[IAEP] Drama / Theater in Sugar?

James Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 12:20:52 EST 2010


RenPy looks pretty cool.  Sugar does ship with PyGame and can play
audio in OGG format so making a Sugarized RenPy Activity might be
possible.  As Ed pointed out we have Text to Speech using espeak as

I wrote a book called "Make Your Own Sugar Activities!", available for
free at flossmanuals.net, which may be of use to you.  I haven't
written the PyGame chapter yet, but I'll be working on it next week
and I'll be sure to check out RenPy.  To use PyGame in an Activity you
can use a library called SugarGame.  That's supposed to make PyGame
and PyGTK work together.

There is also a project called "Our Stories" that may be of interest:


James Simmons

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Sebastian Silva
<sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> Hello James,
> Thank you for your quick response.
> I have been navigating thru ASLO
> looking for something I could use or
> maybe base upon for building a play-reading
> activity, one that could be used perhaps to tell
> a story or sort of like a teleprompter,
> a help of memory, a more rich presentation
> than what could be achieved by displaying an
> e-Text...
> The closest thing I could find is perhaps
> to try and adapt and develop something
> on top of the excellent RenPy visual Novel
> Engine:
> http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/Home_Page
> I'm thinking also of authoring capabilities
> for instance for cultural rescue (of native
> language, stories)...
> What do you think? Anybody on the
> list have similar ideas?
> Cheers!
> Sebastian
> 2010/2/26 James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com>
>> Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive have plays in their
>> collections.  You might try Read Etexts and Get Internet Archive Books
>> to see what plays are available.  I think I've seen some plays in
>> these collections that might be suitable for younger performers, and
>> they would all be in the public domain.
>> James Simmons

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