Create, share, and play visual novels without needing ANY programming skills!
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Mostly Positive (105) - 73% of the 105 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 7, 2017

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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Visual Novel Engine is pretty stable and full of features as-is, so Early Access will be used to fine-tune the feature updates and specific customization options for everyone to make their own visual novels the way they want.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Early Access will no longer be needed after all existing features are bug-free. This shouldn't take too long as the more feature additions that are requested to get added, the longer it will take to polish them.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have all the added features chosen from the community during the Early Access stage, and will be in a polished state.

Currently, Visual Novel Engine will allow you to create a visual novel with all the basic features required for a complete game. The Early Access version already includes text tags, sound tags, image tags, and some advanced tags that let you script custom events in your game.

The goal is to add video based tags, as well as more animation tags to allow for a more customized experience.

As Early Access progresses, more options for customizing the user interface for your game (in-game menus, buttons, fonts, color schemes) will be available as the community helps shape which features are concise while also minimizing clutter.

Speed and simplicity is one of the most important factors of Visual Novel Engine. Early Access will help guide us in the direction that creators would require to make their game exactly how they want it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The engine currently is fully playable and pretty stable. The minor bugs that exist are purely cosmetic and will be feature complete before Early Access is over.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The "Export You Game!" DLC will be priced higher once Early Access is over, so now is the time to get it cheap and have priority feature additions.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community is highly important in shaping the features that this visual novel engine will have. New feature requests will be pulled directly from the community as well as any aesthetic changes that are vital to visual novel making.”
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About This Software

The 0m3ga Visual Novel Engine will play visual novels as well as let you create and share them with anyone. No programming experience or scripting language is required! A simple tagging system is used to make the engine as flexible as any other visual novel creator out there.

Use Visual Novel Engine to spend less time on the mechanics of your visual novel and more time on writing it. Get your visual novel done fast with test-driven development.


  • Create and share your own visual novels!
    • Easy to use drag and drop system that lets you create visual novels without any programming skills.
    • Easy uploading to share and update your visual novels.

  • Download and play visual novels that other people create!
    • Simple list of FREE visual novels that are easy to download
    • Play all your visual novels offline!
    • Save states and load states for saving and loading your progress for each visual novel

  • Multi-Platform / Cross-Platform!
    • The entire engine runs exactly the same on all supported platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)
    • All visual novels created on a platform will work on all other platforms seamlessly!

  • Cloud States
    • Save your progress to the cloud and load it on other devices you are logged in to (even mobile!)

  • Export Your Game!
    • Using the "Export Your Game" DLC, you can export your entire visual novel to a standalone game for Windows / Mac / Linux with just one button
    • Purchasing DLC will support the development of Visual Novel Engine!
    • The standalone game can be shared/distributed by itself without the Visual Novel Engine for anyone to play

  • VNE Translator
    • Using the "VNE Translator" DLC, you can allow your visual novel to be translated into other languages!
    • Purchasing DLC will support the development of Visual Novel Engine!
    • Using the Translator, you can also help translate other visual novels into a language using a voting system.


  • Visualize and track your visual novel creation process!


  • Simply start a thread or contact the admin directly to see about getting it added!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or Greater
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 50 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated / Dedicated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 204 MB available space
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 80 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated / Dedicated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 245 MB available space
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 40 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated / Dedicated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 212 MB available space

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