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Make narrative RPGs for web and desktop easily
Narrat is a beginner-friendly game engine for making narrative games with RPG features, visual novels, interactive fiction, and more. No coding or game development is required to use narrat, and you can get started making a game in a minute.. Create your game by editing with a Simple scripting syntax. It supports Skills with skill check rolls, an Items inventory, and has a Quests System. The script system is very powerful and allows branching choices, functions, variables and conditions.
To pass or fail skill tests
With a dynamic quest log
with the inventory feature
How does it work?
Narrat games are made by writing narrat scripts. Narrat scripts use a simple and approachable scripting language that is designed for writing interactive RPGs. No need to write complicated code, just write your story.
Result in game
A tool to create your narrat project from templates..Create a game
Edit narrat script files to write your game.Learn how
Get help, discuss narrat or suggest features.Join the discord
Examples of games made with Narrat
Made for #RayulaJam2023
Will This Bitter Night Bring Change? - Two Women in Trouble
By Mia Cain
Follow Hornet and Emily in their attempt to escape the City, in all its neon glory.
See more games at narrat.games, the website that documents all narrat games.
Made a narrat game? Submit it to narrat.games!
There is a new Narrat Newsletter you can subscribe to.
Expect things like:
- 🚀 A special Narrat feature highlighted in each edition
- 🗞️ News on the most interesting recent new features
- 🎮 A showcase of games made with Narrat
- 💡 Any other interesting narrat-related things that are worth mentioning
How to use narrat
Here are some of the features of narrat:
All the features come out of the box and are super easy to set up with easy to edit settings files.
- Easy to write games without knowing how to code
- Branching dialogue with choices and logic
- Support for characters with portraits and poses
- Themable UI (with CSS, explained in the docs)
- Skills and skill checks (dice rolls against skill levels) system
- Interactive visual screens alongside the dialogue
- HUD for currency or other stats
- Exports to web or PC
- Functions with parameters and return values in the scripting
See more on the Documentation website
You can support Narrat on Patreon!Become a Patron!
These are our great Patreon supporters
Cool Supporter Tier
- Julia Lee
- Alfred Clark
You can also support Narrat with a one-off Ko-Fi tip
Published on July 18, 2023
There is a new Narrat Newsletter you can subscribe to. Expect things like: 🚀 A special Narrat feature highlighted in each edition 🗞️…
Published on July 02, 2023
There is a new narrat-examples repository. This is intended to be a collection of example games, scripts, or any other useful narrat things…
Published on July 01, 2023
The #NarratJam 2 has just started. You can view the jam on itch.io. The jam will list for the entire month of July so you have time to make…
Published on June 30, 2023
There is now a new narrat.games website. It documents every narrat game that has been published so far, and will be updated as new games…
Published on June 20, 2023
There is now a narrat forum available. You can use it for: Asking for help Discussing projects Sharing your games Recruiting for projects…