A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"You are cordially invited to the Annual Valdemar Halloween Extravaganza. Two weeks of luxury await you.

Let's see if you can keep up the masquerade…"

Halloween Otome is an otome visual novel in which the protagonist, Emma Cee (name changeable) wins an invite to a most exclusive and sought out Halloween getaway. What she doesn't realise is that it's far from relaxing. The Halloween getaway turns out to be a annual game hosted for the rich and famous and every contestant is thrown into miscellaneous groups, challenged over the course of ~ 2 weeks.


  • 9 endings.
  • 3 pursue-able male characters
  • a cg gallery as well as a guest fanart gallery
  • 85000+ words
  • mini games (optional)

The Halloween Otome Fan Book is out! Get it for FREE here!

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Feb 12, 2014
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsComedy, Female Protagonist, Halloween, minigames, Otome, Romance
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Community


Halloween-Otome-Demo-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 69 MB
Halloween-Otome-Demo-1.1-mac.zip 66 MB
Halloween-Otome-Demo-1.1-win.zip 67 MB
FULL GAME: Halloween-Otome-1.1-all.zip 148 MB


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i love this game the most i can repeat my love for this game time and again even after i leave this game for sometime i still think of it and even after i played it's successor 'valentine otome' i still couldn't get this game out even when i cheered for Mira in her game i couldn't help fangirling and falling in love again when Emma and the boys appeared again in 'valentine otome' i really loved this game and i always will of course i also liked Valentine otome but this game has a very special place in my heart as the first otome AND visual novel game i played it showed me the joy of this genre it's simplicity and cuteness have captured my heart forever i really want to see more of it i think even if it wasn't a game anymore and just a novel i'd search for it with all my stubborn heart just to see more from this excellent game (♡ >ω< ♡)

 maybe it sounds like im exaggerating |x・`) but no this is genuinely how i feel about this game i love it very much to the point that even though i played it long ago i didn't  finish playing it cuz i wanted to play it more so till this day i still hadn't finished all the routs (just mr: wolf that's left TAT) ..thank you for making this game i love it with all my heart (◕‿◕✿) it's really hard finding games like this one (✿ヘᴥヘ)


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I was hesitant to play this at first, but I actually loved it! It is cute but not so cute that you want to barf! It also doesn't make you go through heartache to get the good end so I loved it! Just right amount of romance :)

The only thing I would change is adding an epilogue for the good ends. I would love to see Emma going out with her boyfriend when they return to normal life, to see what that experience would be like. :)

Might I recommend Valentine's Otome?  The story is Mira's but Emma's relationship with her chosen beau is heavily featured, and you choose at the beginning who she is with, so you can replay the story with each option for a different experience.  More of a complex story and game but SO worth it.  I'm not sure which is my favorite of the two  I play them in sequence to keep the story going. 

I could only open the demo for the Mac, but not the full version :( why is that?

please help im desperate

While I don't have a Mac myself to test, the following advice was provided by another user in an earlier comment:

"Right click on the renpy app, then say show contents or something like that. Then go into the folder that says Contents, then MacOS then double click on the black version of it. The terminal should pop open and you should be able to run the game."

Loved it! Thanks so much for creating it and sharing with the world. :)

Hey, I didn't give you any money when I downloaded this because I had none, but I'd like to now. How do I make it give me the option again? Super charming game, btw!

Just click in Download, and it will give the option to donate.

I tried and it didn't. I'll try closing my browser and trying again....


Halloween Otome doesn't have a payment option but the Halloween Otome Fan Book and Valentines Otome do.


Wow. I've played so many of these games I can't remember half. I came across this one by chance. The MC, the story, the art, the charachters, and the music...all great. This is one of my new favorites! Thank you!

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1. It's all about food...

2. Animal lover and vegetarian in me cried when the squids were eaten :*(

3. Mr. Bandages inside me wasn't pleased that to achieve a good end I had to pick the "chosen" guy for all the quests, even if that guy wasn't good for the oppointed task (like with the map orientation and mr. Bandages ;P)

YET! The story and puzzles were nice and fun. The art, programming and music are good. Too good for a free game and I thank you for that. 

P.S.: I'm not really good with compliments, I know that.

Love this game! I cant go to the next step in the game because the'Fix It' puzzle freezes and I'm unable to move any of the pieces. 

Any help would be welcome.

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For the 'Fix It' puzzle just click the close button and choose “Stay”. It should unfreeze. 

If it doesn't, you can always skip it. As long as you haven't lost points elsewhere it will not affect your performance in Erik's game. Either way, it is not necessary to win Erik's game to get a good end.



Wow, I'm back from finishing all the three characters. At first, they don't appeal me much, and just like me playing VN, I started romancing my least favorite, the wolf, because I don't really like shy and timid boy in a VN, but, wow, I find him really cute, super cute!! And then I played Mr Bandages, he's a sweetheart (but misunderstood), and I really like him too! I like that they confront each other to be in relationship, I like the unconventional ending (for a VN). And then the last is the Count, his casual clothes blinded me LOL I don't like it, but it was him being him, I guess? And I'm so happy at the end because of you-know-what, I like surprises heheheh. Also, I love the MC! She's strong and has her own opinion, I like her character!! Thank you for creating such MC, because I'm getting tired of dependent MCs (well, I know why people create empty MCs, but...  I never view myself as an MC when playing a VN, so a characterized MC never bothers me.

And I must applaud you for consistent art. Since I first played a VN, whether it is from a independent developer or professional developer, I rarely see the same quality between character sprites and CGs. In this VN, both are drawn beautifully. I love it! The amount of love moments are balanced, not cringey or corny.

Overall, this is a really good VN, and I recommend it!

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Just finished my first playthrough and I love the concept, the art style, the puzzles even though some kinda frustrated me but overall I loved the story of a masquerade. This is a great game and I am for sure definitely gonna try to get the good endings cuz in this first playthrough I got the general ending 👀😅 Anyways I would really recommend this game :D

Edit 2: Just finished the Mr. Wolf route and oh my god he is so precious boi. Must protect the cinnamon roll 💗💞❤️


The game's status is Released, but there seems to be only a demo version...

The first three files are the demo, yes,  but the file without Demo in the name (Halloween-Otome-1.1-all.zip) is the complete game.

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I thought Mr Wolf  being shy really suited him, and making him a "bad boy" (not really sure what you mean by that) would completely ruin the plot and he'd likely end up as a jerk like the Bandage Guy. 


Mr. Wolf is so cute. And love how the MC (Emma) loves food. Mr. Bandages is just XD. The Count is so charming. But I love Mr. Wolf over the three of them.


sliding puzzles... the bane of my existence... why T.T


LOL. The hardest part of the game.

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Awwwww!!!!!!!! This is so fucking CUTE!!!!!! I'm going tell you what I think about all three different love interests:

Mr. Wolf (Tyler): I am now in love with another otome character. This one was so fucking sweet.... I honestly squealed... like a pig... anywho it was beautifully written, well made, and excellently designed.

Mr. Bandages: Haven't played this one yet.

Mr. Count: Haven't played this one yet.

Honestly.. I'm still absolutely shook with the ending with The Count. I am blown away. I had to replay his route again just to fully take it all in. Absolutely loved it, fabulous game. (I also love Valentine Otome!)


Um, uh, excuse me. It's shameful of me to ask this but, where's the full game? I only see the files named demo. Is it actually already the full one? Or? Can someone please enlighten me? Thank you.

It's the very last file named "Halloween-Otome-1.1-all.zip".

Aah, I see. Thank you.

Hey, the demo works great for me on Mac but the full game won't even open/run at all. I'm on Mac Sierra Version 10.12.6 

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Hi, the version uploaded is the version Ren'Py says should work on all 3 systems.  This version has been tested on Mac devices before release but as it is an older game, the Ren'Py version is also quite old. It might be a good idea to post what issues you're facing either here or on the Lemmasoft forums for assistance. 


One thing I did that helped was right click on the renpy app, then say show contents or something like that. Then go into the folder that says Contents, then MacOS then double click on the black version of it. The terminal should pop open and you should be able to run the game. I've had this problem many times, and this way always works.

hi i wanted to ask do think the vday otome will be out this year?

Yep, we're working on a tentative release date of vday this year.

All that's left is for beta testing to wrap up.

Omg im so excited. I LOVED your halloween otome. You just made my birthday omg I'm so looking forward to that thank you.

Amazing game loved it. i just wanted to know what Tygers song was called everything was amazing love it alot

the song is called memories you can find it on youtube thats how i found it   :)

I really enjoyed this game. I am new to itch.io and steam. I've been playing otome games on the ipad from the apple store for several months and I admit with the exception of a few games, overall the quality  of visual novels from itch.io and steam are far superior.

I was wondering if there was a paypal link to donate to Synokoria. I have been doing this for other free games I enjoyed to help support the developers.

Unfortunately there is no direct paypal link to donate, but you can do so by paying for the Halloween Otome Fan Book which has an optional pay what you want feature.

Thank you for your support!

I feel like a late bloomer for reaching out this cute otome at the end of the year..... The characters is well-written and it also has a fanbook to clarify some missing points and extending readers' imagination ^w^

I've replayed this on Halloween and I really love this one! Its well developed and you did AMAZING!


This game is awesome. I got really sucked into it, and I don't even like visual novels that much... It was funny, intriguing, and even a bit scary at one point. I actually got sad once it came to an end, as if I had really been on a two week trip to this crazy mansion. Now I'm gonna have to play again because I didn't even catch any of the romances!! Grrr.

I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH!! love love love !! all the characters, and the cgs too, were beautiful~ 

I loved this! The characters are so well written I miss them just because I've finished my play throughs! I've never replayed one of these games so quickly but the emotional hold has still got me. I'll be watching for your releases eagerly and well done on a fantastic game :)

love the game so much!! would love to see more good games like this, i keep playing this game lots.

i love this game so much and i cant wait until valentines day otome comes out i hope its this year :D 

I want to contact the developers, I am studying english and I would like to make a spanish translation of this if possible (spanish is my native language) since I really loved it and it would be great if more people can have access to it :)

We're honoured to hear that you enjoyed Halloween Otome enough to want to translate it. We're fully behind bringing Halloween Otome to more people and, as such, you have our permission to do so.

As you've created an account on the Synokoria Forums it may be easier to discuss this further there.

Great! I have no knowledge of programming but I could translate the script in a ms word/text file. Is that ok?

The demo worked great (and was amazing) but the full version gave me a virus when I tried to load the .exe file!!! Totally screwed up my computer.

It's quite common for Ren'Py (and other) games to get flagged as false positives by certain antivirus software. More information on this can be found on the lemmasoft forums (The official Ren'Py support).

We're not really sure what to say about it "screwing up" your computer as the version we've uploaded has tested fine with others.

We have a few questions to determine what could have caused such a thing:

  • How did you download the game?
    • Direct Download from itch.io
    • Downloaded via the itch.io app
    • The mediafire link
    • Desura (currently defunct)
    • Another location that we are not aware of
  • In what way was your computer "screwed up"?
  • What operating system are you using?
  • What antivirus software are you using?
  • What exactly happened when you attempted to run the game?

I downloaded the app directly from itch.io.

I use Windows 10 and Norton Antivirus. When I tried to open the .exe file after extracting the files in the zip file, it loaded for a long time on my computer. It never opened and it caused my screen to go black and only the cursor and dock was seen. I tried to log out and it would not, I had to manually shut off the computer. When I turned it on again it was extremely slow, Norton Power Eraser did not run correctly and would not close after giving an error. My antivirus was, for the most part, disabled. The virus scans seemed to get stuck on a temp file somewhere.

After giving it a few days, it seems my computer is working as normal. Not sure what happened but my guess is that there was a virus somewhere.

I have the rKill script on my computer somewhere if that would be useful.

Ah, that would be it. Norton is notoriously bad when it comes to flagging anything it hasn't seen as a virus. As seen in below links for games by other developers (including notable ones such as Hanako Games and Cheritz) and the Ren'Py engine itself:






This is the virustotal results of scanning the .exe that is uploaded on itch.io ( you can try it for yourself as well ). only 1 out of 60 antivirus engines flags it as possibly malicious and that's actually remarkably good ( You usually expect at least 2-3 for lesser known files).

Based on your description it seems more likely that it was Norton itself had an error that caused it to hang on checking/quarantining the file than that it was a virus. Forcing the shutdown in the middle of Norton's scan would have been what caused Norton to behave strangely afterwards. My guess is that Norton was able to update/repair itself in those days after. As Norton is the only antivirus that seems to have such an issue with t his game (and this is an isolated case), it may be worth reporting to Norton so they can fix it.

Simply put, the PC would not have recovered had it been a virus (most antivirus software is only good at preventing an infection, not clearing it up. They can isolate files but any damage that is already done, is done. It's like slapping a bandaid on a gunshot wound)

Thank you for the concise and clear explanation! That sounds like what happened to my computer. I guess all that's left for me to do is enjoy the full game!


Omg I've played the count ,and Mr. wolf and they are both so good. I can't wait to play Mr. Bandages! Does anyone know if they are still making the Valentine Otome?


Valentines Otome is being worked on - just very slowly. We're both very busy with RL and VO is a monster compared to Halloween Otome. We have been posting updates on our tumblr, lemmasoft threads and our own forum when we reach a milestone such a main route's writing being completed.

Unfortunately, it's still quite a while away from being finished.


Aww you are sweet for replying to me here ,and tumblr. Thank you:) Also your comment will be a good update for other fans.

This is a fun game to play i have it still downloaded and do play it from time to time now ever since i finished all the routes and do kind of remember how to do the puzzles but still overall a great game, loved every bit of it.

Hello, I already played this wonderful game a year ago on my mac and I wanted to play again. I downloaded the file again and tried to open the applicaiton. However, the game did not open. I can open the demo version but not the full game..

Could any of you please help me?

This is kind of late ,but I had issues opening a plethora of games on my mac too, however if your download the Itch.io app on you mac and download games through that it should work.

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hello, i already have seen this game looks amazing and i wanted to play it but (please dont judge) i dont know how to open the file, if any of you could help me i would be thankful

Hello, which operating system are you using?

After extracting the contents of the zip file you would do one of the following depending on your operating system:

  • On Windows, open the "Halloween Otome.exe" which has an icon of Kippy.
  • On Linux, I believe it's "Halloween Otome.sh".
  • On Mac, there should be a Halloween Otome application.

If the corresponding file is not present after download, please check if your antivirus has not deleted or blocked it as a false positive.

thank you. i have windows so ll try that

hi i just wanted to ask do you think the vday otome will be out on vday?<3

Not this vday, no. There's still quite a long way to go before it's ready for a release.

Most likely it won't get a vday release at all (Halloween Otome released on vday... depending on your timezone). We would rather not hold it back for a special day when it finally reaches completion.

ok thank you and i loved the demo it was great <3

I just finished the demo and came here to see when the full game would be released only to find out that I'd been blind and the full game is already out XD I love it a lot!

We're glad to hear that you found it and enjoyed it :D.

that happend to me to hhahaha i was so ashamed of myself im glad that i wasnit the only one and sorry for typos.:)

When I exrtracted the files, my antivirus (Norton) flagged the game as a virus-has anyone else had this happen when they tried to set up the game?

Some antivirus programs tend to flag Ren'Py games as false positives when they haven't been downloaded enough.

You can check the following links for more information:



OK-Thanks so much for the info!


First of all, sorry for my broken english. But I just need to talk about this VN, really.

I don't know how to start this. Oh god.

It's one month since I finished this game and I still in love like in the first day I played.

I love the MC. She is amazing. She's so different from all the other MCs I have seen, and, not bragging but, I've seen a lot. I would dump all the guys to date her. Kidding. Or not.

At first, I loved Mr. Wolf. It was love at first sight. HE IS JUST SO CUTE. I couldn't get his good ending at first, I got the general one, but i enjoyed. I played again, which is amazing, because I've played so many VNs and I am always lazy to do another route. But Halloween Otome made me want to never finish this game.

I played his and loved so much. I loved him even more.

He's caring, lovely and it's so fun to see his fluestered face. He's my favorite tipe of otome character. I was smiling all the time and so happy I could cry. And he SINGING, dear lord.

Then, I played Mr. Bandages route. He's harsh and rude at first, but in the middle of the general route, I started to love him too. He's so funny. I laughed so much during his route. The end is so lovely. I still don't know if I loved his or Mr. Wolf route more.

THEN, I was like "I like The Count, but I can't see him as a love interest. I don't want to play his route". Two hours and I was dying to play Halloween Otome a little more.

I played The Count's route.


It's my favorite. I love him. THE PLOT TWIST. He's so unique and well writen. It's probably because my english is really bad but I lack the words to express how much I love him. I did a really good choice by playing his path last. In the middle of it, I was thinking that Valdemar was his brother haha.

This is really the best Otome Game ever. Thank you so much for this.


Thank you for taking the time to comment. There's no need to apologise for your English.

We're happy to hear that you loved all of the characters enough to replay the game. If you haven't already, you can always check out the Fan Book for more Halloween Otome goodness.

Easily one of the best free otome games out there. I've played this game through many times and still get a lot of enjoyment each time. The mix of a protagonist who can hold her own, 3 hotties, and mini-games is enough to make this game a winner. My bias is Mr. Count, but I'll always have a sweet spot for Mr. Wolf because I jut can't resist how adorable he is. Can't wait to play more from you guys! >w<

Thank you for those kind words!

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

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