Visualize, Create, Share. A revolutionary new tool for Visual Novel Creation aimed towards aspiring artists and writers to bring their stories to life.
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Release Date:
Nov 16, 2017

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November 29

VN Maker v1.0.1037

Hello everyone,

the next update v1.0.1037 of VN Maker is here and now available in the BETA branch! Also, the Stable/Default branch got updated to the to v1.0.1034

New Languages

New languages have been added to VN Maker's Editor:

- Traditional Chinese
- Simplified Chinese
- German
- French
- Spanish
- Portugal / Brazil
- Russian. We originally did an own translation here but please check this thread from Naito who made a russian translation too which might be a better choice:

Please understand that those languages are still in BETA and only available in BETA branch. Please give us feedback so we can improve the translation together. We are setting up a system so that everyone can request changes to the official translations.


- Click anywhere proceeds message now
- Hide Window/UI with Space-Key. (Only Built-in/Scripted-UI)
- New Text Code: {P} to erase message after user-action.
- New Text Code: {CP} to erase page in NVL mode after user-action
- New Text Code: {CR:<name>} to change the current speaking character
- Copy & Paste Records between projects
- Access to all keyboard keys via Input Data & Wait for Input command
- Any Key, Any Button and Any Input option added to Input Data & Wait for Input command
- Delete key in Scene Editor is now used instead of Ctrl+Delete.
- Variable Names can now be used for variable text code too. So instead of {GT:0} you can just write {GT:PlayerName} for example.
- Skipping can now be turned ON/OFF via Set Game Data command

Bug Fixes:
- Y-Coordinate for Zoom Screen command works now
- Fixed some issues with Skipping
- Instant Text Speed fixed (via {DI:Y} text code)
- Fixed: Open Project > New Project > Delete New Project > Error Message

1080p Templates

First of all, no there are not part of this update. But we heard you and we are working on a 1080p Template for the Action-based UI and you will be able to use it soon!
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November 21

VN Maker v1.0.1034

Hello everyone,

The latest update v1.0.1034 for VN Maker is now available in the BETA branch! More updates will come soon!

Unstable/BETA Branch

We also want to announce that the Unstable/BETA branch for Visual Novel Maker is now available so that we can improve VN Maker together.

The Unstable/BETA branch will contain latest fixes and improvements for testing before they get into the stable build. So that branch is unstable and for use at own risk.

To use it, do a right click on Visual Novel Maker in Steam, select Properties from the popup-menu, switch to BETAS tab and select "beta - Use at own Risk" from the dropdown menu and thats it.

Read more about VN Maker's development cycle here:

Please post bugs for this branch in the Unstable/BETA Branch Sub-Forum.
(The sub-forum is only visible for people who own a copy of VN Maker)

If you have any questions, just let us know!


VN Maker has an automatic migration system which migrates your project data to the latest version if necessary. We mentioned this in the Help File but we mention it again here to avoid issues:

If you do scripting in Script Editor or Extension Editor, make sure that you never edit already existing scripts directly. Always create a copy of the original script and change the behavior through inheritance or patching. That is because the migration process might replace built-in scripts with their latest version and that means, if you did direct edits, there is a chance that you lose that changes. If you have any questions about that, just let us know.


  • Change Expression command now supports Wait/Continue setting.
  • Import of Assets through Resource Manager which are located in the project folder itself works now.
  • Re-Import of already imported assets will now correctly move the assets to the selected group/folder.
  • Persistent Variables are now saved & loaded correctly
  • Live Preview skips Idle, Wait for Input and Image-Map now for better preview results. It will now longer get stuck at "Input Text" common event in Action-based UI template for example.
  • Unlock CG command's default value is now correct
  • CG Gallery issues fixed with Action-based UI template
  • Message Settings command works now even if other font has been selected.
  • Live Preview: Music Stops now if you click on a command which is above the Play Music command
  • Live Preview: All Audio stops now if you do a real game test
  • Help File works now with MS Edge + Better Layout.
  • Online Help File now available at
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“Ever wanted to make your own visual novel? Visual Novel Maker is now, hands down, the best way of going about it!”
Rice Digital

“The new Visual Novel Maker software is looking to be a formidable successor to RPG Maker.”
Moe Gamer

“Why Visual Novel Maker is going to be essential for anyone who loves their VNs”
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About This Software

Visualize, Create, Share.

Degica is pleased to announce their latest installment to the 'Maker' series of game development tools, Visual Novel Maker. A revolutionary new tool for Visual Novel Creation aimed towards aspiring artists and writers to bring their stories to life. Visual Novel Maker is developed by André Radomski.


  • BEAUTIFUL FREE TO USE ASSETS: Visual Novel Maker contains beautifully crafted resources named Standard Asset Resources (StARs) to help you start with your game. This includes characters, backgrounds, music and sound effects free to use when you buy the program!
  • DYNAMIC CREATION TOOLS AIMED FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Visual Novel Maker is designed to be as flexible as possible while still being user friendly. Virtually everything in the engine is managed through a simple point-and-click or drag-and-drop interface. It features powerful features to manipulate graphics and video to support the creative minds using it.
  • LIVE2D AND VOICE SYNC SUPPORT: Visual Novel Maker features Live2D support to bring life to 2D characters. This also includes support for voice sync between text, voice clips and the Live2D models. The volume of the clip is also reflected visually bringing a new level of immersion!
  • SCRIPTING AND EXTENSIONS OF USER-INTEGRATED FUNCTIONALITY: Visual Novel Maker features Scripting, the ability to add new mechanics or functions in-game, and Extensions, the ability to modify the editor to add your own commands, to give users full control!
  • MULTIPLE RESOLUTION SUPPORT: Visual Novel Maker allows you to make games up to 1080p with 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 ratio. You can also set a custom resolution!
  • EASY GAME LOCALIZATION SUPPORT: Visual Novel Maker streamlines the localization process by having all text display on its own tab and/or can be exported to .CSV format. But that's not all, Visual Novel Maker detects if images have to be changed based on the user language with a simple suffix added at the end of the filename. (e.x. filename_de)
  • SHARE YOUR GAME WITH MULTIPLE EXPORTING OPTIONS: Want to share your creation with the world? You can export your creation to various platforms such as Windows and MacOSX!
  • And much, much more.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x768 or better Display
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10 or better
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x768 or better Display
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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