Looking to expand my website's offerings, and my own repertoire, I have started building a visual novel engine using Backbone.js and jQuery.
My eventual goal is to have a visual novel that switches between English and Japanese to help people learning Japanese study conversational Japanese in an interesting and fun way.
Before I reach that stage I should have a single-language visual novel engine up and running.
When I have a running engine, I plan on putting it up on github. So anyone looking to make your own vn, please look forward to it.