Visual Novel Workshop

Ho-ho-hey! Welcome to our workshop on creating a visual novel in Processing! Here are the files if you wanna get right down and dirty with the code:

MCPT Visual Novel

What’s a Visual Novel?

A visual novel is kind of what the name states: A book, visually presented to you on your computer!

However, with the advent of computers, we have completely overhauled how a book is read. Now, you can interact with the characters in real time! Here’s a list of some features a visual novel may have:

  • A text box at the bottom for dialogue
  • Click to progress dialogue
  • A “name tag”
  • The character’s “portrait”
  • Option boxes
  • Branching storyline
  • You get to play as a character!


We’ll be walking you through a couple of things: