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M22 - A Modern Visual Novel Framework.

Lynch, S., Charles, F., Pedersen, K. and Hargood, C., 2019. M22 - A Modern Visual Novel Framework. In: Narrative and Hypertext (NHT’19), 17 September 2019, Hof, Germany.

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DOI: 10.1145/3345511.3349284


This paper presents a modern, open-source game engine/framework for the visual novel genre of interactive narrative. It takes the insights from the engines of visual novel games and the products made with them to produce a free engine that contains all the features and components required of a standard visual novel, and demonstrates its capabilities with a demo artefact. Visual novels provide authors with a powerful way of presenting their fiction and narratives, yet they are often considered less viable due to the costs required against the profit in sales, or because of their technical requirements to use. The M22 engine aims to address both these issues.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32740
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Sep 2019 15:34
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:17


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