Full BL scenes, I can't wait for the full release!
1st Degree: Murder-Mystery BL/Yaoi VN [UPDATED DEMO]
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Please check out our upcoming side game!
RELEASING IN 2020
Please feel free to check out our fully funded kickstarter!
1st Degree is a r18+ (or M) boy's love game in development by Parival, LLC, a visual novel development team focused on boy's love visual novels. The game will feature 4 routes - Aiden, Jun, Minami, and the twins Griffith and Leo.
A city on edge as a serial killer roams the streets...
Frustrated by one unsolved murder after another, forensics graduate student Rei Kuroshima decides to get his hands dirty to solve the crimes. He resolves to copy the killings to chase the serial killer known as "The Doctor" in order to figure out how the murders were accomplished. Along with his supervisor Aiden Steele, a detective oblivious to Rei’s identity as “The Copycat” killer, he must piece together a trail of evidence to uncover the identity of “The Doctor.” At school, however, Rei must maintain his normal student life while dealing with his obsession.
-300k-400k+ word script
-Partial Voice acting (may transition to full in the future)
-14+ track OST, each character has their own theme
-40-60+ UNIQUE CGs with 2-3 variations for a total of over 100
-Multiple r18+ content, including gore and full BL scenes, in every route!
-Future side stories!
1st Degree is a highly story based visual novel. We are focusing on trying to portray the best story we can with great writing and art adding to the novel. Each route will have its own premise and you will have to play at least 2-3 routes to get a true feel of the story! And remember--choose wisely.
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ISSUES CURRENTLY BEING WORKED ON:
1) sprite over sprite interaction in Jun's office [RESOLVED] 2) error with the phone not closing correctly [RESOLVED]
Download the correct archive for your OS and unzip.
- Dev Update 37: News, CG Teaser6 days ago
- Dev Update #36: News, Expression Previews27 days ago
- Dev Update #35: News, Patreon Update, Expression Previews41 days ago
- Dev Update #34: News, Sprite Preview, CG Teaser55 days ago
- Dev Update #33: News, Sprites, CG Teaser, Story Teaser75 days ago
- R18+ Art Stream tonight @7pm EST!78 days ago
- Dev Update #32: Important news/Let's talk Time, DLC info, CG WIP Teaser90 days ago
- Dev Update #31: General news and CG TeaserAug 04, 2019
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I adore this game! Disappointed I hadn't heard about it when it was still being crowdfunded.
Really excited for the future of this game! Adore the art style.
I don't know how to play .after the character called me the game finished as I didn't even played anythin
Would you guys ever do beta testing??
And I have never been so excited for a game before!
It was a reward during our kickstarter, but we don't plan on offering it outside of that since it was sort of like an 'early bird' reward.
I'm glad you're excited though! Please stay tuned for our upcoming side game~
when are you gonna release this game?
Very nice demo. The voice acting was pleasant to the ear, and I enjoyed the characters. ^^ The only thing that really bothered me tho, was how small the font on the phone was. It was a bit hard for me to read the glossary. ^^"
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This is amazing! I can't wait for the full game <3
The demo has me hooked :) Can't wait for the full release!
I absolutly loved this demo and can't wait for more! I still can't decide who my favorite route would be!
What a fantastic demo! I thoroughly enjoyed the story, characters and voice acting. The phone mechanic is such a cool and unique add on that really helps elevate this above other VN's, adding that extra bit of intractability. I'd happily pay whatever amount of money for such a well made and developed game.
I'm usually apprehensive with having a fully fleshed out playable character but damn Rei is done so well! A character that could come across as annoying just oozes this kind of charisma making you forget that tiny fact of him murdering people. His interactions and chemistry with the love interests are all so great and unique that I'm already struggling to decide who I'm going to romance!
I wish you guys the best of luck with the release next year and all future projects. You've definitely earned yourself a fan today. (Also the tunes are absolute bops)
Awesome! I'm really glad you enjoyed the demo and that you liked Rei! It's always a struggle to balance a strong personality so I'm glad you were able to enjoy it. Our music guy also definitely appreciates any compliments about his tunes~
about how much do you think the full version will cost?
I loved the gameplay and storyline but the characters kinda sucked for me along with the terrible voice acting for Rei. I also hated how Rei had to flirt with every guy like every few seconds even though I was more interested in the actual plot besides the romance plot. This game has potential but right now I'm not feeling it.
You can turn off the voices for the characters in the options I think. Also this is your standard yaoi vn... romance plays a major role here. If you're not interested in that then maybe this game just isn't for you. :P
why are you playing a game tagged as romance if you aren't interested in the romance?
O jogo é muito bonito e parece ter uma ótima história, mas eu gostaria muito que tivesse o idioma Português-Brasileiro (PT-BR), pois não sei entender inglês muito bem.
The game is very beautiful and seems to have a great story, but I would very much like it to have the Portuguese-Brazilian (PT-BR) language, because I do not know how to understand English very well.
Well, it was an interesting demo. Quite the start there. xD
Love the art too. c:
When will the Full game be released i loved the demo
How do you buy the game?
sad that the full game will cost money :( when will it release? and will there be any way for me to obtain the full release for free? but other than that, absolutely love the updated demo!
I really love this coment!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S so so true. I can't wait until I can buy the whole thing. Oh thanks for telling me when its going to be released, always have a such hard time to find that information. Bad at looking for it.
Well, not everone can just get a job. Some of us disabled folks for instance. It's quite rude to just assume that anyone can just get a job. Of course you shouldn't get the game for free, but I certainly hope that we're not at the point where asking a question can get you in trouble. I don't like the OP trying to cheat the system anymore than the next person, but try to be a little more respectful that money isn't something that all people can get easily.
I am not physically disabled. I am neurodivergent. I do not live in the US, and I very much so not appreciate you telling me what I can or cannot do, thank you very much. What people prioritize is none of your business, either. Stop trying to police what people spend their money on. Some peopIe use games and creative endevours as anxiety relief-myself included. I do not disagree with the basic tenants of your critique, you are just being so incredibly smug, self-important and entitled.
I do not know the intention of the OP, but he/she could have been asking the developer if you could get the game for free. Unlikely, I know. Again, I do not disagree that it is shitty to not want to pay for a game that people worked hard on. It's just your attitude. Even when talking to an actual disabled person, you're still lecturing me about what you think I am and what I can or cannot do. Only I know that. And stop using disabled people you know as leverage.
And hurting a living, breathing being is A LOT worse that stealing a video game.
Hey, I tried to download this game and it kept giving me the error message "Exception: Couldn't find file '._voice.rpi'." I've downloaded it at least 4 times and unzipped it every time only to repeatedly get this message. Anything I can do to fix it?
Hi Niko! I'm from the 1st Degree Discord channel - just wanted to let you know this issue is currently being worked on.
Sorry for any inconvenience!
Umm... can someone help.... I don’t know what to do, I downloaded it a hundred times but I can’t open or I don’t even now what I am supposed to open and I really want to play this so please help me.
You have to unzip the files and start the .exe file to open the game. If this doesn't work then it's possible your firewall is blocking it.
does anyone know when this will be relaced?
Does playing it on a Samsung tablet work? I downloaded it, then unzipped it, but I don't know what to do next.
It's available on windows, mac, and linux. Might work if you download the linux version, but I don't believe it's coded to work on mobile devices, and the Samsung tablet has a mobile version of linux so that could be the issue.
Hey, I'm playing the update rn and one of Minami's comments made me kinda worried. It's defo not going to stop me from playing or buying the game, but I would like some heads up if you can. Will this game be featuring animal violence?
Oh gosh this game is simply spectacular, even if it's just a demo for now. You had me right at the first scene,,, I have a soft spot for murder-mystery plots and this is very well-written! I love the variety of characters as well,, they have character depth and I especially love Rei,,,, probably because we got to see his cold vs playful demeanor but still grumpy 24/7. I am so excited to play the full game!
How long will each route be once the game's released?
Finally got around to playing the Demo... I'm glad we finally fed the cat.
Really enjoying this story. The music is interesting, I love the phone system and the fact that some of the choices are timed (hope this continues in the full game). I also appreciate the fact that the protagonist is different in the sense that most games seem to have a more honerable protagonist at least ethically. Having said that, my one critique would be to try to introduce the character's misdeads in a more mysterious way maybe with a mask or some way of changing his the voice. Also, starting of with this being the seventh victem is kind of high for the begginning of the game and just seems to come out of nowhere. Lastly please don't take this the wrong way but I really feel that by making Rei just so cold and aloof it is hard to believe that anyone would like to get to know him (yes I know he is the copycat killer which explains some of the coldness) but still that is why it would have made more sense to try to make the connection a little more mysterious. I hope my critiques did not sound mean spirited nor dose this ditract from wanting to play the complete game when it comes out.
I was so ready to pre-order this game XD I love it so much, and I can't wait to finally get it!!
heyy i just finished playing this demo and i felt compelled to leave a comment i LOVED IT . First the premise is interesting and nothing i have heard of before, a copy cat killer working on the police force its genius mwhaha.
also the characters where so different and well thought out i like how the main character didn't change who he was for the others his behaviours seemed genuine how he would of reacted to the situation it made him more strong as a character and i love that.
also the artwork and soundtrack is amazing. this is my first download of a indi demo game and im sold. i wish you the best and cant wait to see this game complete.
So I finished the second demo, and I gotta say it has a lot of improvements I mean I already loved the game just from the first demo you released!
The one thing I have to point out that doesn't really fit is the newly added 'fan-service'. I get it's for us to get a feel of what the relationships are going to be like once you start the route of a character BUT I feel like some of them didn't fit the characters, are out of place or just happened too soon, (Aiden and the Twins). Jun's justified because they literally share history and were a couple, but Rei and him making out without any care in the world in front of a teacher just seemed a bit surreal. Also the twins in the first demo were more mysterious and interesting and Griffith seemed more distant and cold which was his appeal, in this new demo he is just thirsty lol. I hope on the full VN we'll get to see him develop and have more depth.
My favourite characters so far (It can change in the future) based on the new demo are Rei (of course), Minami, Aiden and Leo. (No order in particular but I may be slightly biased towards Minami)
Hello I just finished playing the demo and I'm really excited since murder, detective work and BL are just my cup of tea! The writing is great! Although just from the demo, I can't find any redeeming qualities in most of the characters haha.. ^^;; Minami's the sweetest, but with the way everyone else is, I can't trust himm.. But I'm sure when I get to the actual routes, I'll fall in love with the characters~
Also, the art and interface design are simply stunning! It's what made me interested in this game in the first place~ I'm not a huge fan of the VAs voices but I can simply turn off their voices in setting so it's not a big deal..
I'm curious how the story would progress.. Good luck with the development!
Hi, I played the demo and still figuring out my feelings toward this. Rei is not what I imagined, and his voice actor made him sound like an irritated teenager to me tbh, though he did a good job in expressing different emotions. Btw, I love the voice acting of the twins, very quality.
The plot is weird. Rei was "frustrated by one unsolved murder after another" so he killed too??? Copy the killing to be exact, to lure the killer out or something??? What??? What's the point of resolving the case if you just kill more people???
The romance was kinda rush, it just came out of nowhere, I mean should we set up the mood first? But instead, it was like "hey I bought you a sandwich then BAM! *pin him to the wall* and continued talking" ??? :D??? or "hey I gotta go - let's play roleplaying *hugged him and kissed*" what???
The writing is so-so, a little boring maybe, but I could keep going thanks to the voice acting, if not for it then I wouldn't bother reading tbh if it's not important, but I love the BG music, the title screen bgm to be exact.
So overall, I don't know, I think I enjoyed playing it so far, but so many things bugged me in between. ^^; Anw, thank you for your work, I'm looking forward to the next update.
Loved this demo, I'm really excited for the full release. I was curious though, it seems like a lot of scenarios in the demo feel like they should of had choices but they didn't. Like your reaction to the detective flirting with you, the meeting with the twins, the roleplay with minami, and how you react to Jun's phone call and the office scene with osamu. Those all kinda felt like they should of had choices to them with how you could have chosen to react to them. (and I think some originally did) I'm not trying to offend you or try to tell you how to make your game or anything like that it was still great, I was just curious as to why none of those scenarios had reaction choices?
Most of the decisions will focus on advancing the story, but we may add more interactive decisions if we feel they are necessary.
Just finished the demo! I'm totally hooked. Love the music! All the characters are pretty interesting, it's going to be a tough choice. Can't wait for the full version.
sooo it's 8th of feb today
I really loved the demo, since murder mystery and crime are right up my alley, can't wait to play the full game. Keep up to great work.
is this the only platform to download the game? Will it be available on steam too?