I'm looking for people who are willing to test this release on their devices. You can do this by scanning the QR code below, or clicking this link to download the file.
If this doesn't work, it might be because your device is not set to allow non-market installs. You can fix this by going to Settings > Applications, and then checking "Unknown Sources."
Android Ren'Py requires Android 2.0 (Eclair) or later to work. It also requires hardware OpenGL support to run at an acceptable speed. It requires 16 MB free on the internal storage device.
The key bindings are:
- Touch the screen - Advance the game and make selections.
- Menu - Display the in-game menu.
- Back - Roll back.
There is one known issue, which is that the flash on some Android devices is very slow. This can cause unpredicted image loads to take a long time. This manifests on my device when going to the in-game menu for the first time - loading the background image takes so long, the transition doesn't have time to occur. I plan to attempt to address this at the Ren'Py level. (As opposed to doing something Android-specific.)
Other than that, please post about any issues or comments you might have.
This is the first of at least three releases of Android Ren'Py that I'll be making before it becomes fully operational.
1. The Question Test - The current release, with "The Question" baked in. I'm hoping this release will give me some feedback as to how well Ren'Py works on actual devices.
2. Developer Preview - This will include support for reading games off the SD card, so that developers will be able to begin testing with Android/Ren'Py.
3. Ren'Py Launcher for Android - This will come out a few weeks after 6.12 does. It will add support for choosing between multiple projects found on the SD card. Once this is out, Ren'Py for Android should be considered production-ready.
Right now, the touch-based menus are a bit of a hack. (There's no preferences screen, for example - although most of the preferences screen is no longer necessary.) They'll be fixed at some point.
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to "The Question", since this is kinda like a release of that game. I'd also like to thank Doomfest for contributing the Ren'Py for Android logo featured above. Finally, I'd like to thank android-sdl team, without whom this would have been way harder.