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Have you ever wanted to make a text-based game like a dating simulator? If so, you may have noticed it is really a time consuming thing, mainly because of all the overhead involved. When you play a game like a dating simulator, you may notice that everything happens one thing at a time. Since everything happens one by one, why deal with constantly running code? It can get hard to control. This is what the Choice Engine fixes!!!

Choices Engine is the most revolutionary visual novel engine, making visual novel development easier than pre-built engines; all designed to allow literally anyone no matter the coding expedience to make a visual novel like a dating simulator.

What does Choices Engine bring to the table?

The easiest way to make a game. Everything is done through scripts. Unlike other systems where you program it all at once, this is much more organised.

What kind of features should I expect?

All of the industry standards. Text input, choice boxes, shop boxes, fade effects, and more. The only thing you need to do is make a story and some graphics. All the backend was done from scratch, so you don't need to credit anyone either.

Assets have a bad reputation with documentation. How do I know this is better?

With the Choices Engine, there is no grey area. The manual documents every function, version, and every way it works. You can actually download the manual online to see if it's up to your standards. Just refer to the links below.

Some extra stuff to help make up your mind: The manual (32 page pdf).

The example for this engine can be found here.

For even more info on this engine, go to the forum post: http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=668069 For any extra help or complaints or things like that, contact me at lugi123@live.com.

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Changes in 1.3.5

- Added more complex choice dialog system, refer to manual for more information
- Tweaks

Version 1.3.5. Published September 8, 2015

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1598

Age Rating: 4+

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Anonymous 12 May 2015

Great Product, Great Support

Had some technical issues with the extension. Paolo worked with me over email and published a new version that fixes the problem. Thanks for the good product and the good support!

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davide m 20 April 2015

Very nice

I don't know why the other guy who reviewed the engine says it's rough around the edges. Maybe cause it was crashing (now the problem is fixed). Or maybe cause he's more expert than me and sees things i can't see (my GML knowledge is still pretty limited, i admit it). But honestly i think the opposite. I didn't have any bugs or problems, and i'm enjoying playing with it cause it's very easy to use and it's the perfect start to create an old school text adventure/visual novel/dating simulator.
The documentation, then, is one of the best i've found on the MP. Keep up the good work! :)

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Jonathan C 19 April 2015

Promising but...

After making a choice, it will display a response, and then:
Execution Error - Variable Get 100000.PLACE_TOP(100053, -2147483648)

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Paolo Mazzon (Publisher) 23 October 2015

I really apologize for the crash. When I uploaded this asset to the marketplace, the macros didn't come with it. (Highly needed) So I've updated it with an extension holding the constants in the included files. Again, sorry for the crash, I should have debugged it more closely after uploading it.

EDIT: In the later versions of the Choices Engine, there are no required macros/constants, completely portable.


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Herminio S 20 April 2015

Seems good but its a bit rough around the edges...

EDIT: It seems the crash has been fixed. I still think the engine is a bit rough around the edges but I'll add a star since my main complaint is gone!

There are things I DO think are great about this engine. Firstly this one of the most well documented projects I've seen for sale here, the manual is huge and pretty well written so i'll give due credit there. The engine itself seems to work reasonably well, with the exception of the crash.

One thing I would like changed though is when it goes to the choice menu there is no looping for the choice scrolling. What I mean is if you were to go up from the top choice it would pop you to the bottom one, right now it just locks you at the top or bottom, meaning you have to scroll all the way up or down...A minor nitpick but a something that should probably be looked at...

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Paolo Mazzon (Publisher) 19 April 2015

I really apologize for the crash. When I uploaded this asset to the marketplace, the macros didn't come with it. (Highly needed) So I've updated it with an extension holding the constants in the included files. Again, sorry for the crash, I should have debugged it more closely after uploading it.

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