How to play Koikatu on Mac


Game summary

A school simulator developed by Illusion. You are the sole male student on this former girl's academy, and have the mission of show love to all of your colleagues.
First released: Apr 2018

Play Koikatu on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Koikatu on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Koikatu installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Koikatu like you would on any PC.
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🕹 Editor's notes

Koikatu falls between a thin line between developing a relationship and then advancing to physical intimacy. It's a Japanese eroge game, so that’s expected! Launched in 2018 by Illusion, this game revolves around a male student living alone who goes to an all-girls school. 

The international version of this game is called Koikatsu Party and is released on Steam, which is a US-based video game distribution service. It has created quite a buzz primarily because of its editor feature where you can customize characters. 

Dating simulation game with sex

The male student lives under the care of his aunt, who is also the director of the school. What happens next is for the protagonist to interact with the girls and get to learn their secrets leading to a romantic relationship. The gameplay is not complex and follows a non-linear storyline. 

You can interact with different characters or try to reach goals. This game aims to form a special club that will help girls interact with boys; the name of the club is Koikatu. The game has several custom characters with different personalities. In addition, each character has a detailed back story making it more exciting to play.  

Extensive CharaStudio with more options makes the game interesting. You can create a character or edit it like changing the hair color, clothes, etc. The graphic of this game is decent and has a smooth transition. Editing characters seems like a more fun part than the actual game, but it's subjective. 

You can also switch to V.R., which takes the game to a whole new level. There might be some hiccups with the technicalities, but it's not major. Regardless, it's worth giving a shot if you're into the simulation game genre. A decent game with a simple storyline, but complexities ensue within.