A downloadable JPDE Sonata of Fire for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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-game. If you are being charged by anyone anywhere to play JPDE, you’re being scammed.

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 V2 and V3. Developed in Ren'Py, it runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android Phones.

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. More events and sprites are added to the game monthly.

Main Story Completion - 100%

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

JOIN THE COMMUNITY DISCORD - https://discord.gg/J3Hp4GKras

SUPPORT J.P.D.E. - https://www.patreon.com/JPDE

GET UPDATES AT - https://twitter.com/JPDEOfficial1

Install instructions


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 RPA file in there.

PC/MAC/Linux Instructions

1) Download the RPA

2) Paste it in the 'game' folder.


GWEN'S 1st DATE FIX (4.16) 18 kB

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How do I get an un-archived version of this game, or successfully unRen it (versions 11, 12, and 13 do not work)? The UI desperately needs some simple editing as a lot of text is too hard or too painful to read. Dark grey on black and thin font dark red on bright green????? I'm tired of eye-strain migraines trying to play this game. These are easy to edit fixes if I can just get access to the *.rpy files.

Going from 4.15.1 to 4.17, I'm having an issue where my old saves either load a few scenes behind the point where I actually saved, or fail to load completely resulting in the following exception. The saves still work in 4.15 though but are just buggy in 4.17.

The Android version kept crashing every dozen frames, couldn't locate a bunch of files, mostly sounds.


My respect for the dev, Meinos has kinda fallen off after he banned some person in the Discord for an incredibly petty reason that he wouldn't hold for himself

why is ruby the only option i have in the vyatl ball when i have pryrha and neo at 4 (ruby has only 2 her 3rd heart hasnt been filled but her 4th heart is filled) plus the option to choose neo and pryyha wasnt there thanks


The only characters with dedicated endings right now are Ruby, Weiss and Pyrrha. Neo and Pyrrha have special endings but they happen no matter who you bring to the dance.

Hello, I've been trying to join the discord but apparently I can't? Is there anything I can do?


is there a way to view how much lien you have

On your phone.

1: How are you supposed to know what event happens when and where?

2: How are you supposed to 100% the game when you essentially have a time Limit?

(This comment is NOT me criticizing the game. These are questions I am actually wondering. Essentially I want to know if you designed all this to be doable in 1 playthrough, or to require many.)

Love the game so far. These are the only things I don't get.


No, this wasn't designed to do 100% in one playthrough.

Thanks! I wanted to know because I'm kinda a completionist.

Being the total snob and a borderline jackass who has no appreciation of the hard work of coding, script writing, programming, and hard work, that I am. I must ask.

Is it possible for you guys to install an eye, hair, and skin color mechanic for Y/n aka David.

Like I said. I know I'm being a jackass for even asking this. And the fact that this is free makes me feel like an ungrateful prick. but I just gotta ask for these reasons.

One: super glad you guys made this with no hidden agenda. and also gives me the chance to name the protagonist after me "Jason." which makes this novel really neat. but my problem lies in this......I'm not a white guy with green eyes....and frankly, don't wanna play as one. I know configuration with "character design" is pretty hectic, to say the least. and of course, I don't wanna dump unnecessary work onto you. But (And I'm gonna sound like an ungrateful prick, but please bear with me) I'm not asking for a different hairstyle, body type, or weapon. I'm just asking for the option of being allowed to play as....Me...A brown guy with brown eyes...heck you can keep the blonde hair, I feel I could pull it off.

Anywho that's all I had to say. and again I'd REALLY appreciate if you guys did it....anywho later

Hey can you give some cheat money plesea i need cheat dammit to buy costume

Ok.... What do I Do? Plz help 

It's an Android APK :) You got to install it.

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I did that but it keep saying there was a problem while parsing the package 😅 and I have Many space left on my phone around 20gb of space left if that info helps

Sorry to hear that. Please come to the Discord community for more support.

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Total newb question here but how do I start playing? I hit the download  button but now can't find any kind of start button.

Hello, Zed :) It's a zip file, you need to extract it.


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Hallo, Monkey King! It's the Voice Over patch link!

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Wait, so it is said that I need to install a patch for the lewds? What patch? Also, what are the difference between the alts downloads? Cause I downloaded the mac version.

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I am on Android and I followed the instructions but the game still doesn't work

Sorry to hear that. Please come to the community Discord for further help.

can someone tell me how to fix this please it always happens when penny is about to talk and I am on Android

Hi, Night! You need to install the Voice Over patch.

I did but I do not know what to do next

If you've followed the instructions correctly, there shouldn't be anything else for you to do.

What instructions?

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 RPA file in there.

PC/MAC/Linux Instructions

1) Download the RPA

2) Paste it in the 'game' folder.

Any tips on fighting NDGO? I've been struggling a lot with them and I have no idea how to beat them :(
If there's somewhere better I can ask this, let me know :')

Hello :) I'd suggest coming to the community Discord, there's a fan-made guide and plenty of people who can help :D

I actually did join after hearing about it and was planning to ask, just needed to figure out where :')

Training is key to everything my boi

guys im new here where should i download the L patch ive got no ide

and does anyone can tell me whether theres a chatgroup or something that i can gain things about rwby 

you can find the L patch by clicking "View all by J.P.D.E. Studios", and scrolling down to find it

let me see~

i cant download the normal version but the alt link version

so what mean by that the "alt link"

and what mean by rpa?

Hello im having trouble in the beginning everytime penny is going to talk this shows up


I have it too, how to solve this

I see it is Android. You need to install the VO patch.

Yeah I downloaded the file but I don't know what to do next 

Instructions are on the download page :)


But where

Well other than the Rpa file and the games, there's nothing else. Can i ask what's the steps please :)


I have a few questions 

will you add health bars for the enemies?

are there any events that are timed? 


Can you add like a new game plus into the game please? 

Hey, first of all, got to say i enjoy the game and story. But got to ask, shouldn't there be more intimicy betwean the mc and others? Specially with the lewd pach on.

I dont know, but the lack of physical closens seems a bit wierd to me, if te mc and his gfds are in love.

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Hello, I noticed that in one of your development log you mentioned ading new game+ so it will be added to the game? If so I presume it is going to affect the statistics more specifically the relationships?

I'm mildly interested in why you're moving from Ren'py to Unity. Better multiplatform support? More support for other gameplay types? Something else?

It'd be nice if you could make some steam grid art for JPDE - Sonata of Fire?

Is there anyway to download older versions of the game?

I'm not sure if this bug is already reported or not or if this is intended or not but i just downloaded the game and so far in both of the beginning scenes Penny called me "David" , but that now don't kinda works with the name that i used for myself

Could you make some steam grid art?


The android download is not working it says it is corrupt or can't download

Where's JPDE - Sonata of Fire 4.1? Where Yang's Custom Ending?

You have to wait just a few more days, it's already for all patreons and the newest version for everyone is always a several days after publishing for patreons.

Thank you so much for the information!! :) 

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Encountered a glitch where if you buy the yandere succubus outfit, the game still gives you the choice to buy it despite already being in the costume gallery

Edit : its finally gone but now some routes such like Yang's 4th and Cinder's 1st one dont appear despite me fufilling the criteria needed.

Is it possible to do a cheat? Like using the console command to raise the lien?

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I have a small problem. I can't seem to get the visual novel to appear so that I can play it

Edit: I think I figured it out

Good afternoon. I appeal to Russian-speaking users. The game has a partial translation. In total, approximately 50% was translated. The information is not accurate. Let me say goodbye to the developers. Please add the Russian language to the game at least in more than one phrase. I am sure that it is not as coherent as it might seem, and yet it is not very easy. However, I ask you to translate at least a simple text in dialogues. I know that this is a partial translation. However, the Translation at the moment is this: One phrase in English, several in Russian, then again several in English and again in Russian. I ask you to fix it at least to this kind: everything up to a certain moment in Russian and the rest in English. Please take note of this. And also at the link https://anivisual.net/stuff/2-1-0-2543 there is a version of this game on version 2.21 which is fully translated into Russian. You can take the files from there and insert into a new one. You can also take a photo with a Beacon card from tudoy. They are also translated. Thank you for the attention. I'm really looking forward to the update. The game is super. Good luck to you.


Hello. Sorry but the Russian translation is unofficial, it's not something that's being worked on by the devs.

Thanks a lot for the explanation. Then I'll try to do it myself.

People, please describe in detail how Semblance Jack works.

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as a big Fan of RWBY I really feel like I'm in the world of RWBY it make's me really happy it has a very good story and it has some pretty great sexual scene, and I really like that you can change the name of your MC. but can you Change the way Yang Call you I really hate when Yang Call me D-man when there's no D in my MC name, I'm not telling that in a bad Way, hope you understand me. and can you make the roots give you Hits because I keep getting myself forgetting what to do like where do i need to go like that, and what items do I need to unlock this root. This as a good potential to become one of the best versual nobles games. and just ignore DOM opinion that Guy doesn't Play the game He's just one of those guys that's like domination, he is not even think, he think that girls are stupid, and I'm not a simp don't even think that I say a good thing about a girl doesn mean instantly I am a simp, and I know that girls are stupid some times and do things like don't give a s*** like her cheating in you because the other guy have a bigger dick just saying this because someone may say I'm simp 

(I'm watching you DOM I'm not even going to give you a chance to say s*** about my opinion faggot)

Umm, the alt download link is not working pls check

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