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Free! Arabian Nights 

[Drama, Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Boys Love]

[Released 26th July 2018]

You play as Rin Matsuoka, the young sultan of a fictional land. One day, you are informed by captain Mikoshiba, the captain of the palace guards, that rumours have arisen of someone being sent to kidnap you. You decide to leave the palace, against the suggestions of the captain, to get in contact with your friends in the city that you believe may be able to help you solve who has been sent to abduct you.

Music: Eric Matyas
Background Artist: BunnyVoid
GUI: Ren'Py and Ookami Kasumi

Sprite Artist, Coder, Storyboard : Red-Baby (Red)

Roughly 45-60 minutes of gameplay. 

This is a fanmade game based off the season one ending to the anime Free! Original  character designs by Koji Oji and owned by Kyoto Animation. It is not intended to infringe copyright laws or be commercialized for monetary profit. I highly recommend watching the series Free!  Iwatobi Swim Club as well as the second season Free!  Eternal Summer. 

Thank you for checking out my game :)


Red's note:
I started working on Free! Arabian Nights back in 2015. I took a short hiatus for over a year but after 3 years of drawing and redrawing sprites, late nights coding, many writer's blocks and plenty of moments of Why am I still doing this? I am so happy to finally be able to release a finished version of this game. 

Free! Arabian Nights is not the first game I have tried to make, but it is without a doubt the first game I have ever finished making. This is thanks to the many people that have supported me, encouraged me, and even nagged me over the years.  Thank you.

This game was made by a fan, for the fans, and so I truly genuinely hope that you enjoy this game.  


Red's note:
Although the game itself is Free! (pun intended) you can support me by donating or buying the new poster art.  The folder includes a 1920x1080 desktop wallpaper as well as a 2480x3507 HQ poster. 

<3 Red


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Free!ArabianNights1.0-mac.zip 154 MB
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Free! Arabian Nights Endings.pdf 369 kB
Free! Arabian Nights Posters.zip 5 MB
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Re playing it again. Ahh how I wish Haru also has more you know doki doki. But I enjoyed the plot as always xD

Thank you MyKawaiiPanda!

Good day, each and every one!!! I've played this game before and it is truly fantastic!! I was wondering is there a walkthrough on the love routes in this game if so tell me how to go about it.

Hi Jodie! I'm glad to hear that you like it! Yes, the Endings PDF file is also available for download on the game's page.

Yes, you are doing an amazing job!!! Thanks I will go and check it out I'm about to play it again right now!!!

Have fun! 



when ur names Rin: :> yey 

Nice game btw!


Hey, I'm the one who's been messaging you on Facebook recently. I've finally completed all the endings in the game! :D And now, here I represent you with my thoughts...

Thank you. Thank you so much for creating this beautifully-done game. Seriously, I've played quite a bit of fanmade Free games out there that were always so much fun and had so much potential, but they were left incomplete and abandoned for good. You, on the other hand, didn't let us Free! fans down. You pushed forward for 3 whole years, and let me tell you that your hard work has truly paid off. Never doubt what your masterpiece here could do. I will continue to support you and your other games, replay this game, and do my best to promote this on my more popular social medias. I see a bright future for this game and I hope it will continue to grow. 

Now, onto the game. For starters, the art was fantastic! The characters look strikingly accurate to their designs in the original anime. Secondly, I've always been a huge fan of the Arabian concept made for the anime, and you took the time to bring it to life in the most interactive and flawless way possible. I really liked the music in this game too. And don't get me started on the story. It was simple and not at all complex, yet intriguing, original, and entertaining. Exactly what I would look for in a visual novel. And of course, you brought on the gay romance in flawless form, lol! My favorite ending was definitely King Among Kings with Haru. Finally...you included all the best characters- and my sweet precious baby Makoto! OwO Lol, when I looked at your Facebook and Deviantart I thought Haru and Makoto weren't going to be featured, but am I glad that I thought wrong. I literally squealed when the option to see Makoto came up, haha. Hence my username lol.

In conclusion, I enjoyed every last second of the game. And I'm sure many other people did too. I legit only made an account here just to comment and rate this game! Praise to Free Arabian Nights!

Excellent work, I thank you with all my heart. I hope to see more of your games in the future. ^w^

I saw your message in response to my comment as you know. :D But one final thought. I'd prefer it if you replied here for this. ^w^

This is just a suggestion, but perhaps, sometime in the future, can you make a Free! Dating Sim? Where the player can potentially be romantically involved with the male characters? Much like your most recent games.

I know you have other projects currently in development that have to be finished first, and you don't have to do this at all. It's just something I want to suggest and hopefully you consider it. Thank you! ^^


I will consider it. Lately there's a lot of new characters I also want to draw (mainly Kisumi and Asahi) so it could be possible later down the line. 

That's great. ^^ Maybe consider creating both a female and male MC, to the liking of the (majority) female fandom, but also remain fair to the LBGT+ community?  But that's just another suggestion. You can just upvote this comment haha. Thanks for considering!


It's a very simple story with a background story pretty similar to the original anime. The way anime act is similar as well and it's very enjoyable.


Thank you! 


Hello, I really liked this game very much. I thought the story was enjoyable and had a good plot. I love the anime Free! and in my opinion you did a good job with the character personalities and how they would act in this type of situation. I liked the design and thats pretty much all i have to say

Thank you so much! As a fellow fan, I'm glad you think I got their personalities right. That's always one of the hardest parts of making a fan game. =D

hi, so I know you need to extract the zipped folder to play the game but it either says the folder is empty, or that it needs a password to extract the files. I'm just slightly confused as why this is happening or if I've downloaded it wrong, sorry for bothering you with this <3

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hi momo,

It's no bother at all.  =)

That is strange, could you tell me exactly which file you downloaded and what type of computer your using? If you're on a PC and you downloaded the Mac file I know the game won't run but there should still be files in it. 


thank you for responding! I have windows HP pc, and I downloaded the windows zip file ^^ so its  the correct version for my pc, haha maybe my pc just doesn't want to work for this unfortunately.

Hi momo,

Hm, I'm unsure what the problem could be in this case.  The best I can do for now is provide you with a link to an older version of the game to see if that works (the story is complete, I think it is just missing the CGs).  Otherwise if that doesn't work, I won't be able to release any updates on this game until March due to my current living arrangements.  I'm sorry I can't offer any other solution right now, but I'll keep thinking of ways to fix the problem so you can enjoy the game =]


if you wouldn't mind I would appreciate that! and thank you again for speaking with me about the issue ^^

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Hi meowiecakes! 

Thanks so much for playing and making a let's play video!  

If you get the chance there is a walk-through available that shows how to get all the endings. Including the BL ones, hehe =) but yes the game is pretty light when it comes to bl/yaoi since I wanted it to be more story focused. 

Hey <3 I loved the game, it was very interesting! I liked the sprites a lot, congratulations on completing it!!!  However i was curious as to how many love interest are in the game...? Anyways, i enjoyed it a lot! :)

hi NaMaeli! 

I'm so glad to hear you liked the sprites and enjoyed the game! Thank you for the kind words. 

Hehe, there's three possible love interests: Sousuke,  Ai, and Haru. But Haru's route is the hardest to achieve. 

I'm not part of the fandom, but I'm glad games like these are being created to normalize more fan-made games and content! (Though I haven't seen the anime I'm still tempted to play!)


Thanks Neeka!  

Haha, I hope the story of the game makes enough sense without having to watch the anime series. But there are some references that may not make sense. 

Either way, if you do play it I would love to hear your opinion. 

Great demo! I was impressed with how many choices there already are. The story has really nice pacing, and I loved the little touches, such as how Sousuke's sprite moved from side to side slightly when he was trying to find a spot to sit in Makoto's store. Take as much time as you need for this wonderful project!

Hi littlev! 

Thank you so much for the support. I'm glad you liked the little touches, coding is not my specialty but I hope you enjoy what other things I have planned for the rest of the game. Hehehe

Hi!! This looks interesting - will a route be available for Rei? 

Hi Ai, 

Unfortunately there is no planned route for Rei. =(

But he will be making an appearance in the game =)