically do everything without ever needing to know any kind of programming is going to make this a smash hit." - Hardcore Gamer

"This software is amazing, really easy to use." - Nerd Maldito

"Hands down the fastest way of creating a visual novel with no coding required." - Rice Digital

"Easier than peeling a banana." - G-Genius & P4G





ティラノビルダーで制作されるゲームは簡単にWindows、 MacOS、ブラウザー向けにエクスポートすることができ、iOS やアンドロイド端末向けに移植※出来る。

さらに、制作したゲームをSteam、Apple AppStore、GooglePlayなどで発売もできる!



★ 使いやすい!早い! ★

★ マルチプラットフォーム! ★
WindowsあるいはMacOSでゲームを制作し、Windows、 iOS※、 アンドロイド※、 スマホ、タブレット、ブラウザー用にエクスポート出来る!


★ 数多くの強力な機能を搭載! ★

★ 強力!柔軟なカスタマイズ! ★

★ お買い得!! ★

★★★ 直ぐに購入し、ノベルゲーム制作にチャレンジしよう ★★★


- Hardcore Gamer

「このソフトは凄い。本当に使いやすい。」 Nerd Maldito

「バナナの皮を剥くより簡単。」 G-Genius、P4G

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Chip
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Chip
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
    • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Chip
    • Storage: 500 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Chip
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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