Dev Update #10: Chibis + Merch + Dev Demo Commentary~

Hey guys, happy Sunday! Paradise here with a nice little update. First off, let me just say that I'm so done with school and it can go heck off. It's only been a week and I've never felt so exhausted. (aka give me a break for not having a character preview this week)

Anyway though, I hope you'll all still enjoy the update nonetheless! I will say that I didn't have the time to go through the interview questions this week, but feel free to submit any more! We're gonna run out eventually and will be going back through the ones we haven't answered yet in the next update if we don't get many more submissions.

Click the link to submit a question! You can submit more than one or only one!

On the menu today:

1) Chibi Preview/Merch
2) Dev Commentary Vid
3) Script Preview!?
4) Some random shit (Job Position???)
5) Questions


1) Chibi Preview/Merch

Y'all know we were looking for a chibi artist in the last update--and good news, I managed to find a few that were adorable. I first want to say thank you to everyone that submitted an application. Even if you were not hired, I really appreciate the time and effort you spent to send us an email or message and especially if we commissioned you for a sample!

One person we commissioned was Meguru-sama , please check out their dA and follow them if you have an account! Thank you so much again for the drawing!

Another person who we commissioned was Kiri (Toxicmilkk), and I have to say, the chibi is absolutely adorable! We'll be using this chibi on merchandise ranging from phone wallets, to t-shirts, to even laptop sleeves and notebooks!

We may do a whole line of the characters interacting with Kii. This obviously means dad jokes like Kii-shirts and Kii-chains.

If you are interested in purchasing any item of the following:
Shirts, Hoodies, Dresses, Skirts, Phone cases, Phone Wallets, iPad/Laptop skins, Laptop sleeves, Wall art, Clocks, Pillows, Mugs, Travel Mugs, Bags/Pouches, Stickers, or Notebooks

Please head over to our Red Bubble:

We'll also be producing keychains and buttons in the future!

If you have any idea for what might look cute on this type of stuff, I'd love to hear.

2) Dev Commentary Video

Before y'all complain that I sound like a child, I'm well aware. (Don't heckin call me smol i s2g I'm looking at you Poke.)


But yeah, I hope you all enjoy. It was really fun to make with my friend, Grab Shiny. Please make sure to sub to him, he works really hard on his videos and he's a really great person! Definitely deserves more recognition!

Throughout the video, I tried to answer things to the best of my ability and I tried to explain what was going to happen to the demo (obviously not spoil script changes), but I tried to explain what would change and what would stay. We also talk about the research process and the work that went into the game. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me and I'll try to answer in a way that makes sense!

3) Script Preview

Just a small sample we thought you guys might enjoy! This features just a short conversation between Aiden and Rei, out of context obviously. It's a simple interaction, and nothing a little more carefree than say, oh I don't know, Rei literally torturing someone.

[The elevator dings as soon as I press the button. Unfortunately, I realize a little too late that I don’t exactly have a ride home. The elevator takes me to the bottom lobby, so I stay in it to once again travel to Aiden’s floor.]

[I swing open his door and walk in, trying to be serious while also hiding my embarrassment.]

REI “Drive me home.”

AIDEN “Didn’t you just storm out of here because you were angry?”

REI “Shut the hell up, I still am. But I need a ride.”

AIDEN “Right. I can take you on my lunch break. Can you wait another hour?”

REI “Whatever, I’ll be at my workspace.”

[I slam the door and run again to the elevator.]

REI [God dammit that was so fucking embarrassing…]

[After reaching my floor, I rush to the break room to buy whatever snacks I feel like, hoarding them around my desk and eating them.]

REI [I really need to learn to trust strangers to drive me places. I could always take the train I guess but it’s so uncomfortable.]

[I spend the next hour waiting for Aiden to come to my office.]

REI [He’s taking his sweet time.]

[A knock on my door startles me--it’s Aiden, finally gracing me with his presence. I stand up and discard the rest of my snacks in the trash bin before walking over to the door, bag in hand.]

AIDEN “Sorry, got a little hung up.”

REI “Sure you did. Hurry and take me home.”

[Passing him, I chuff, hopefully to distract him from my apparent embarrassment.]

AIDEN “Yes, Your Majesty.”

REI “Damn right.”

4) Looking for a CG artist (potentially)

It ain't a lie when I say I'm busy. This semester, I'm at school every weekday from 8am-6:30pm, 10am-6:30pm, etc. When I get home, I have to balance writing and homework and it's a lot of work! I'm a little afraid for the future if this is how my schedule will be next semester as well so I'm thinking about hiring a CG artist. I'm not 100% sure yet, but it would definitely speed up the process for the game's release.

Right now, we're looking at over 40+ CGs so obviously the price will have to be fair for both the artist and myself. That's why it was convenient when I was set on doing CGs since I wasn't going to pay myself for them. But I know my limits. Therefore, if there is an artist who can replicate something similar to my style at a decent price, then I may hire them.


-18 Years or older

-Have a flexible schedule

-Reliable and available on short notice

-Can meet deadlines

-Understand anatomy

-Can take critiques/direction

-Operate on a FIXED price (hidden rates will immediately cause you to be released from service)

-Images must be HD

-Allow the purchased art to be used for commercial purposes including but not limited to merchandise and use in-game

-Cannot resell the images/products once created for Parival, LLC


-40-60+ CGs

-Sex Scenes--BxB

-Date Scenes

-Murder/Gore/Killing Scenes

-Etc. (More information throughout)


-Cell/hard shaded (some soft shading acceptable)

-Flowing poses rather than stiff

-Able to draw backgrounds in the CGs

-Able to draw different body types

-Have experience with BxB (r18+ especially)

-Able to draw NSFW

What to Send us:


-Portfolio with your most recent work (must have fully lined and colored samples)


-Hours of availability

-Commission page if you have it

-Any previous commercially released work

-Experience with BxB

-BxB samples

-(OPTIONAL) Sketch of Rei and another character in an r18+ scenario

For payment, we may have to work in batches and some might have to be paid for after the game is released. We did not receive enough from the Kickstarter to offer over $100 for each CG, so if your prices are over that, we can talk and work payment out if the team likes your style.

Again, this position MAY OR MAY NOT be open. If there is a style that I love and think would better the game, then I'd be more than happy to hire someone for that position. It would take a lot of stress off of me and let me work on the sprites and script in my own time instead of trying to push myself. We shall see though! Top priority is quality!

5) Questions

1) How are you guys? What's been going on with you? School starting? How's work?

2) What do you think of the merch/chibi style?

3) Is there anything you'd like to see on merch? Of what characters?

4) Did you watch the video? What're your thoughts on it? (Pls don't tease my voice, I am but a meager nerd.)

5) What did you think of the script preview? Would you like to see more? Of what characters?

6) Thoughts on hiring a separate CG artist?


Thanks again for reading and I hope you liked the update! If you have the time, please feel free to respond to the questions section! As always, if you have any questions, please send an email to


Feel free to join our discord! You can chat with me and the other devs, as well as a bunch of other weirdos~ Previews are also posted earlier on our discord!


Remember, we have a ko-fi! Any money will go towards furthering the game, buying merchandise, and maybe even going towards an optional narrator if we get enough~


Want to buy merch? Now you can! Here's an easy way to access our merchandise. Please visit red bubble and search for anything that interests you! Right now, we have a chibi Rei playing with Kii on multiple items~

Get 1st Degree: Murder-Mystery BL/Yaoi VN [UPDATED DEMO]


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tbh I thought you sounded normal and not like a kid

Yay glad to know XD

fun with the twins yes yessss btw what did you mean "only cg i'll leave" does that mean you're taking all the cg out


The CGs will be redone, two because the sprites changed and the rest because I want to update them. This could be either by me or another CG artist if I hire one.

ooohhh i thought for a split second you were going to take them out i was like wut??