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AliceOS is a robust and evolving framework for developing interactive visual novel experiences with operating system-like features such as notifications and setup assistants.

Features and Principles

The core principles of AliceOS are:

  • Modular: AliceOS uses a new framework format, under the .aosframework format. These frameworks are placed in the System/Frameworks folder and are not heavily reliant on AppKit.aosframework. However, the definitions file that states the default directories and what-not must be included in the System folder (including fonts).
  • Apple-style APIs: AliceOS's APIs aim to be easy-to-use and familiar to developers that have worked with APIs for macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.
  • Safely extensible: AliceOS includes support for extending itself with apps that are protected using appropriate, official APIs.
  • Easy-to-install: AliceOS installation is as easy as just copying the Ren'Py archive over to the game folder.