A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Download NowName your own price

I Want to Pursue the Mean Side Character! is my very first visual novel! I hope you enjoy it!

-----

Beatrix is used to being misunderstood by her fellow peers.
With her sharp eyes, tall height, and ringlets, she looks like the mean villain straight from a novel.

Thus, she decided that if she was forever going to be seen as the mean bully, she might as well reside herself to the role.

However, things change when she becomes fast friends with the new commoner transfer student, to everyone’s surprise including her own.

And more weirdly, how this new transfer student can seem to understand her better than anyone else and can see her for her true self rather than the part she had been reluctantly forced to play!


Beatrix Clermont, our easily misunderstood narrator. Has only one friend. Current concern is her height. 



Lily Abbot, Beatrix's best and only friend. Says weird things sometimes like "tsundere" and "moe." Current concern is how to stop running into males randomly.

----

Content Advisory: Recommended Ages 16+ (Strong Language and Slight Mention of Death)

Play Time: 30 minutes???

~

CREDITS:

Story+Code+Art by Tsun-Angelique
Logo, UI by m.

Sound Effects by ObseydianX
Music by maodamashii and Kevin Macleod

Castilian Spanish Translation by Julia Contothanassis
French Translation by Apolline
Portuguese Translation by Vignett

Special Thanks to NiAsobu, foleso, ingthing, Artic Fox, WoLoLoiK and many others on DevTalk+!


You can follow Tsundere Studio's other projects here:

https://discord.gg/zZe4QPaRg8
https://twitter.com/StudioTsundere

Download

Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

IWanttoPursuetheMeanSideCharacter-3.0-pc.zip 103 MB
IWanttoPursuetheMeanSideCharacter-3.0-mac.zip 69 MB
i.want.to.pursue.the.mean.side.character-300-universal-release.apk 84 MB

Also available on

Development log

View all posts

Comments

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Viewing most recent comments 1 to 40 of 65 · Next page · Last page
(+1)

Adorable and cute. Reminds me of a Webtoon trend in the best way possible! <3

 5/5 stars, only wish it was longer! :)

(1 edit) (+2)

I loved thissssssss! The story was so sweet and wholesome. I also fancied the choice of music and the drawing style. I had a big banana on my face the whole time, hehe

thank you!!!

(+2)

I agree,Beatrix is beautiful...

right???? It makes sense why Lily wants to date her lol

(+2)

omg this is so cuteeee

i reccomend it if you like "I'm in love with the villainess" and such, or if you simply don't like stereotypical isekai otome games.

it's super cute, the characters are lovely and the gags are really fun.

love this!!!!

thank you so much for the many sweet words!!! 

(+3)

this game was absolutely hilarious, i greatly enjoyed the scene of putting down Prince Prick
i wish you the best in your future works!

thank you so much!!! I’ll do my best! 

(+2)

cough cough cough cough cough cough I favor the villainess?? 

(+2)

 Reminds me of that manhwua called "Beware of the villainess." But either way, there is a lot of manhwuas' with the same idea. Great game! :)

(+1)

I actually love that one, it makes me sad that the heroine and villainess won’t get together… but the butler is a nice second option lol

Agreed!

(+1)

Excellent stuff!

thank you! 

(+1)

I want to see an actual otome game this was so wholesomeeeeee

maybe someday… 

you replied :0 I really enjoyed your game, I'm happy you considered my idea ^^

Oh yeah actually it's been the works for a while! Fun fact, originally, Lily was going to be the main character and you would play as her as you pursue Beatrix, but due to time constraints, I decided to make a shorter visual novel from beatrix's perspective! But maybe someday I'll do that idea if time allows it!

(+2)

Step 1: Holy Shit The Roasting Of The Prince Was Phenomenal. Every Word That Cut Into His Yandere-Ass Rudeness Was Priceless.

Step 2: Loved the game! I think I remember seeing early art by Tsun before this was a game, just of an idea where the MC is in love with the mean side character - it was absolutely amazing to see a visual novel made from that piece! heartwarming experience, love to see next efforts!

wow!!! That was such a long time ago, thank you for playing my game and believing in me!!! 

(+1)

Hey i'm playing it right now and i really like it. I also would recommend instead using the "fun" music by the flirting scenes i would recommend using  romantic music to make it much funnier :D

(+1)

I’ll keep note of that thank you!! And thank you for playing!!!

Cool i can give you a visual example: Shimizu Miharu from Baka and test. If she's around Minami or talks about her there is this crazy theme playing (mostly because she is crazy) which makes it more comedic :D

(+1)

O.M.G. This was one of the sweetest things ever. I love it, I love them, Lily is just perfect, and Beatrix must be protected. I lost count of how many "mean" characters I loved and never had routes in other games even when they seemed to be far more interesting than the actual routes. Thank you so much for this.

right!? When I played Otome games, I tend to fell more for the mean girl character than the actual love interests lol and I hated how they weren’t a option. With the whole Isekai genre being popular, I thought it be fun to make a game about a girl who was isekaied into her favorite game but only wanted to date the mean side character instead of the actual love interests! 

(+1)

Esse jogo é tão lindo e fofo!! Eu estou encantada de  ter encontrado esse site com jogos otomes tão interessantes!!! Vocês pretendem fazer tradução para português?

Acabamos de lançar a tradução em português hoje! Aproveitar!

Meu deusssssss muito obrigada mesmo!! Desejo tudo de bom para vcs e sua equipe!!! s2

(+1)

WAHHH I WANT THE WHOLE GAME HONESTLY! THIS WAS SO GOOD THE WHOLE DIRECTION OF IT I ONLY WISH I COULD'VE SEEN THESE TWO MORE! Now to wait for a full game~

(+1)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS SO CUTE I LOVE THE DYNAMIC SM I WANT MOREEEEE (SO GONNA WAIT FOR THE FULL GAME AND PLAY IT IN 1 SITTING)

this is unfortunately the only game… however I have been thinking about either continuing their story or making a different game which is much bigger! Not sure yet, but if you want follow the Twitter for studio Tsundere for more updates! 

(+1)

I LOVE THIS SEROTONIN RUSH

YEAH!!!!

(+5)

i love it so much i couldnt stop smiling the whole time >//< , kinda reminded me of i favor the villainess 

Lol so I ain't the only one

thank you so much! And I love favor the villainess! It makes me happy to see there are more heroine x villainess content! 

(+3)

I really love this game, it's good and even tho it's short the characters are very detailed. I wish you guys create an after story of this and thank you for making this I don't know how to repay you guys so I'll just pray for y'all safety

(+5)

We do have a sequel planned (its very rough) but there are still some other games planned we want to do first! However I suggest playing them as sometimes they are mentioned!!! And thank you for playing, I hope you are doing safe out there too!

(+1)

Thank you so much for making this sweet game! I had so much fun playing, it was entertaining and i really love their dynamic

(1 edit) (+1)

Short hyper girl and big shy girl is my favorite dynamic and thank you for playing too!!

I'm trying to play the android version from the Google play store, and I'm stuck at language select because tapping the screen to pick either option doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried holding down the option for English, reinstalling the game, restarting my phone, and clearing the app storage, but nothing works. How do I fix this?

Hi! I'm sorry to be honest I'm not sure what to do, this is the first time this issue has occurred... It sounds like you did everything you could and to be honest the only other thing I can think of is contacting Google Play support as I'm not too familiar with the Android version of the game. ; v ; But the game is a kinetic game, which means their is no actual game choices, so you could probably hopefully enjoy the game by watching a playthrough of it! There's several on youtube you can watch by typing in the title of the game and they're all really great! I'm really sorry, I do wish there is more I could do for you to help you, but I can still try and contact the publisher who converted my game into Android and see what they say. I'm so sorry this happened though!

(+1)

Gosh this game it's like playing my own LilyRevo! Thank you for this awesome VN :) 

Ohh Lilyrevo? What's that? Either way, thank you for playing!!!

(+1)

This was really cool, thanks for taking your time doing it.

And thank you for taking the time to play it!!!

(+1)

this was adorable!! i love the art style, and i've been on a huge VN kick lately so all the references to routes/bad ends etc made me laugh. i love lily and beatrix's dynamic and would love to play more like this!!

Well if you like anxious tall girls and chaotic short girls together then you'll definitely enjoy my next game hopefully!!!

(+1)

I had SO much fun playing this!! Thank you so much for blessing us <333

And thank you for playing!!!

(+1)

This is so cute! I really enjoyed it ♡

(+1)

Thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoy more of my works!

(+1)

<3

(+1)

i will start crying this is so cute

Please don't cry!!! But thank you!!! : D

(+1)

Wow, this game's really adorable! I  love it! <3 The artstyle, the colours and the idea of it is so cute and appealing. Also Beatrix and Lily are so cute together I ship em sm-

(sorry for my bad grammar btw-)

(1 edit)

thank you so much!!! I ship Beatrix and Lily too, they my OTP, other than Edward x Trash

(9 edits)

the game has trojan code embeded

32 different anti virus/malware software's picked up trojan code

Looking into the code it downloads and runs a portable executable that is not the game itself which is very shady

it also has direct cpu access which means it can overclock your cpu easily which can fry the cpu

no normal program should do these things

Tsun your pc is probably infected this trojan seems to bury itself into whatever it can so it probably embeded itself into the games code I hope this issue can be fixed in the future

Oh my god, thank you for telling me this. I'm actually currently gonna ask a dev right now to help me fix this since this sounds serious. For now, I'm also gonna take the game off as well. Should I make a post for people to delete the game too off their computers? 

(2 edits)

Most likely Its probably the most safe option I would also advise you to ask people to do a quick scan using windows defender or any other anti virus software on there computer to make sure it hasn't spread to any other files

(4 edits)

The malware we are dealing with here is most likely doing a thing called Cryptojacking it isn't necessarily harmful what it does is it overclocks your cpu and mines for crypto currency such as bitcoin it spreads through emails .exe files etc if your computer is infected it will heat up a lot more the battery will drain quicker things will load slower and programs will crash more

Hi! So I did a full scan on my computer and also got a old file of the game as for some reason, we couldn't delete the virus from the game as it would only appear when it was booted. Could you please just double check for me if it's okay?

(3 edits) (+1)

you are in the clear its gone by what I can tell the file is clean

(+1)

An amazing anime/cartoon hybrid with great writing. Seriously, between the art/expressions AND the dialogue it went from 'eh, relateable' to 'eyyy, i get that' to 'That was too f*ckin' funny' in a really nice way.  

Android version?

Hi there! So if you’ll see under the download links and also under “Also Available on,” there’s a link to the game on Google Play where you can play it on the android I believe. You might have to create a account, but otherwise you can play my game and many other wonderful games by the people who helped published this game, Project Enso!

(+1)

Thanks a ton!! Just downloaded it!

(+1)

Left my review on the app store! 

thank you so much for your kind review!!! 

Hey! Whenever I download the game and extract it, and check the extracted folder, the file that has the game is gone? like it was deleted?

Hi! Could you show me please what is in the file? Also maybe check your recycle bin just to be safe? 

Deleted 1 year ago
(+1)

First things first, I really enjoyed this short story! It was a bit of a mini-crisis to download and a small hop of faith to run it. But altogether it was worth it! in regards to content i have no complaints whatsoever. This was my first time playing a game like this. I didn't really expect what kind of story I'd gotten into until like the 9th text bar lol. Short, sweet, satisfying! However, whatever is causing the file to be flagged for malware should be checked out, it might scare some people away.I would've missed this gem if I didn't read the other responses. The only question I have is, will this be a series? It has some serious potential behind it.

Also, I deleted my previous because my issue was fixed and I didn't want to ruin the aesthetic of this page with an ugly image.

(+1)

Thank you! And I get what you mean, as someone who gets severe anxiety from the thought of viruses... But unfortunately we tried everything to fix it. I was actually thinking of putting the old version I had of the game which doesn’t have this issue, but also is not translated or has the updated GUI, as that one didn’t have this issue before. I’m not sure if I will make this as a series, I do love Lily and Beatrix, and would love to write more games about them, but at this moment I have no clue about what stories to tell about them next. However! I’m sure they’ll make other appearances, maybe not as main characters, but as cute and gay as ever! So please look forward to more work from me (and hopefully the next game won’t have this issue too...)

Deleted 1 year ago
(1 edit) (+1)

So this is a problem the game has been going through for a while ever since it was coded so it can be on google play. The game is safe though. I’m not sure why some people’s virus protection is reacting like this to the game, but this is basically a situation where the game is showing up as a false positive in some people’s virus defenders. I can’t really explain why it’s showing as a false positive other than maybe that it doesn’t have a digital certificate, but I and the person who helped me program this have tried to work around it as getting it signed is extremely difficult. I really wish there’s more I could do for you as I know viruses can be scary and this showing up probably causes a lot of anxiety, but the game is safe and if you want to be extra safe, you can try using this website right here that one of the programmers that helped me gave me that might help break down the game a bit and see what’s actually inside? https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

(+2)

i love this so much i cant even aaadjajdafkasfksafkaflkfsa thank you for making this!

Thank you for playing it!!

I downloaded the game but i dont know where to go from here. help??

Hi I’m so sorry it took me so long to reply! Do you still need help? 

Yes please.  that would be super helpful

https://tsun-angelique.itch.io/i-want-to-pursue-the-mean-side-character/devlog/1...

(+1)

Thank you !!!

(+2)

This really helped i can download so many more games now!!!

Hi! I've been trying to play the game, but on Windows it keeps getting classified as malware and won't let me run it--I've been trying to find a fix, but haven't been able to so far... would you happen to know of a solution I'm missing? Thanks, and looking forward (hopefully) to playing your game!

so usually this is something you have to do with your computer, I know that sometimes when I play a game it won’t let me play because it doesn’t see it as a trusted source.Can you show me what issues you’re having please? Like what’s showing up?

(+1)

Ended up figuring it out! I got tripped up because antivirus kept deleting the .exe file before I could do anything. Apparently it's fixed if you go to the security popup, under actions hit 'allow', delete the game folder and then unzip it again.

(+1)

nicki and mackenzie from dork diaries wish they were this cute 

ive never read those books but I take this as a compliment! 

(+1)

one thing i need to know before playing. is it gay?

(1 edit) (+1)

Very

(+1)

For some reason I cant download the Windows version of the game ? Is the link broken ?

Hm, I'm not sure why it's doing that. I just checked and it seems like ti will let me download fine. Is it like a error? Or is it just not allowing you to click the download link?

(+1)

It just gave a blank page for some reason, might be my AV that's blocking it if it happens to direct to an .exe file to be honest.

I tried the MAC and Linux version and those downloaded just fine.

Weird... I'm gonna check on this and try and re-upload the files. Might mean no download links for a bit because Itch is having DL issues I think

I tried re-uploading! Please tell me if it works!

(+1)

That might be related or not, but the .exe file of the window versions gets blocked as infected by the Tiggre!rfn trojan by the default win 10 defender. Would not know how to fix that myself, though.

Viewing most recent comments 1 to 40 of 65 · Next page · Last page