Screen Size for a STEAM game

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What is the best screen size to make a Visual Novel, if you want to sell it on Steam?
 

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I'm doing a VN also, not using actual VN Maker, even though I bought it, instead RPG Maker, but I would say Full HD seems the best if you can, followed by HD keeping the 16:9 ratio, which is the default resolution of VN Maker.
 

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So would you say 1280×720 (720p HD)?
1920×1080 sounds like it would make the game very big if you have a lot of backgrounds.

Thoughts on size?
 

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I haven't sold anything on Steam but a smaller resolution does mean the game will have the potential for a larger audience. Not only because of final game size but there are more people with resolutions other than 1920x1080 compared to those with it.

1280x720 is what I use but you can always look at the more popular Visual Novels and compare to help get a good idea if you're intending to go commercial.
 

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I am starting to think 1280x720 is the number.
Is there a way to let the user change the screen rez in game?
 

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You can adjust from one resolution to full screen (and back) through the Set/Get Game Data commands (Full Screen is one of the settings). I don't know of any command for any other resolutions.

It should be possible but you would probably need a plugin/coding for it.
 

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