A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

👊 WDS 👊


In modern day Japan there lives two rival gangs: Spurious and Kosher.

The Kosher gang demands justice while Spurious demands freedom. While these two gangs are causing a ruckus, there is a lonesome boy caught up in all of it. It's you! A total loser who is deathly afraid of thugs. But perhaps you can overcome your fear? Maybe you can even ... fall in love?! Or get punched a lot accompanied by a voice grumbling "MRGRGR."

WORST DATING SIM is a shitpost dating sim involving thugs, hugs, and ughs. I hope you enjoy!


WORST DATING SIM (WDS) has absolutely NO SAVE FUNCTION! Incredible, right? And if you're a masochist, you're in luck! WDS has 69 BAD ENDS (the number was unintentional, I swear) where you get punched! This game also contains some blood, ew.

WDS has one OFFICIAL bad end and one OFFICIAL good end!

WDS is rated PG16+.


If the game gets some positive feedback, I'm looking forward to adding more content! So far there is only one route which is Etsuji's. I plan on making more stuff possibly! Such as ...

• A route for Kumochi!

•  A route for Jikkanji!

•  A route for Gesshin!

•  A route for ... a new character, maybe?!

• More official endings?!

• Expanding story for side characters!

• Redoing sprites/CG because the art is kinda old ...


This game has a character named Etsuji. He's from my webcomic: There, There. This game contains spoilers for Etsuji's character arc, but if you're hardcore then play the game if you wish!


If you wish to make fan art, playthroughs, fandubs, cosplay, roleplay accounts, ocs, etc. for this game, I would love to see it! And If you would like to translate the game to a different language, or if you find any issues or grammar errors, OR just simply want to send me art/videos, contact me on twitter preferably!




If you would like to help with the WDS WIKIA click here!

if you would like to make any mods for this game i would appreciate if you asked me first!

I plan on making more visual novels in the future (hopefully less shitpost-y and actually have a save function lol) and it would mean a lot if you guys would support me if you enjoyed this game, the best way to support me would be to share this game with your friends! It's my first game ... ever ... and I'm really excited to officially release it, so I would love to know what you think and if you would like to see more content from me!


  • p3/p4/earthbound/ace attorney music used (along with some anime ost)
  • backgrounds are free resource

translation credits:

  • RUSSIAN: translator wishes to remain anonymous

if you liked the game and wish to see more future content from me, consider donating to my ko-fi!

Thank you for reading! <3

Updated 11 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreSimulation, Visual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, bara, Comedy, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, renpy, Romance, Slice Of Life
Average sessionAbout an hour

Install instructions

Please unzip the file into a folder if you're having trouble opening the game. The text may automatically skip suddenly so I recommend turning the text speed down halfway, or just check the text history by going into options and scrolling up on your scroll wheel!



Development log


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Im pretty interested on how this will all go in the future,but overall,really interesting concept :-D

I loved this game soo much!! <3 the story is fantastic and Etsuji is just frigging adorable ;-;  also, I'm obsessed with Gesshin's Eat Pant t-shirt at the end hahaha

I'm so looking forward to your next game ^^


loved it, also gave me good memory from having to remember all the answers to every question every time i got one wrong (all of them xD)

Hey, you should make an Android version!

Ayy, check this out: http://pridebrary.com/video-games/page/3/

this is honestly one of my favorite VNs I've ever played <3 keep up the good work!!

thank you so much, im happy!


anyway i love this game so much and im sad i got the bad ending for my first playthrough

lol well im happy you enjoyed it regardless!

oh god i am completely in love with him

im glad!! <3


The worst dating sim? ACTUALLY IT WAS THE BEST. 

How did you know i liked getting punched in the face and also i'm upset about the sex scene!


Sorry if this is spam but itch.io has no way of sending PMs. :(

I'm from Soulsoft Electronic arts. ( https://soulsoftea.itch.io ) Sooo I'm thinking about hosting a Game Jam on itch.io. My idea is a bara game jam which I'll call "BARA JAM", and I'm trying to see how much interest there would be in such a jam, and if it would be worth hosting. Would this be something you'd be up to participate in or even co-host?

I'm thinking about having it in October and lasting 1 month.

I made a thread on LSF with more details here: https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=51373

I'm really trying to see if this is a viable jam that people would even want. I hope so! I'll obviously be submitting an entry as well. =) you can email me here soulsoftea@gmail.com

Just curious, do you have an estimated date for when you'll update the game?

ehh i really don't, i'm currently working on another visual novel at the moment so it would maybe be some time after i finish that game

Ohh, okay, I see. Well, I look forward to playing your new game once you finish :)

i mean.... its a homo erotic vn so idk if thats your cup of tea ahah

Eh, that's fine with homo erotic games as long as it makes sense in the context of the story (There're aren't enough gay games around anyway, so I'll gladly play any remotely "homo" game ^^)


That was a great game. No, honestly, it was fantastic. Did not expect to actually like getting punched in the face so much??? I think I can no recite every answer that won't get me punched, off by heart. 

Surprisingly, my only issue isn't with restarting the game every time I get punched - I just sort of want a save sort of thing, because I don't have a lot of time to play games. This is obviously my persona issue, but I'm just saying this because I have to keep multiple tabs open if I want to do anything other than the game (I'm a busy person ha), and it really slows my already slow computer down.

 And if I keep the window open for more than a few hours, it tends to crash (through no fault of yours, of course - I have the worst computer in the world) and I'd lose all my data. Frustrating, lol, but I suppose that's the game - I don't mind starting over, it's fun! Just my personal problem there, I suppose. 

Also, the music is great (trash for persona kind of style music lolol). Just saying, I love the art and the music and pretty much everything about this game? From the meme references, random answers to questions, the love of c a t s, everything - and I'm pleasantly surprised that you plan to update it so much with more routes!!!

My only regret is that  1.I can't pay for this - I'm a broke chinese kid and itch.io is literally the only platform I can get good games on - But of all the games I've downloaded and played on here, WDS is (pretty ironically) my favourite! and 2. There isn't a sound effect for MRGRGR???? There totally should be one?? So you can process the fact that you have messed up and slam your face on the keyboard before Etsuji punches you again???? 

anyway thank you so much!! ( And I look forward to seeing more content from yu, dude, for a first game this is insanely good, you must have been working ridiculously hard on it before release) 

Regards, Zhou An (random and broke player)

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The story is so good and also so emotional...But there is no save options so it's kinda hard to start over from the begging but the funny thing is I'm do it over and over again just to see the good ending AND there is no reason to say this is the worst dating sim... Is the BEST EVER DATING Sim ... I really really love this game xD

And the music is good too It's bring me back the memories when I'm played persona 4 xD

Can't wait for the next update ^^


 Btw.... Am I only one who have this problem '-'?? Can I fix this??  How to fix it '-'??

it's a joke

oh okay xD 

I will wait for the next update ^^

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I played this a while back, i think when i first getting into visual novels n games and ??? It's still one of my favourite games !!! It's so well done, the concept is simple but so engaging and just bjakdfsgvhb ??? The characters are just so amazingand it's so easy to completely fall in love with them and anyways i just rlly think this a god like game !!

thank u so much <333

Made an account just to comment that this is one of the best fucking game/visual novel i've ever played in quite a while 1230/10 for you thank you for making this wonderful game and it's not the "Worst" dating sim it's the greatest and it's not a "shitpost" it's a masterpiece!

aahh thank you thank you so much!! <333

No saves are the worst. Unexpected bad ends are the worst. This game is the worst and I could not stop myself until I finished it. Seriously entertaining story cleverly hidden behind annoying mechanics. I will be sure to keep an eye for any further games.

This is hilarious :) No save feature is frustrating, but otherwise... I mean, it's not even... I can believe I'm still playing! And I've started hours ago!

This game is really cool, I loved it! I'm definitely gonna check out the comic! ^^

Hi author, I am a foreigner with low English ability. I really LOVE this game , not only the art but also the fantastic dialogue! You must had lots of weed for writing this! But in spite of I have tried so many time and have spent lots of time on the dictionary, I still got bad end. What's  wrong with Etsuji!!?  I just want to have sex with this fucking sexy guy!   Is there any hints for getting good ending? Thanks for making this great game!

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I saw your hint somewhere and finally finished the game! Thank you so much! But I still can't fuck with Etsuji! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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I actually fucking enjoyed this game, but so salty because i'm just a huge sappy person and when I thought would be a great answer, WHAM! had to restart from the very beginning. BUT overall I just loved it completely, it has taken over my life and now all I can do is laugh at how it can be meme central, to a heartwarming and serious scene. I screamed about this game to my local friends that THEY have to play it, and they are thinking about it so IFGBNOBENGRIOBRGVBRQEBGEUIGBEGVIUGN. Also, I don't care about the save file anymore, it's worth it to play the thing over and over, I really do fucking appreciate this game.  It was the BEST DATING SIM that I have ever played yet so far. Those titties though OOF!

thank you so much! im happy you enjoyed it, and im happy you encouraged your friends to play it! <3

ME LIKE BIG BIG OPPAI BARA TITTIES. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyesssssssssss.

This. Game. Is. PISSING ME OFFFFFFFFF. I cannot count how many times iv'e been punched and had to start ALL OVER AGAIN. The frustration. Just when I think iv'e got the hang of it! NOPE! Iv'e been playing for hours. HOURS. and I'm still not done. I thought this was gonna be a short, dumb, meme game but NO I get developed characters, plot, and feelings. Lots and lots of feelings. Fuck you and your game with its engaging story line and emotionally investable characters and good art and music choice and it's ability to carry a serious tone in it's comedy. Fuck you. I hate that I love this.  I haven't felt anything for 15 years and was fine till you assholes came along.  I'm having some sort of acid reflex or heart palpitations. Is this what giving a shit feels like?  Wait- Nope it's a heart attack. Please send help! 

But in all seriousness this is an awesome game so far. I was not expecting what was shoved at me. I mean what can be said that probably hasn't been said before? Great art, great characters, professional layout, good music, engaging story, ect. The only problem I did have was that every once in a while when clicking or pressing enter to move the conversation along it would like skip a bit and I'd miss text. I'd also suggest adding a conversation history. I have seen some people suggest putting in a save or a back button but don't. Going back and starting over is half the fun! (Hurts so good) It just makes the ending that much sweeter. Speaking of the fun, you'll be happy to know Iv'e gone and named myself Grunkle Stan! (He wants that meaty ,man D.)   Iv'e made it a habit to call myself Grunkle Stan in dating sims because, well, it's hysterical.  It's pure comedy gold! It never fails to make me laugh. Pretty much do this when I'm depressed.  Anyway, great game, good work, and totes recommending this to friends so they can suffer with me. We will all burn together...


im glad you enjoyed it and thank u so much for your input ahah, i'm happy you like the qualities of this shitpost. also i wont be adding a save feature no worries ahah; also if by conversation history you mean a backlog showing previous text there is a 'history' option in the game settings, and you could scroll your mouse wheel up/down to view history, again thank u so much for the compliments it means a lot!!!

I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH!!! From The Characters to the Script!

It had  humorous parts aswell as serious ones and the characters are so cute designed (at least in my opinion). Though it was a little hard for me, and I would have appreciated a Save File but overall I would definetly recommend  this to anyone!

And The Music...I went crazy the moment I heard the Games "starting page"(Intro?)...SOMEBODY WHO LIKES PERSONA?! {At least I think you like Persona}. I knew from the beginning, when I heard that...I had to play this Game!! Throughout the whole Game, thanks to the Music all I could think  about was Persona and how "Etsuji" reminded me of "Kanji", not completely but kinda..

That made me so happy and the Game, for me atleast even more enjoyable, as it already was..

I´m not sure why you didn´t put a save file in, it would make it much easier, instead of restarting the Game over and over again but I think you have your reasons..

So, all in all I really, really enjoyed everything about  this Game! I Loved It!! 

Keep Up The Good Work and I wish you good luck with any up coming projects, if you have any!

This was so much fun!! I loved how it was humorous but still serious at certain times (notT shitpost!!!). The art and characters are great - I'd love to play other routes too KUMOCHII.

lol ahah im glad u liked it! ill see what i can do in the future!

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I had so much fun playing this game! At first when I tried playing and got the bad ending, I immediately went back and did my absolute fucking best to show Etsuji my love. I would love to see more content! The dialogue was super fucking good and the art is awesome! I really fell in love with this game and the way it pulled around with my heart. If I had the money I would definitely love to help ya out the best I can! I wish you the best of luck and the best of everything for creating such a wonderful game. 😍🤗😽

thank you so much! im really happy you liked it and this message is so nice, i appreciate it so much ahaha

it is incredible, though i always get the answers wrong so restarting the entire game was kinda a bummer. The story was great and intriguing. I've basically memorized the choices for how many times i would screw up, i kinda wish i could save so i could get through the story. Other than that this seemed more like "The greatest dating simulator". i loved it, great job! Keep up the good work!

OH MY GOD THIS GAME WAS AMZING!!! I was not expecting this, especially after you called itshitpost, which might I add it's not. I loved this so much!! Thank you so  much for making this IT WAS AMAZING!

thank you so much, im glad you enjoyed it! <333

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the no save feature is on purpose, no point is asking the dev to change it haha

also PLEASE add  (Jikkanji) Jiji's route <3 z

edit: i got the good ending <3 but during the sex scene before then i got this error, i clicked "reload" to go past it but still O.o


thanks for assuring others that i won't put a save feature ahah,
but the error is intentional for comedic effect lol


sure no problem :3 

OH LOL the error was on purpose haha i totally fell for it goddammit XD 

I'm use to playing bara visual novel games that are still in development and seeing those kind of errors be a real issue o-o


loved the game add a save!!! i got so close to the end before i got punched at 2am gave up and found a video of it =P  hope you make more games with a save tho =D

I loved this game so much! You know, if the game grows in popularity, I think it'd be awesome to see merch of it, like maybe Etsuji's blue ear shirt or something like that XD


I loved the game, I would give it 5 stars, but not being able to save is really painful, I want to see the response to every question, without replaying 100 times. So... 4 stars.

I would sure buy ans support a Kumochi and Jikkanji route with full colors on kickstarter.

It would be nice if the punches didn't give a instant game over.


I came into this game not expecting much, but once finishing this game, I realized that- even without a save feature- this is one of the most memorable dating sims I've played. It was really cute and charming, it made me cry asjdhsjdha. I really enjoyed it and I'm glad I found this-!

 (Though I disagree with the title of worst dating sim because hOO OoOO o bOyY, there are some really, REALLY lame dating sims out there, but this is not one of them) 

thank you so much ahHHHhHH that seriously means so much to me, !! im glad you liked it!! <333


HEWWO YOUS ALL! (This review gets kinda incoherent at points, sorry 'bout that)

This game is amazing!, it was totally worth all of those "mrgrgr"s I had to get through (Not that I didn't like those though). No idea why you called this "Worst Dating Sim", it doesn't stay true to that title.  I had to space playing this throughout 3 days and I wish I didn't, it's really a fun experience and would've been better in a shorter period. This game certainly helped me get through an emotonal crisis so I have thank you for releasing this game when you did.  All of the shitpost-y aspects of this game were executed perfectly in my opinion. I love the story, it really does shine, I found myself empathizing with a suprising bit of it. I thought Etsuji's shirt was a saxophone for half of the game, it took me way too long to realize it wasn't. The men have great chests, I'd sleep on any of them any time, 100% guarantee. I love the character art for this, the characters themselves are fun to get to know (and fall in love with) too.  I prefer it without a save option because it'd be less fun if I didn't have to work through all of it again. If I had to describe this game in one word it'd be: YeS

ahH thank you for taking the time to write  a review!! it makes me really happy to know so many people have enjoyed this game and helped make their day better (even without a save feature lmaO), i really never expected to get so much support for a shitpost so it makes me all blushy when i get reviews like this ghfjdnf-  but again, seriously, thank you and i'm super happy you enjoyed it!

Ah! Thanks for the reply to my review! You totally deserve all the support you’re getting though, you’ve created something amazing. If this is considered a shitpost then it’s certainly some quality shit you’re posting~

Such an emotional rollercoaster! I really liked the pacing and the characters are so endearing! and as others have said, I ended up really liking the fact that there's no saving, definitely adds to the impact of the choices!

(and the shitposty parts were honestly so good lol)

Honestly though, Best Dating Sim.

Thank you for this wonderful game!

thank you so much !! im glad you think so ahh <33 😭😭

This game is amazing! It took me almost 4 hours to complete but it was worth it. I would definitely like to see more games like this in the future! (Hopefully with a save function to make it easier to play) Love you, Bai ;D

thank you so much, im glad you enjoyed it!

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