In the Visual Novel world there exists a program that offers, no programing to make a visual novel game. This is a lie, “It’s too good to be true” holds very true to this program. I’m just glad that all those bad visual novels are ending up in Steam junk yard because if you read the information on there page, they will claim that it’s build on TyranoBuilder.
So what makes TyranoBuilder a scam?
It starts from Steam’s user agreement that states “Real money will never be refunded” and so if you spend real money you will never get it back from Steam. Not the worst part, users might spend over 8 hours on that program to make a visual novel. There’s no way to cheat that part, writing, adding art, and adding music require more than 8 hours to add.
None, they claim to be “Easy, flexible, and fast”. Easy maybe but other programs already offer easy options. Flexible no, you must always keep clicking on buttons, here is no shortcut keys to help. Fast is a lie, building a visual novel requires tons of hours even with a program that offers no coding. Some people say HTML is one of the big advantage but thats a lie too, HTML is easy to code and people do make visual novel games with just HTML code. Games Consoles option is a lie, anyone who owns a console will understand that HTML is only possible to play with a browser which means it is no better than using a computer. Smart Devices is a huge lie, on renpy you can get a real APK or IOS software code (Apple has crazy rules about this), TyranoBuilder cant do that instead you are given a folder and asked to use phonegap a 3th party program. Phonegap also is needed on windows, Mac, and Linux exports, which means TyranoBuilder cant never do anything in the first place.
What can TyranoBuilder do?
Best choice for making Visual novel?
Belle is the first one, I might make a tutorial on it since I do know how to use it and export the project. Renpy is the second, you can do a whole lot with it. Last is Unity’s plug-in “Visual Novel Toolkit Free”, you dont need to learn Unity with that one and if you ever want to make a bigger game you will want to learn C#.
Belle is for everyone, Renpy for people who want to program in Python, Unity is for everyone too. Hope that helps people from buying false products in Steam store, hopefully one day Steam dies from that kind of market.
1 comment - TyranoBuilder is a Scam
Count - September 28, 2019 at 2:27 am
I like TB, but the workaround stuff is annoying. Now you got me all worried by my VN is gonna suck. Guess I'll check out Belle for the next one. Thanks!