Sandbox is a special Naninovel WebGL build that you can use to try out the engine features before purchasing Naninovel on the Asset Store. It uses Google Drive as a remote resources provider, which you can use to store the in-game resources (character sprites, backgrounds, music, etc) and write novel scripts using Google Documents.
A Google Drive account is required to use the sandbox. You can get one for free at google.com/drive.
Proceed to naninovel.com/sandbox/web to load the WebGL build. Upon first start it'll ask to authorize with a Google account; select account connected with the Google Drive you wish to use with the sandbox.
Note that sandbox app is currently being verified by Google; in case you see a warning that the app is not verified, you can still click a link in the bottom left corner to continue using the app. If you're concerned about safety of your drive, create a new drive account to use with the sandbox.
After authorization you'll be redirected back to the app. Press
HOW TO USE button and then
UPLOAD DATA to create a
NaninovelSandbox folder in the root of your Google Drive along with a set of sub-folders to store novel scripts, characters, backgrounds and audio assets;
readme.txt files will also be uploaded inside each of the sub-folders explaining how to add the resources and use them in novel scripts.
After uploading the data navigate to your Google Drive, drop the required resources to the corresponding sub-folders and write novel scripts using Google Documents (documents should be created in the
Scripts sub-folder). Return to the app and press a refresh button in the script navigator panel to load the created novel scripts.
Check out our video guide for the step-by-step tutorial on how to set up and start using Naninovel sandbox.