A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux


The story is about a woman who took a few wrong turns in her life, leading to her exile from her own family. They promised her a ship, but instead gifted it to her twin sister, Cendre. Ishara vows to get her ship back at all costs.

Her attempts to steal the ship are thwarted by another bandit gang who wished to take it for their own. She's thrown on an adventure to get the ship back with someone she does not want to be adventuring with!

She becomes stuck with either her twin sister Cendre, whom she hates, or Félix, her sister's fiancé ... that has something he is hiding.

Game Features:
  • Battle Mini-game
  • Two Major Branches
  • Four Endings
  • Voice Acting for Battles
  • 36k Words, ~2 Hours Playtime


Ishara named herself after a fabled sea witch to instill fear in all she encountered, which is the path of a woman looking to turn to piracy. She needs one thing first, and that's a ship. If only she didn't need her family to get to it.

Ishara's twin sister. She was raised to be a proper noble lady and to follow all the rules. She despises her sister for ruining their family's name.

Cendre's love and fiancé. He is a perfect gentleman of modest wealth ... Or so she thinks. He's used to certain luxuries, you see. He'll do anything to keep his lifestyle.

Ishara's first mate. They became good friends while they were captives in the southern desert. Talon, or Tal for short, loves a good fight and has no qualms breaking the law. Laws have never done her any good.

The poor fisherman who happens to meet Talon - and promptly becomes her prisoner. He doesn't seem to mind the company, as a man can get lonely out on a fishing boat by himself.


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(64 total ratings)
AuthorHappy Backwards
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction, Role Playing
Made withRen'Py
TagsMultiple Endings, Otome, Pirates, Ren'Py, Romance, Story Rich


Ishara-1.0-all.zip 113 MB


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I played this game in one sitting, and I honestly would recommend it.  

The art style was amazing, props to you or whoever designed them as it's really well done and fits with the game. I also personally love it every time I hear Louis's voiceline on how he never signed up for this.

The writing was also great. It's actually somewhat disappointing how short this was, because I really got attached. You managed to develop Ishara's character to a sufficient amount in a short amount of time, and congratulations for that.

In spite of all this, there is still one complaint I have about the game: the battle system. I didn't particularly enjoy the occasions I had to go to battle, and much preferred following the story line. It wasn't a very exciting system, and the only thing I can really compliment it on is the amazing voice lines in it.

I guess to conclude this, I think it's a great game. The battles weren't that exciting, but I can give that up as it didn't make a huge part of the game, and the story was too engaging and well-written for me to have major qualms.  As the commentor below me stated, I think it'd be great if you make a second game. Maybe make it longer too, I'd love to spend a couple more hours with this story :)


Glad you liked it!! The game was made in 1 month for the NaNoRenO game jam, which is actually a blessing in disguise because, otherwise ... I know I would not have finished it! Haha. I still dream about making a pirate game, so this would be the world and chars I would go to first.

For those reading who haven't played yet: Battles can be turned off in the options menu.

I just finished it and I really liked it.

Fighting system was definitely good idea. Especially for game with plot like this. And it's well done.

The artstyle is good. Very nice sprites and backgrounds. Fitting music. The partial voice acting adds a lot of charm :)

The plot is very good. Well-written and interesting characters. I also like that player can see the story from perspective of few characters. 
I really like how Ishara and her crew are total opposittes of the nobles. Especially comparing their personalities, outlook and knowlegde about live outside the palaces.

The game should autosave before  every battle. 

I think you should create 2nd game about Ishara :)

Thank you for the lovely review. I will update the game to have an autosave, now that I know how.

I would love to continue Ishara's legacy!

An excellent little game! I wish it was perhaps longer and Ishara and Felix's romance went more in depth,or that there could have been more to Remy's storyline,but overall it's excellent as is!

Of course. The game was for a 1 month jam, but I would love to expand upon it.

OOOOOh if you ever expanded on it (maybe make it like a Heileen game) i would be over the moon! Anyways,keep up the good work! <3


I first played this quite a long time ago, and recently went through it again. It remains one of my favorites :) Thank you for creating such a wonderful game. 

I am totally loving this game so far, and I believe that I will love it till the end. Keep up the work! Thumbs up~


I absolutely loved this game. I must say it's my favorite otome/visual novel kind of game. The whole game is well constructed. The characters are simply amazing. I liked the simplicity of the plot and yet it was very rich with all kinds of twists and turns. Artwork is very cute and simple and amazing. And the battle mini-game was kind of a pain in the butt, but in the end it was a nice touch to the game.

Well done :)

Thank you so much for the genuine feedback. :) The battles turned out a bit harder than I anticapted, but I'm glad they didn't ruin the story for you.