FREE TO USEWe are proud to say CloudNovel is a free to use online visual novel maker. We only charge if you want to use our cloud storage or export your visual novels offline for Windows or Mac.
AVAILABLE ON HTML5 WEB & NATIVE DESKTOPCloudNovel visual novels run on all modern internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc), as well as the ability to export to Windows or macOS.
NO PROGRAMMING, EASY DRAG AND DROPCloudNovel requires zero programming skills, we are a pure GUI visual novel maker with no scripting language. Everything is edited visually with easy-to-use, drag and drop, intuitive menus.
CloudNovel has many features that allow for advanced visual novel gameplay including the use of flags (variables), screens, and a visual animation timeline editor for advanced animations in your visual novel gameplay. Best of all, there is zero coding!
CloudNovel requires no programming, everything is controlled by a graphic user interface with easy to use, drag and drop, intuitive menus. The only code you need to know is <i> and <b>
Plan out your visual novel visually in your project’s scene flowchart. Your story will be controlled from your visual novel’s scenes flowchart where you can connect scenes to create complex paths and routes in your visual novel story.
ANIMATION TIMELINE EDITOR
Our animation timeline editor allows for cool special effects and animations for your visual novel. You can animate characters, backgrounds, or even make cool camera animation effects like panning or zooming.
FLAGS OR “VARIABLES”
We allow the use of creating flags (more commonly known as “variables”) to set custom character names, health and mana statistics, turn based battle system, and much more advanced features in your visual novel game.
With the ability to create custom screens, you can make inventory systems, main menus, CG gallery screens, extra bonus rooms, maps, and much more..
Because CloudNovel is an online visual novel engine, you can add multiple people as collaborators to your visual novel project. Just like google drive!
Within our scene editor our assets are organized by layers just like layers within a paint program like Paint Tool SAI or Adobe Photoshop.
CloudNovel is run on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Digital Ocean. Our down time is next to zero and we are always online, so you can access CloudNovel 24/7.
1000+ FREE ART RESOURCES
Choose from over 1000+ art resources to make your visual novel game
We have over a thousand art resources (characters, backgrounds, etc) to choose from to start making your visual novel game. We also come with character generators if you want to create your own characters or backgrounds for your visual novel, and you don’t want to draw it yourself.CHECK OUT CLOUDNOVEL’S RESOURCES
Here is our latest blog posts!
Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with MidZM
This month’s interview is with MidZM, the author of Symbiotic. In the following interview, Mid shares his development process and recounts his ups and downs of making Symbiotic, an rpg-esque[…]Read more
A statement from Sonya, CEO of CloudNovel
Hello everyone, last week I found out that I was associated and became the “poster girl” of a statement that supports climate change. I could not tell you the full[…]Read more
How to make a game on Steam
Hello all, It is I, your one and only Princess. Many people have been wondering how exactly do we make a game on CloudNovel, and then sell it online to[…]Read more
CloudNovel was founded on July 1st, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Now, it is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sonya Fung (CEO) and Greg Argulla (CTO) were the original founders of the cloud platform. You may have heard of Sonya, as she was also the creator of “Café Rouge” an online viral game that was released in 2012.
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