Libro Game Creator

Gamebooks are well known in Italy, where they are called libri-gioco or libri-game. From this comes Libro Game Creator a powerful editor written in Java, running on Microsoft Windos, MacOSX and Linux PCs.

Features

  • write sections of the book
  • link them with a easy sintax (press F2 to create a new link, or write {link section_numer:link_text} or use one of the other shortcuts)
  • shuffle the sections
  • import the book from
    • text file
    • a SQLite database
    • Squiffy file
  • export the game book in
    • eBook (ePub2) complete with cover and hyperlinked chapters
    • a single HTML file
    • a bunch of HTML files, one per section
    • RTF file (ready to be converted in a playable PDF file with active internal links)
    • a graphical rappresentation of the sections links (via Graphviz libs)
    • a SQLite database (useful to play the book with a dedicated Android/iOS application)
    • a ChooseScript file
    • a Squiffy file

Download

You can download the program using the links below:

Installation

LGC needs a PC running Windows, MacOS or Linux, with Java installed. If you’re not sure it is present, open a terminal window and run the command

java -version

In case you don’t have it already installed, you can download Java from

https://www.java.com/en/download

and follow the instructions to install it.

LGC needs Graphviz to generate the gamebook’s graph. The program could be downloaded from

http://www.graphviz.org/Download..php

To install LGC download the file (.zip or .tgz), uncompress it on your PC, anywhere you want, and run the correct launcher:

  • run.cmd on Windows systems
  • run.sh on Linux systems (you need to make it executable running chmod a+x run.sh before launching it)

Libro Game Creator is donationware

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Credits

  • Yannick Roch (french translation and french manual)
  • LGC3 logo by Massimo Borri (shaksa.deviantart.com)
  • Ekit HTML editor by Howard Kistler (www.hexidec.com)
  • UIStyle by JTattoo (www.jtattoo.net)
  • DesktopApi by Ondřej Hruška (www.ondrovo.com)
  • Oxygen Icon Set by P@sNox (github.com/pasnox/oxygen-icons-png)
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