A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

RE: Alistair++ is a free visual novel/otome sim game by sakevisual.


Merui loves video games, especially her favorite MMORPG, Rivenwell Online. Merui also has a very short temper, so when some JERK named Alistair steals a rare item from her, she's determined to exact revenge on him. Unfortunately, she has no idea who he is in real life. But hey, that's never stopped anyone, right? Take control of Merui and make new friends, balance schoolwork and fun, go shopping, search for the culprit, and maybe even discover a new romance.


Character Design, Art - Lulin Guo
Programming - Graeme Foote
Scenario, Writing - Ayu Sakata
Full Credits


Enjoy playing RE: Alistair++? Wish it was longer with voices, a bigger wardrobe, and way more dating options? Check out the spiritual sequel, Backstage Pass! Same team, even more stuff to play!

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Install instructions

Download the zip file and extract it.


Windows Version 160 MB
Mac Version (Sierra Compatible) 160 MB
Universal Build (Windows/Mac/Linux) 176 MB


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Okay, I just had to put this out there... THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GAME IN EXISTENCE!! Everything from the storyline to each character's personality is truly and utterly impeccable. I played this game in March (But I didn't complete it) and at 12 am today, I had a sudden urge to play it again. I've just completed every character's ending at 2.47 am and I'm sorry, but I'm not mentally okay. Sure, this game looks "old" but it is so enjoyable!!!!!!!!!! All characters are extremely lovable and unique, still can't choose my favourite (probably Shiro or Derek). I really feel like playing it all again!!

The artstyle is soooooooooooooo adorable (so are the characters!!). I also love the mix of online games and "real life". This makes it so cool! It inspired me to think of playing online games uwu.

Travis' route:

Travis is a cutie!! He was accidentally the first route I took. The whole grumpy nerd he had going on at the beginning was somehow very cute. And I'm sorry, but when he said he'd be my guardian in real life, you have no idea how much my heart melted. BOI!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!! Like tbf, he really is. My fav quote: "Hm...I wonder" <3

Shiro's route:

Shiro is by far the cutest guy in this game. When he was tsundere-like at the beginning, I found it so adorable yet quite annoying. "Child, I'm trying to be your friend!!" Was what was going through my mind when he wouldn't look at me. I find the story with his parents so sad but I'm glad you guys put a positive spin on it!! When Rui fell on top of him, that was the highlight of my experience with this games uwu. Alsoooo you have no idea how shooketh I was when I found out who he was in the online game. He's such a gentleman n'awwwww- WOWZA I LOVE HIM-!!

Derek's route:

At first I didn't really like Derek because he seemed like a fuckboy. But I eventually fell for his charm and boy!! Am I glad that I did!! I absolutely adore Derek and I worked so hard to win his heart. It was so worth it though. I love his protectiveness and his energy. And I also REALLY(!!) love how he can be sincere sometimes. I was extremely shocked when I found out his character. I loved his CGs... I LOVED ALL OF THEIR CGS!!

Just keep playing until you get the extra ending for your chosen route and I promise you you will be the most satisfied person in the world. Or play every character and get the bonus ending too! 

I'm also missing a CG from the others' gallery, please can someone tell me how to find it? Thanks :)))))))))))))))))

Thank you for creating this stunning game, it gives me lifffffffffffffffffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


I have recently just finished this game and I'm in love with it! Thank you for your hard work!

[However, I seem to be missing a CG from the 'Others' gallery. Would anyone give me hints?]

The OG of otome games.

i remember playing this one a long time ago i love this one!!




I really loved this game! I was skeptical at first, but I really got invested in it... I didn't end up with any romance in the end... but I did get to bust Alistair irl! Boy, was that satisfying ;) 
I'll 100% be playing it again to get myself some romance! 

I enjoyed this game very much! :D

I'm super sad... I went to save, and it gave me an error message. :(

I played it a long time ago and it was the first real visual novel that I've played and I could not be happier. Since then I'm hooked and whenever someone ask me for recommendation, I tell them about this game.


Hi! I agree with the commenter below me; it was totally worth playing the game over and over for three hours to unlock all five endings. I will admit, I've had this game downlaoded for sometime but for some reason I never played it. BOOOOY, was I missing out! I think the idea is cute, the whole mixing a video game within their lives and mixing mystery with romance! In the beginning I found it hard because I thought I wouldn't be able to complete my project with Shiro (sorry babe) and also find enough information for Alistar, but I was worried for nothing! It was simple!

Shiro's Route- Shiro was the first route I completed, and it was actually all by accident! I usually don't go for the shy guys in otome games, I'm not sure why but they just never interest me. But Shiro was different. He was sweet, but also had a side to him that made me emo enough to keep working on my project. At first I was trying my hardest for Derek, but I guess with me buying the Greek book and working on my project majority of the time I ended up matching Shiro's stats! My first play through I wanted to make sure Rui was super smart, so I put a ton of effort into her intelligence meter. Then I just balanced social and networking out. Along with that, I was super worried that I would fail my project with Shiro, so I bought the Greek book and also worked on my project often. Even though my heart was set on Derek, I ended up ending with Shiro!

Speaking of that mess, I was SO SHOOK when I found out who Alistar was! I had the biggest feeling it was Derek,,,,,,because I realized Travis had to be Oda and I felt that Shiro was too nice to be that sassy online; but I still chose Shiro when I was asked who I believed it was. I was so shaken when he yelled that it wasn't him and tried to stick up for Rui in front of Derek. Good times.  Shiro was a sweet character and was probably my favorite. Love you forever Fiona!!!

Derek's Route- okay, this route pissed me off. i spent an hour trying to complete it and it's all because i never gave a thought towards my stats! i bought the dress on my own, and also ate at the gym and mall all the time but i never ended up with derek. i was honestly at witts end and started to read the comments. i didnt even realize that there was a walkthrough until i read one of the comments and i am so so so thankful that i found the walkthrough! i probably would still be stuck in that never ending loop i was in! derek's route when played right was interesting. the whole time in my mind i kept yelling "ok??? well im ur gf so u need to start acting right." i was super frustrated with all the bad endings when he, as alistar, wouldnt give back the blessed stone. but it all paid off when i got his good + bonus ending! it was so cute. i enjoyed his cg's the most, and i also found him the most attractive. (unless we're counting travis w/o his glasses bc tbh that took my heart) most of all, the shadiest! but its okay. hes still cute.

Travis' Route- this may have been the easiest route i got. at this point, i was tired (its almost 1am and i played this whole game in three hours) and was living off of the walkthrough. thank goodness i did because i would not have known what to buy for travis to like me! i found his story line to be the saddest, but it made me respect his character the most. i loved the banter he and rui shared right from the very beginning, and B E L I E V E me i was SO shaken when he pinned rui to the wall and went psycho when he encouraged her to report alistar. his love for video games and his protectiveness over rui made me swoooon, especially when he called her princess during the bonus ending ahhhh. i love it. another big thing that shocked me was when he revealed he was a mod! i knew deep down that he was oda, but i NEVER expected him to be a mod! it really cleared everything up.

thank you for creating this game! it was very light hearted but also had me emotional over the sadder parts, (travis' mother, shiro's parents), and swooning over the romantic parts (yes derek, give me another back hug.). overall i believe this is a solid game and i encourage everyone to give it a try. the story line is hilarious, and the music is spot on! good luck on your future projects, ill be waiting for them! xoxo

sorry this was so long oh goodness

It was totally worth the multiple playthroughs to unlock all of the romantic endings. However, I do have one major issue to press. There is a difference between "your" and "you're". From the emails I unlocked, you seemed to have neglected to use "you're" in a couple of them where you should have. I only mention this because one of them belonged to Shiro, who is characterized by his preference towards intelligence. To have that kind of simple spelling error in his message just seemed off.

I will give you bonus points for the replay value though. No matter how many times I play the game through, it feels like there are still scenes I haven't read, especially during lunch time. And as there is only so much money you can make/spend, it's a challenge to budget correctly to optimize the amount of item scenes you'll receive in return.

Since I happen to be writing this rather late, please for me for not including more detail. Any spelling mistakes I've made can also be blamed on this reason. I just wanted to inform you that your team has done a very good job putting this together and that you should be proud of your creation. Just have to say though that you kind of made it obvious on who "Alistair" really was. Though Oda's identity was a bit of a surprise. Definitely think the character pairings were accurate once they were properly matched and considered, so excellent job with that.

Anyways, I'll end my little monologue here, so thank you for your time. I hope you continue to make great games as fun as this one.


Super cute ending, took me two tries but I knew it was HIM the entire time!

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Hi, is there any difference (other than size) between this 160mb's realistair-1.1-win.zip and Lemma's 51mb's realistair_installer.exe OR 53mb's realistair-win32.zip? Tq!

This has updated sprites, some extra CGs, and it's built on the latest version of the engine so there's a lot more compatibility with modern computers. The story and gameplay are the same.

Oh, I see! Noted, I'll redownload then, thank you so much for your kind reply!

I enjoyed the game, it was awesome in its own individual way.

I really loved how our characters switched between the Game and the Real World, and since all of them have their own little secrets to discover, the game is exciting till the end.

I liked the stats system, even though i had to play the whole game over five times because i missed one CG and couldnt find the right way to impress the boy for the last CG ;p

All in all, a pretty unique game with beautiful art (and CG's) a nice stats system and many other cool features. :)



Does this game doesn't work with windows 10?

i mean system cannot find file specified

help it wont let me download the game it keeps saying page not specified

Cute mystery and light romance; it was interesting to see the foundations of mechanics from your later game, Backstage Pass, in this adventure (e.g. the store, the impact of stats on characters and events, etc.). Shiro's route was Liz's favorite, but that may be because she preferred his personality. On our first playthrough, we struggled to get his and Derek's events; Liz later used a walkthrough to figure out on what days to visit them. Hopefully we can feature your other game on Dizzi soon.

Also, it was great inspiration for Liz to learn more about Renpy. Thanks! :)

cute art style

Amazing game~ °^°! It was super interessting and fun and i really like the art style ^^

hi!so i have a problem.When i put the game in full screen it stays the same size and moves to the top corner of the computer screen.Can i do anything to make it full screen?

This was the game that got me into all the other Sakevisual games. Absolutely amazing. Can't believe it's free!

nice astetic


quiero jugar!!!!!

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Omg, I loved this game!! Great work!!

Hey.. help me. I can't download the file. Everytime I try to download it the pop-up shows up saying the source file could not be read. What should i do ?

It might be a problem with Firefox. Try downloading it using a different browser.


I love this game i rate it 4/5 but i hate the fact is that through out the days i just have to keep doing the same thing over and over again which got boring

Hey, so I have a mac and I've downloaded the game[the zip all] and it won't allow me to open it, I've checked my security settings and everything but the application just isn't opening properly.

Are you sure you downloaded the one for mac?

Yes, 100%.


Ok apparently its something with my computer and somes games that were made on Renpy for some reason??? (but not all of Renpy games???) so I'll figure it out.

Hi! Apparently I have the same problem as you and for the other games that have exe file. So please, if you find the solution, please tell me here. I saw a comment of someone who had the same problem as us and sakevisual said we should open realistair.app which have a big purple icon, but I can't find it. :/ Thank you!!

What I did is I found the file that had the game icon and right clicked to view the package contents then went into Mac Os foulder and then clicked on the code looking icon and the game started playing

Oh, right, the package content... Alright, I can start my game now. Thank you so much! :D

Derek looks like Odd from code lyoko

No, not at all XD

Hmm, I can't seem to download it? Everytime I try to download it the pop-up shows up to say thank you (but it does say at the bottom that the javascript is void?)

That could be an issue with how your browser handles itch.io's code. Try using a different browser to download it if you can. If that doesn't work, we also have a mirror of this file on ModDB: http://www.moddb.com/games/re-alistair/downloads/re-alistair


Interesting, fun and quick to play :D

where do i play this game

i don't know I'm new to the game😐

I have a question, the walkthrough talks about buying items to get extra scenes but how do i buy items with the money earned?

At certain events you can choose to go to the mall. If you don't run into someone there, you can pick a shop to visit. You can buy as many items from the shops as you can afford.


thank you!

Help! Whenever I try to run "realistair.exe" it won´t open and a message appears saying "Could not execute". What should I do? TTwTT

Which operating system are you using?

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