VNgen Reference Guide

Welcome to VNgen - The Next-gen Visual Novel Engine #

Easily create dynamic visual novel content and sequenced animations with VNgen by XGASOFT. Powered by Quantum, VNgen uses a powerful scripting system within GameMaker Studio, breaking the limits of GML to deliver high-quality presentation both in the IDE and on target devices.

A complete rewrite of the popular Edge VN, VNgen reimagines visual novel design from the ground up, providing access to advanced features previously only accessible to high-budget studios with custom engines. As a sequenced animation platform the possibilities are endless, offering a combination of built-in transitions and animations plus support for user-created animation scripts using simple keyframe logic. As a visual novel engine, VNgen supports virtually limitless entities of every kind, all part of a flexible, modular structure which can be customized to suit almost any user’s needs.

Just want something simple? Good news: VNgen handles the complex stuff so you don’t have to. Many functions have both simplified and extended counterparts, offering something for every level of programming experience.

Building a full game? Great! As an extension of GameMaker Studio, VNgen can be used entirely on its own or as a layer on top of your own custom code and game mechanics. You can even integrate your own code into VNgen without modifying anything!

 

In addition, VNgen features…

  • Fully resolution and framerate independent design
  • Compatibility with desktop, mobile, and console platforms (HTML5 partially supported)
  • Event/action structure with over 10 different types of entities to create, modify, animate, and destroy
  • Advanced text generation with markup for style, speed, pausing, links, and more
  • Four-color gradient blending for most elements
  • Dynamic mesh support for most elements
  • Advanced 2.5D camera-style perspective
  • Custom depth sorting of elements within a single object
  • Full-color backlog
  • Composite character system with unlimited layers
  • Built-in multi-language support
  • Built-in debug mode with command console and a host of real-time statistics
  • … And much more! (Seriously.)

 

In this reference guide, you’ll learn…

  • How to get started with your first project
  • How to use VNgen’s custom script syntax (Q-script)
  • How to navigate events
  • How to perform actions
  • Advanced functions
  • Individual script arguments, and what they mean

 

To get started, choose a topic from the menu to the leftabove to learn more.

Last updated on November 6, 2017
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