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Visual Novel Engine - Rhade - Apr 11, 2010 07:50 AM

I would like to make a visual novel engine with Ipad/Iphone sdk. This is the book that my library has, http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-iPhone-Development-Exploring-SDK/dp/1430216263. Is this a good book to start for a visual novel engine?

I dont know if it is easy to make a visual novel engine like snatcher or policenauts.
Policenauts system would be better for the touch screen I think.

thnx,

Aaron


Visual Novel Engine - Skorche - Apr 11, 2010 10:20 AM

Visual Novel Engine? You mean like a point and click adventure? The book would probably be fine, though probably a bit overkill.

Have you considered just writing it as a web app? If you just need to display images and some styled text this might be an easier way to do it. You'd just need a little javascript to tie it all together. You could develop it by turning on web sharing on your computer and never have to install anything on your iPhone which can be slow each time if you have a lot of large images. When you are done, all you need to do is make a simple app that loads up a web view. It would only take a few lines of Objective-C code. This is how I would write such a game I think.


Visual Novel Engine - Rhade - Apr 11, 2010 10:52 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAaTFR1P3sg&feature=related It's like this without the cursor and replace it with the touchscreen gameplay. Just look from 3.46min for what I mean.

thnx,

aaron