What is Novashell?

Novashell is a high-level 2D game maker that tries to handle all the hard work behind the scenes allowing you to whip up sweet games using path finding, dialog, persistent dynamically sized maps with construction/deconstruction, save anywhere, and especially features that adventure and RPG type games would use. It's also built to allow easy sharing of games you make and modding of them. The underlying concept is everything is cut and pastable and can be added and removed even during play.

The worlds/games/mods it makes can be played under Windows, OS X, and Linux without changes.

Can create stand-alone games for Win and Mac, from either platform!

Or, just use Novashell's powerful map editor and the XML export option to use with your favorite game engine.

Open source under a zlib/libpng license. (more)

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Screenshots from the included example games:



Note: This project was active mostly between 2006 and 2009 and is no longer in active development.

After downloading, check out the Getting Started Tutorials and the Novashell Scripting Reference.

Downloads of Latest Version

View the current history.txt file to see what's changed.

windows Download for Windows (built April 4, 2023, 5:20 am - 22.46 MB) Old installer version (built October 22, 2011, 1:58 pm - 17.65 MB)
Apple Download for Mac (built May 15, 2011, 12:45 pm - 19.19 MB) (Intel only now, PPC support dropped)
Linux Download for Linux (built October 21, 2009, 4:02 am - 21.46 MB) (requires Clanlib 1.0 - outdated build...)

You a programmer? Then you might want to grab the C++ source from github.

*Tiles used in the top view RPG test were created by Danc (Daniel Cook)
*Physics by Erin Catto's Box2D

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