Hey guys happy Sunday! If you haven't already, make sure you read last weeks update! I know it was a bit off schedule but it was important since we finally cast our VAs!
On that note though, some unfortunate circumstances have opened the role for Osamu, so if you know anyone interested or are interested yourself, please make sure you check out this document for all of the details! http://bit.ly/2QU1pHS
Deadline is 11/24 if you're thinking about auditioning!
Anyway, onto the update!
What's happening: 1) General Plot update
2) Poll Results
3) Rei Preview
4) CG Previews
1) Plot Update
The plot is still coming along! We're just about finished with Aiden's route! We have one more ending to write for him which should be finished in a day or two, then onto editing for the common, Jun's, and Aiden's routes. After Aiden's, we'll be working on Minami's~
I think it's coming along pretty well. We've had a few delays along the way but we should still be on schedule to finish the routes in 2-4 months at the most. The script is already about 270k words and a few scenes still need to be written~ So you guys will be in for quite a ride when it's all complete!
2) Poll Results
Last update, I left you guys with a poll to fill out for censorship style. Most of the votes were for mosaic censorship; however, a lot of votes also added that mosaics were still NSFW. In that case, it's a little bit difficult to go ahead and say 'okay here's mosaic censorship!' when not everyone agrees on whether or not it is fully acceptable or not. And I'm not talking about like 5%, I'm talking about around 30%. I think the safest bet, in my opinion, would be the lens flares (tasteful of course) for lewd scenes and blackout/lens flare combination for gore in order to prevent the debate of if it is NSFW or not. I know it's not as aesthetically pleasing as mosaics though, but I think we can agree that it's better to be safe than sorry.
We also received a few optional responses of just putting underwear on the scene to censor it. The only problem is that it requires redrawing and money so it's not really a viable option. And those of who who stated you did not want a censor, uncensored is what the game is automatically set to, so you won't have to worry about turning the censor off. The game will have optional censors for gore and a separate one for r18+ scenes so you can pick and choose if something makes you squeamish or cringe. Just make sure you check your settings before starting the game.
3) Rei Preview
All of the expressions seen in the demo are finally finished! I even finished up a Rei outfit~ I bet you all can guess when it'll be used! All we've got to finish up are the CGs and voice lines then we'll be ready to put everything together! It feels like it's been forever since we started on a new demo, but I definitely think it'll be worth it~ Anyway! Enjoy this Rei preview!
Cute and ominous!
Next update might be the twins~ Feels like forever since I've done an outfit update for them.
4) CG Previews
If you didn't get the chance to read last week's update, these are the rewards for Patreon this month:
$1: Our thanks!
$3: Rei CG
$8: Rei CG + Victim CG
$13: Rei CG, Victim CG, Aiden x Rei CG
$18: Rei CG, Victim CG, Aiden x Rei CG, Jun x Rei CG, 500 word NSFW written scene
$25: Rei CG, Victim CG, Aiden x Rei CG, Jun x Rei CG, 500+ word NSFW written scene, 2x 1000+ word NSFW written scenes (building off the 500 word scene)
The written scenes will be a role-reversal featuring the Twins and Rei!
And as a treat, please enjoy two teasers this week! Aiden x Rei and Jun x Rei CGs.
Aiden x Rei (1 variation):
Jun x Rei (1 variation):
~~insert suggestive faces here~~
1) Thoughts on the censorship?
2) Would you go on a date with someone if they were dressed like Rei is?
3) Who's your favorite pairing?
4) What are you most excited about for each route? What are you expecting from each?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Patreon now! Any money will go towards furthering the game--meaning paying for CGs, BGs, and VAs!
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Get 1st Degree: Murder-Mystery BL/Yaoi VN [UPDATED DEMO]
My problem with the chibi faces is that it's just so distracting. Like yeah, it's cute, but it doesn't really have a place in the scene. I also wear all black! It's just so much easier compared to figuring out what colors do or don't go together. Just give me a black tee and some black pants and I'm good to go. Maybe if I'm feeling a bit cheeky I'll put on a black and white sweater. I'm also a fan of the Aiden x Rei pairing (but I'm biased). They're all good though! I'm hoping people will like each character in their own specific routes!
1) I don't care what you censor it with because I'll probably play it uncensored.
2) Yes? I mean sure, it's a little suspicious, but in the end I don't care all that much what my date is wearing haha.
3) Aiden x Rei (yay for CG!) and Rei x Minami really close behind.
4) First I want to see how the routes fit into the story and how the truth affects everyone (I really wonder how Aiden would react, for example; unless he turns out to be the killer himself, which I doubt).
I want to see how the relationships develop - if possible what both are thinking. I want to see who makes the first move and how awkward or cute it is. Hotness implied with some routes (like twins). I'm not saying much, I guess, I'm not 'expecting' anything, I just want to see what happens :))
I guess I'd like it if, aside from physical attraction & sex, there would be true romantic feelings.
Well, we hope to bring everyone a few surprises along the way! Each route is between 70k-110k so there's plenty of story for you guys! We're trying to make it as re-playable as we can so each route will have its own unique premise. And yes, definitely has romance! We didn't want to make just a lewd game.
Yay, I'll play all routes, of course. I mean I have my favorites, but I really want to see all of them too. Rei is my favorite character of them all so I bet I'll have fun playing all routes.
I'm pretty sure I've never been this excited about a game before (including even big titles like Dragon Age Inquisition or Mass Effect) - probably because I find the premise so unique. Ugh, I'm really trying to tone down my hype or I'll drive myself up the walls waiting.