What do people think of CloudNovel?
The community submitted 20 reviews to tell us what they like about CloudNovel, what CloudNovel can do better, and more.
I have been enjoying cloud novel for 4-5 years it has grown a lot in those years. There are many features for someone who's interested in making a visual novel can do without knowing any coding, which is the selling point. And I have seen the creator themselves and a few other users publishing their finished games on other websites like itch oi and steam.Sonya Fung The creator of cloud novel has mentioned that whatever you make on the engine is yours, and you're able to sell on other platforms with no fee not included the only time you're paying for anything extra besides the pro version of creating a visual novel is the download your work in progress/finished game off the website since it's A browser base engine and there's no off-line version that you can get a hold of. If you want a too easy to learn engine to publish a visual novel, this is a no-brainer. I have use their free and pro-versions on making visual novels, with the differences being not having to use a third-party website for holding arts and music, A way to import a video file, being able to move to another scene in a specific page you're only able to go to another scene and that's it in the free version. There was a small-time where you wasn't able to have a screen which is what you would normally use for like a customized UI, but I heard that she has revoked that idea since it was essential and was available to everyone at first. Another pro advantage was being able to have a popularity poll to see you what the audience were more interested in, and you were able to make custom save slots having the ability to set when the player will be able to save and how many times they were able to save. In the pro version, you're also able to organize your flags. I adore the engine a lot and feel like the CEO when creator of the website is a friend, well, as much as one can be in a casual sense. They regularly give you updates on what they're up to, including announcements on new features and what she plans to do with the other two cloud engines. The community is still small, but it does not mean that they're not active. If you need help, they have a forum section for the users to interact with each other and a Discord.
CloudNovel is basically the easiest way to make a visual novel. It works great by yourself, or even in small teams as everyone can share and work on the same project. It can be super simple with a straight forward linear narrative, or something more complex like a turn based fighting game. CloudNovel works great for me because I can make a great novel with my team while also having the IQ of three stale almonds.
I've used cloudnovel for educational purposes! I converted some classic books for my English class students into click-to-read visual novels so that students could read line by line instead of blocks of text on a page. The added visuals and sounds also aid my students with reading challenges. Side note: I've also made my own visual novel projects for fun on the side, and it's wildly fun.
Basically is the best no programming required software for game creation
CloudNovel is a very nice engine, I used it in a Game Jam before and hoo boy! It's very easy and practical to make games in it, things that would take hours to code in Unity, Godot or even Ren'py are way easier to build here. The development might seem slow since it's being made by one person, but the staff is always helping the community. It's a very nice engine with an awesome community overall. 10/10 recommend
CloudNovel is a great tool for non-programmers. It is really easy to use and took me only several hours to master it and complete a bare minimum visual novel with free-to-use assets. I don't know any programming language nor am I interested in learning or have the patience to learn it. I tried numerous times, failed each time. Therefore, CloudNovel is such an amazing product if you are someone like me. It is an online engine, and it has amazing collaboration features that allow me to create a game together with my friends as if I am playing a game in Co-op mode. Of course, it does have several flaws such as you need a stable internet connection to play the game but for me, the pros outweighed the cons. I have been a user since it first started and I have been loving it. It has a great community that is ready to interact and helps each other. If you are an artist, or a writer, whom without a speck of knowledge of programming but you have this idea that you really wish to ingrain in the form of a visual novel then you should indeed, give CloudNovel a try. If you have any questions, just ask in the Support forum or contact the staff and they will answer it as soon they are available.