A downloadable GMS2 Engine for Windows

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A new version of Gossip, Gossip 2, is available here! Please do not use the original gossip unless you rely on it for compatibility reasons. If you already own Gossip and want a copy of Gossip 2, please contact me so I can provide you with a key.

What is Gossip?

Gossip is a comprehensive dialogue engine for GMS2 version 2.2 and above. This engine includes everything you need in order to get textbox-based dialogue working in your game as quickly as possible. Gossip is made with visual novels, role playing games and retro JRPGs in mind.

What are the features?

  • Fully editable graphics
  • Support for .TTF fonts and image fonts
  • External text-editing through .CSV
  • Live inline variables
  • User Input (Question/Answers)
  • Text effects
  • Custom commands
  • Run scripts through dialogue
  • Opening/closing animations

.CSV spreadsheet reading for your game's dialogue, an in-depth & customizable system for reading and displaying data, and editable graphics for all fields in the textbox. Both custom sprite fonts and font files are supported. Everything about the engine is predictive and reactive - no more worrying about text overflow, indent prediction, or how long displayed strings can be: Gossip has got you covered! The engine can be used to create your own original looking textbox, or to emulate another game's style entirely. With the option to create open & closing animations, text & sound effects, custom game windows & more, there are truly no limits to what you can change.

What makes Gossip special?

Unlike other textboxes, Gossip has a focus on both ease of use & load efficiency. That means getting the engine working in your game is extremely simple, and the engine's existence won't hinder the performance of your game. Gossip also comes packed with features from the get-go, in contrast to other engines being more bare-bones.

Documentation (In Progress): https://brainfoam.github.io/Gossip/

Author: brainfoam (@brainfoam_)

With help from Bryan Cox (@bryancoxdev) and Quincy Pringle (@qpringledev)

Projects shown:

Blue Omen Operation

OTHER: Her Loving Embrace

If the yearly revenue of your organization exceeds $100,000, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at mgmt@brainfoam.online.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tagsdialogue, dialogue-engine, Game engine, JRPG, jrpg-text, rpg-text, text, Text based, text-engine
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, Interactive tutorial


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this GMS2 Engine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Gossip Dialogue Engine v1.0.2.zip 98 kB

Download demo

Example Project 1 MB

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