btw, the download you provided doesn't seem to be a stand-alone package (game and saves folder). Users might need a copy of ren'py to play it.
It's a good idea not to include the saves folder and the rpy files if you don't want ppl trying to dismantle your VN. Also, you can obfuscate the game files with the tools provided by ren'py and it's not too hard to make a stand-alone package for distribution. The latest versions of ren'py even do this automatically for you.
Yeah thanks, again, I'm a total noob, and you do need ren'py to play it. I also have no idea how to turn it into a stand-alone game[figured out the obfuscate part]. To be honest I never looked at the tutorial, I just skimmed the code, played around with it and figured it out.
so if anyone can help me out with the code stuff, or if anyone is interested adding voice actors, drawing sprites or doing backgrounds i would be in your debt[many of the images i couldn't find the shot i wanted, so i resorted to a ton of close-ups and color filters, turn day into night etc etc].
also - this is basically an excerpt, but i'm considering writing a full novel-ish story if the feedback is good.