A downloadable RWBY Fan Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Episode 03 Out Now!



Disclaimer - This is not endorsed by Rooster Teeth in any way. Views, opinions, thoughts are all my own. Rooster Teeth and RWBY are  trade names or registered trademarks of Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.  ©  Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.

This is a freely distributed fan-made game. If you are being charged by anyone anywhere to play JPDE or JPDE2, you're being scammed. Donations go towards paying the members of the dev team for their efforts.

I invite you to support the original release by Rooster Teeth.

JPDE is a fan Visual Novel developed by Team J.P.D.E. based on the RWBY animated series. It features a completely original story which runs parallel to the timeline of Volume 2 and Volume 3. Take control of an original character and, through a chance meeting with Penny Polendina, embark on an adventure in Remnant!

Attend Beacon Academy and explore Vale City! You may interact with a large cast of characters, each with their personalized events! Make new friends, discover new lore and maybe take your relationship even further...!

Depending on how many and which bonds you will have made during your semester at Beacon Academy, you may influence the ending of the storyline and even canon events from the show! How will your fate change?

Join the Discord Community! Support JPDE on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter! 

Updated 6 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(130 total ratings)
AuthorJ.P.D.E Studios
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Dating Sim, Fangame, Multiple Endings, Ren'Py, Romance, rwby, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
LinksHomepage, Patreon, Community, Twitter, YouTube



Install instructions


PC/LINUX/MAC Instructions

1) Extract the ZIP archive. Find the 'game' folder.

2) Paste the 'JPDESoF-4.6-Sounds.rpa' in there.

Android instructions:

1) Get any file manager, “X-Plore” for example https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lonelycatgames.Xplore

2) Navigate to Internal storage/Android/data/com.lizzy.jpde/files

3) Create a 'game' folder.

4) Paste the 'JPDESoF-4.6-Sounds.rpa' in there.

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Anyone else's browser calling this a potential security risk and not downloading it?

Can someone give me a discord link that one's expired.

Not gonna lie have had to many issues installing on Android so I'm just gonna assume it's great and call it a day. Also instructions seem kinda vague but could just be to me.

Yeah, let's just say that the code for this is old enough now to be a problem... We're officially working on a total revamp, now.

When is the Gallery being fixed?

How soon is the new update?

Just finished the game. Its amazingly well written, great voice acting, the art is jaw-droppingly good and the music incredible.

Thank you very much! ^^

i got the sound/vo patch now what do i do with the rpa file

One of the links is down for Android and the one I did download had a lot of rollback pop ups

I'm trying to do the yang route, but the option doesn't show up for it at the end. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong, as I got all of the events leading up to the one with her mom.

Sorry, I guess the game lacks enough diegetic info! You're also supposed to do Raven's route to unlock it...

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Found this game before the animated series and I like the game more that the animated series so far! Though kinda wish I could hangout with the characters more like on Saturdays, but not on Saturday.


Why do many pop ups of rollback and ingnore codes.

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This strange it say I initiative_list is not defined when try battle mode for any it keeps say sans thing so how do I fix it? 

For Some reason I can't Download the Android Ver. one Please Help 🙇🏻‍♂️

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For some reason I can’t download this game to my phone, but I played it on my laptop, and therefore I can’t help but share my impressions.

 This game has everything I wanted in a novel. The game did everything I expected and it pulled me deep into its world. The characters are well constructed, I personally really like them. I like the development of relationships, it is gradual and quite logical, I like the main character. I like the presence of both dirty scenes and romance, I liked David’s partner Jack the most, she’s really cool. Among the antagonists, I give preference to Howard, But of course, all the characters are good and deserve attention, each has its own story, its own unique character and its own cockroaches in the head, I think I like Howard, because in my heart I connect myself more with him, I'm sorry , that so little is known about him and that, apart from enmity with the main character, he has no relationship, I would like friendship, or at least friendship, but alas. I find him very interesting as a character.

 Overall, the game gave me a lot of good impressions, and I want to express my gratitude to the developer. Thank you for your work!

i cant download any of the downloads for some reason

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is there an apple phone port yet? Sry I am new to itch lol

Hi! Unfortunately, no. Apple makes it terribly costly to develop for iPhone...

ah, that’s alright. Thank you for replying!


Windows/Linux Link is being blocked and flagged as a possibly tampered download due to insecure link. Though the patch went through fine

Does anyone know the code to put a specific day in the command console? I want to repeat Saturday so I can do all the routes.


Hey, the sounds in the game dont work. It keeps saying file not found trying to find an .ogg file (Example: "couldn't find file  sound/BGS/mecha31.ogg")

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It is a very good game is there a guide to all the routes?


Legit better than the series, very well done!

Thank you very much, Snarky ^^ And a happy new year!

I can't download the game it pulls up the screen that it will download but nothing is happening


First things first, love the game, especially the jokes. I'd recommend even if you haven't seen rwby. Which I have not but I still love the game and makes me want to start binge watching now. I knew of rwby before because of Red vs Blue being made by the same creators. Also, I don't know if this was the ringtone for every call, but I realized when I was afk during a scene, the ringtone was playing an 8-bit version of Now You're gone by basshunter and I died laughing after realizing. 10000000/10 would recommend.

Someone recognized an Easter Egg ;D Thanks for the nice comment ^^ Feel free to leave a rating too!

It keep sey went I downloaded and star play it sey something bowt penny file or something round and it keep do I hope u guy can finger it out soon on android thx and I love this game I wood love to play it

Sorry you're having issues. If you're still stuck, come to the Discord server :)

Can't download on Android. The download keep won't run at all

It won't let me download the game, the page appears as "blank blocked" and Mega asks me for money. Do you think you can solve it?

The links both work properly on my end. I'd suggest trying to open the links with Microsoft EDGE.

Thanks, it worked for me! Sorry for the inconvenience btw.

I can't seem to download the game here

Why isn't it downloading here?!

How do I install the voice over?

Android 13 bs won't let me access files. 

I've played this game before but at that time I used Android 12 and didn't have to deal with being unable to access filed. 

How do I install it on Windows?

I downloaded the game on my Laptop, and I have no difficulties, everything is running smoothly so far

However when I tried Android, everything ran well (I think) Until of course the voices came into play, I went back and tried to follow the instructions but they didn't work, I can't find the voice download in X-Plore and it doesn't work when I tried using a different app

Bug report: There a lot of strange  image errors after 60+ days in 4.5 
also bug report: 4 Kali event can be constantly repeated after first completion i doubt that how it supposed to work.

suggestion and request: please remade relationship tab and add All characters who have events here, also it would be good if there was something like a hint button cuz It’s really difficult to determine who has events and who doesn’t, and it’s also really difficult to determine the conditions for starting events. 


where do i put the JPDE - Version 4.5 Missing Voice Files.zip? 

i have downloaded it but i have no idea where to place it.

Youre supposed to be able to unzip into the game/sound/VO folder, but mine wouldnt work, so i manually dragged and dropped the ones that were missing

Hi, i have this problem with X-plore... I cannot find the correct location to put in the voice over patch, can you help me?

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Just to say this is an amazing game, but there seems to be voicelines missing for Evelyn, at least in the Windows/Linux version.

Last one in the files is 615, but the "Peak Confrontation (with Andrea)" as I'd call it calls for voicelines that aren't there leading to constant errors whenever Evelyn speaks.

Am I alone with that problem? It is something I can handle, it's just kinda annoying, you know?

Just hit the same issue and it looks like that's fixed by the JPDE - Version 4.5 Missing Voice Files.zip download. Unfortunately, the alt links in mega don't seem to have that zip, so you're going to need to use the direct link to it on this page which I wasn't able to do in Chrome (Had to boot up microsoft edge to get it to work)


How can I download this game on android?

I'm just going to put this here this game is a great game I love playing it and going for each of the endings and being able to develop relationships with each of the characters that are built in this game and the overarching story in this game and its sequel I also have a question I'm not very good at coding and I am trying to put a combat system like the one in this game any tips on it or how to create one.

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