A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

If you haven't already, check out the main game!

This is a mid-development side game of the BL VN: 1st Degree. This side game is being made as a way to relieve some stress for the team as well as to earn some extra funds to make up for the content that was not originally accounted for in the Kickstarter budget. All profit from this game will be going back into the development for the main 1st Degree game. This game is meant to be played if you do not enjoy the gore of the main game. This visual novel has r18+ content, but also includes a little bit of story for you to get to know the characters and how they deal with 'problems' in their relationship! 

Play as Rei and enjoy four different dates with the four routes from the main game! Each date has a different background and its own CG! But be careful, choose the wrong answers and you might just end up pissing everyone off. 

As Rei, you will experience three routes as the bottom and one route as the top, but! The main game may just have a little more variety with a certain route~

These dates are not connected to the main story. Rather, consider them as something like an after story. Some lines may contain non-canon information.


-Roughly 50k word script 

-New outfits and 20+ facial expressions for each character

-5 Backgrounds

-4 Unique CGs (with 7 to 11 variations for each)

-2 New tracks (with variations for each character)

-Partial Voice acting (minimal sounds and moans)

-12 Endings

*CGs are for the good end! We may end up adding more CGs if we have extra funds.


The romance system is very simple. You'll get between 2 to 4 options for each choice you're presented with. Each option will have  -2, -1, +1, or +2 points. You need to get at least +4 in order to get the good end! The points are not shown until after you choose so make sure you think through your decisions, but you won't have very long... Just like a real relationship, you've gotta be on your feet when answering your loved one, so, watch the timer! Now, we aren't responsible for your decisions, so make sure you keep track of how many hearts pop up when you select your options. Pink with a '+' = good, black and upside down with a '-' = bad. The number of hearts correspond with the points you received from your choice. Some routes are less straight forward than the others! 

Easy Routes: Minami's/Aiden's

Medium Route: Jun's

Hard Route: Twins'


If you want to play the game but don't want to see the r18+ bits, we've included a censor! The censor will block out the parts that are NSFW, and the NSFW moans and sound effects will also not play if the censor is enabled.



Have any questions you'd like to ask the development team? Send us an email! We'd love to hear your comments and questions about the game! Just send us a message at parivalgames@gmail.com

Want to support us? Become a patron! 

Patreon: Parival

Wanna hang out with the devs and other weirdos? 

Join our discord! Parival Inc, Public Server! 

Other social media:

Twitter: Parival Games @ Twitter



After purchasing the game, extract the files to wherever you would like to save the game. A new folder would work fine.

Please view the 1DLS-OPTIONS text file to view the options for each route if you have trouble reading them.

This file also includes some information about the settings if you are confused.


Current errors being patched:

-A few text jingle errors in the Twins' route. 

-Small sprite error in Minami's route.

-Twins CG unlock error (allowing for text skip)

-Text skip error happening on all routes

-Slight blur on text occasionally 


Things to note:

-If you wish to turn off the text jingles, it is associated with the VOICES.

-If you wish to turn off the sex sounds/moans, it is associated with SFX.

-If you wish to have them turned off and the CGs censored, you can enable the CENSOR.

If you do find an error, please let us know!

Please also let us know what we can do to improve the gameplay or quality for the main game! We appreciate constructive criticism! This is the first time we have released a 'for sale' product, so it's a learning experience. We would like to know what we can improve when releasing the main game. 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAdult, bl, Boys' Love, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Romance, visualnovel, Yaoi


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

1stDegreeLovelySummer-1.0.2.zip 1 GB

Development log


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I payed for the game and I still can't play it on Mac 

Is there anyway you would accept visa? I don't have paypal

You can create a paypal acc then link your master/visa card to your acc.

k I’ll do that thanks!


i mean i would 100% buy this but i don't have paypal :I

you can create a paypal acc then link your bank acc or better - visa/master card to your acc


this was a great little teaser for the main game which i am extremely looking forward to keep up the good work guys :) any news on the release date of the main game? 


omgomgomgogmomg i cant find it on steam and i cant buy it because we dont use paypal! I need to play thiiss!!

Is the game on steam yet?


Hi! Will you add an option to pay with credit card in the future? I loved the demo for the main game and I would love to play this one as well!


Hey there! We do plan on it for the main game. We're currently working on putting the game on steam though, so I believe you would be able to purchase it more easily on there versus on itch. The process on itch is a little more complicated to allow credit card purchases.

Hi random question does this game not work on a mac? I know the demo for the other one works on my mac but for some reason it won't open. Do you have advise?

Hi there! Please see this newest dev log for some information that might help you. https://parival.itch.io/1st-degree-what-a-lovely-summer/devlog/176177/for-mac-users

Thanks for your help. If I didn't see this before messaging I am sorry.

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Heyo! I just started playing this, and idk if it's just me or a game error, but all routes are emitting this strange jingling noise in place of the voices, almost like the text jingle sound? I wanna say? I checked my settings and everything was right, tried closing the game and reloading it, but it didn't change! *cries hopelessly* please help-- (also I'm on MacOS)

(I hope we answered well enough on discord but I'll restate here anyway!) 

The text sounds are supposed to be there. The only voices are for the sex scenes. The text sounds are associated with the VOICE settings. You can disable the text sounds by clicking 'Disable All Voices'. This will not effect the sex sounds, as those are associated with the SFX setting. 

Hope that helps!

Please forgive me for my blonde-ness! And I should've deleted this from here when my question was answered >.< thank you for restating anyways! <3

Will be game at Steam? I want to add game to library)

Yes it will. I am just having some trouble with the process but I'm working on it!

I downloaded the game onto my MacBook but, it's not loading the game as it's supposed to. 


This game is... AMAZING *_* 

Thank you soooo very much for this delicious piece that is both beautifuly written AND has gorgeous graphics. After playing through the demo, I was so looking forward to the main game I just HAD TO buy this one and I have no regrets.

I sure hope the main game comes out in 2021. 

I´m buying it no matter how much it costs! XD

Another game, another satisfying end. Honestly ever since I got the 1st Degree demo about a few years back I remembered being so stoked to start playing it when it finally releases in full, now seeing that there's a whole ass mini game with some material that gets us fans riled up really has me excited for the official release of the game, keep up the great work Devs! 


This happens when I go to play

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While loading <'FactorScale' <'Image' u'other/parivallogotp.png'> 0.5 0.5 True>:
  File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 233, in script call
    call _splashscreen from _call_splashscreen_1
IOError: Couldn't find file 'other/parivallogotp.png'.

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 233, in script call
    call _splashscreen from _call_splashscreen_1
  File "script.rpyc", line 440, in script
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\ast.py", line 1389, in execute
    renpy.exports.with_statement(trans, paired)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\exports.py", line 1601, in with_statement
    return renpy.game.interface.do_with(trans, paired, clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\core.py", line 2251, in do_with
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\core.py", line 2702, in interact
    repeat, rv = self.interact_core(preloads=preloads, trans_pause=trans_pause, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\core.py", line 3194, in interact_core
    self.draw_screen(root_widget, fullscreen_video, (not fullscreen_video) or video_frame_drawn)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\core.py", line 2094, in draw_screen
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 490, in renpy.display.render.render_screen (gen\renpy.display.render.c:6805)
    rv = render(root, width, height, st, st)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\layout.py", line 722, in render
    surf = render(child, width, height, cst, cat)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 166, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:4075)
    cpdef render(d, object widtho, object heighto, double st, double at):
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\transition.py", line 361, in render
    top = render(self.new_widget, width, height, st, at)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 166, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:4075)
    cpdef render(d, object widtho, object heighto, double st, double at):
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\layout.py", line 722, in render
    surf = render(child, width, height, cst, cat)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 166, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:4075)
    cpdef render(d, object widtho, object heighto, double st, double at):
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\layout.py", line 722, in render
    surf = render(child, width, height, cst, cat)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 166, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:4075)
    cpdef render(d, object widtho, object heighto, double st, double at):
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "accelerator.pyx", line 110, in renpy.display.accelerator.transform_render
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\image.py", line 500, in render
    return wrap_render(self.target, width, height, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\image.py", line 306, in wrap_render
    rend = render(child, w, h, st, at)
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 166, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:4075)
    cpdef render(d, object widtho, object heighto, double st, double at):
  File "renpy/display/render.pyx", line 259, in renpy.display.render.render (gen\renpy.display.render.c:3520)
    rv = d.render(widtho, heighto, st, at)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\im.py", line 583, in render
    return cache.get(self, render=True)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\im.py", line 266, in get
    surf = image.load()
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\im.py", line 863, in load
    surf = cache.get(self.image)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\im.py", line 266, in get
    surf = image.load()
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\display\im.py", line 628, in load
    surf = renpy.display.pgrender.load_image(renpy.loader.load(self.filename), self.filename)
  File "C:\Users\Rangiku\Desktop\FirstDegreeLovelySummer-1.0-market\renpy\loader.py", line 576, in load
    raise IOError("Couldn't find file '%s'." % name)
IOError: Couldn't find file 'other/parivallogotp.png'.

First Degree - What a Lovely Summer 1.0
Fri Aug 07 16:09:14 2020

Did you follow the instructions to move the images.rpa file into the appropriate 'game' folder from the folder you extracted from itch? 

We had to separate the files because of itch's upload limit, but have emailed them and will hopefully be updating the files to all be in one place soon so it won't be so confusing.


hello, is this game gonna upload on Steam? i'm really hoping it will because i'm not used with PayPal *cries silently* and i'm so exciting to play this game, already played demo for main game n it was sooooo great i even screamed lololol

really waiting for it ~


Yes the game will be on steam. It's just a longer process than putting it on itch.

Just purchased the game, abosolutly excited to play!!!

Hope you enjoy it! Please make sure to read the instructions carefully and let us know if you have any questions. ^^

Mac version "cannot be opened" TwT

Yes we are trying to find the source of this error if it is on our part. I have messaged the coder!

Hello! I still can't buy the game through PayPal. I've added my credit card to itch, but I don't see any option to buy the game using the card (however, when trying to buy other games the option appears). It's just that I am so confused

Hi there! I've looked into this a little more. We would have to connect to an alternative method called Stripe in order to allow buyers to use their credit card. I will look into it a little bit more. Otherwise, we will also be posting the game on steam in a few weeks!

Just a quick question: if I buy the game here will I get a Steam key once it's released there? If not, then I'll just wait until the Steam release. :) (I'm fine with either.)

No, the purchases do not cross over, sorry!

Hello everyone !

Can someone help me and tell me what I did wrong ?
No one has the same problem ?

Maybe some screenshots would be welcome ^.^
Thank you for any help you can provide ! :)


The issue might be where you extracted the 'images.rpa' file.

Try moving it into the 'game' folder, and proceed to start the application. Hopefully the error will be resolved. 

You mentioned that screenshots would be helpful, so here are a couple to reference the correct locations. 

The game launches perfectly now ^^

Oh gosh, I'm so bloody blonde sometimes! lol

Thank you so much for the help, Hidesaburo !!!

Certainly, Alynshirel. Very glad that I could be of service. 


Thank you for helping out again! It's much appreciated, Hide!


I have the same Problem. I have  the Game Download. I need help

I found not the images.rpa

Thank you very much

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Greetings, Hera1225.

If I am correct, you were unable to retrieve and download the 'images.rpa' file?

If you have already extracted all of the files for the side game into a folder on your device/computer, you should be able to find a text document file titled 'INSTRUCTIONS'.

Within this document there are directions written for you (the consumer) to follow, in order to successfully start the application. 

To retrieve the 'images.rpa' file, there should be a link located in the previously mentioned 'INSTRUCTIONS' text document. All you should have to do from there, is to copy and paste that link into whatever internet browser you are using. From this point, you should be able to download and extract/move the 'images.rpa' file into the correct location. 

If you are having trouble finding the 'images.rpa' file in your device, I will leave a few screenshots showing where you might find this file. 

Once you have downloaded it, you need only move it into the 'game' sub-folder, in order for the application to successfully start. 

Hopefully this may be of some use to you, and I apologize if I misunderstood your initial comment.

When you have started downloading the 'images.rpa' file, you should be able to open the location of that file in your computer/device relatively quickly from following this screenshot, but I will provide another method if for some reason this does not work for you. 

Hello, will the game be avaible on Steam? Or is there any way to pay for it by card? It looks amazing and I was so excited to play it but I don´t have a PayPal account. 

Hi! Yes the game will be available on steam, but the process is a little longer than itch so it was take a little while longer to get put on there. I do believe that you can add a credit card to itch though.

yay! will also wait for steam, even i’m burning to play the game - but will the steam version have all the +18 content too (with censor ofc)? or will a patch be needed?

they’re so annoying over there, with their mania to be sooo strict with +18 stuff while they don’t mind selling games featuring war, guns, killing, and undead or borderline female ecchi… i know valve plays a role, same as some other banking/card companies, but still…

I believe that actually changed last year or two years ago. I don't think they restrict 18+ content anymore.

mkay…? must be quite recent then, i got Sweet Pool a few weeks ago and i still had to DL a patch from Jast Blue… but i think the game had been on steam for a while so maybe they don’t limit new games while still not bothering to “decensor”/free older games…

So excited! Thanks for finding a workaround for us :) 

How do you purchase the game?

It is available now! Hopefully you have found the 'buy now' button. :)


When's the release date?


Last time there was an update they said it was being post poned till may because of the virus but it's now June.... So no idea at this point


sigh... Well all we have to do is wait


Hi there, we have had a lot of issues in our personal lives as a result of the virus and some of us are financially struggling at the moment. We are trying to get ourselves in a better place mentally and physically. At this point, I will be posting another update when we are 100% ready to release the side game. What's holding us back right now, as I said previously, one of the people helping me is struggling with their living situation. Unfortunately, real life comes first and we have to be secure before we can focus on 1st Degree. I've underestimated how much we have been affected, which I apologize to all of you for. Some things are unforeseeable. Please note though that we just need some lines recut and coded, which shouldn't take long. So, you can expect an update in a few weeks with the FINAL release date.

OK seeing the twins as a hard route made me cry...LMAO. I'm going to fail them...multiple times XD better get a notebook to record every choice and reaction!

Sorry! Can't get two lovers without at least a little bit of a challenge qq We may release a guide eventually if it seems players are having a really hard time.

I basically give my freind games she wants and i think she will flip when i tell her about this and she already is bugging me about your the other 1st degree update

I'm glad she likes it! I hope she'll enjoy playing the game when it's released! 


I told her and she just said "get me the game" in a serious and demanding tone so i am scared

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Thank you!! I hope you'll enjoy playing his route~

Obviously cannot stream this on Twitch, but still 100 percent supportin your game be it screenshots or whatever.

Thank you so much! <3

My soul left it's body. This is shaping up to be HAWT. Mmm mmm mm~

I hope it'll live up to the excitement! 

(๑♡⌓♡๑) aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAA