About

We've always wanted to make a visual novel with an emphasis in hand-holding. In Do Not Love - Violators Will Be Shot, you play as an intimus - someone who sells illegal intimacy inside a city-wide quarantine zone. In a place where skin contact means death, all your choices define whether you perish, survive or maybe...

Even find love.

Demo available on itch.io!
Demo available on itch.io!

Demo Features

  • Demo is available for PC, Mac, and Linux. 
  • A total of 10 Bad Endings and 3 Good Endings are possible.
  • Estimated play time: 30 min. to 2 hours, depending on speed and level of completionism
  • Demo is considered "complete" and stand-alone, however various materials are liable to change upon release of the full game.
  • Can you find the hidden easter egg ending? 

Ten years ago, six children in Manila are found dead from a gruesome disease. The pathogen, named instantaneous Nex Aneurysma, or iNA(def: 'Mother') for short, is a contagion found to be fatal, undetectable, and transferable only via human touch. After this discovery, the capital city of Manila is shut off from the world and Republic Act 51001 is passed.

'An act establishing the quarantine of the city of Manila, and the forbidding of skin contact between all citizens preventing further transmission of the iNA disease, to be enforced with whatever means necessary.'

No intimacy. No physical connection. Violators shot on sight.

A Neo-Manilan plaza taken over by the police
A Neo-Manilan plaza taken over by the police

Ten years have passed, and twenty-one year old Jericho survives by being an intimus - someone who sells human touch inside the Neo-Manilan walls. Though the crime is considered punishable by death, both police and citizens have come to accept him and intimi as part of "normal" life. 

The nights of Neo-Manila are dead quiet. The perfect cover for an intimus.
The nights of Neo-Manila are dead quiet. The perfect cover for an intimus.

Until one day, a new chief inspector comes into power, who’s determined to rid the streets of intimus once and for all. 

Now Jericho, hunted and starving, is faced with numerous decisions. Choices that will dictate whether he lives, dies...

Or maybe, even find something he thought impossible in Neo-Manila - love.

Once a former mercenary, Jericho now survives in Neo-Manila by being an intimus - someone who sells illegal hand-holding. However, when the new chief inspector declared the intimi public enemy no. 1, he finds himself hunted and starved in his own grounds. Help Jericho fight for his survival, and unravel the reason why he fights so hard to begin with.

 Carmen has been with Jericho since before the 'incident' began. From being mercenaries, to selling intimacy as intimus, it made logical sense to keep the winning formula together. Until one day, an offer too good to pass up lands on her lap. But they only want her...

A heiress to old money, Mai has never known a life of hollowness and cold. In the world's largest quarantine zone, she lives in the lap of luxury, never needing to work nor want for anything. What else could she possibly desire?

 Reina is just an ordinary high-school girl. She follows all the school rules, observes the law to the letter, and does what she is told. She's just an ordinary high-school girl. 

Rising to replace the deceased Chief Inspector, Annabelle comes to power with one goal in mind - rid the streets of Neo-Manila from intimi once for all. Efficient, cunning, and merciless, it seems her goal is coming to fruition. She will take whatever lengths to achieve the peace in her city. 

  • Romance three possible characters as the intimus, Jericho.
  • Different routes showcase different aspects of the story and characters. Watch the world unfold the more you play. 
  •  All your choices matter. Adapt a survivor's mindset when approaching a dilemma.
  • Over 30+ hours of content for you to read and unlock.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of Neo-Manila through beautiful backgrounds and compelling character art. 
  • Let the atmosphere creep in with our original soundtrack, done by our own composer.
  • Being an intimus means intense hand-holding scenes. Will you be up for the job?
Team Bisugo is an indie dev team who loves telling the best fresh stories!
Team Bisugo is an indie dev team who loves telling the best fresh stories!

CHAIRONIICHAN

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"Team leader and head writer of DNL-VWBS, Mr. Chaironiichan has worked in ghostwriting, article writing, academe writing, copywriting, and writhing in pain after a stubbed toe. Likes monobloc chairs for the cool plastic."

JODTHECOD

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"Character artist of the team. Responsible for creating the character sprites and other artsy things. a Fish boi weirdo who enjoys drawing and watching cartoons."

CRYSETBASE

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"Crysetbase makes magical tunes off the top of his head. With his style spanning different genres from pop to rock, jazz, electronica, and metal, he is sure to bring that special Do Not Love atmosphere to life. When not composing, he is always on the hunt for a new synth or musical adventure! 🎵"

JUJUARTS

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"Hi, I'm Julian. I'm an illustrator and animator making boring background arts and uninteresting walk cycles. I dreamed of making my own animated feature film someday but someone woke me up. I've been like this for the last 5 years and was lucky enough to work with some cool projects for book illustrations, animated commercials, and indie films. My luck went up to the next level when I got a national award for my short animated film. I guess I'm just that lucky, not talented 😛."

HOOLEEYAH

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"The team's graphic designer! Responsible for making promotional materials and assets. Part time gamer, part time artist, full time old cat lady."

ELBERT GUINTIVANO

"Team Bisugo's brand ambassador! Providing expert advice and his incredible arsenal of resources makes Mr. Elbert Guintivano someone who Do Not Love will not be possible without!"

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Our funding goal allows us to work on Do Not Love - Violators Will Be Shot on a proper living wage.
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To achieve our full vision of Do Not Love - Violators Will Be Shot, we need the funding to support ourselves through the development cycle of this game. We turned to Kickstarter in hopes of talking to the community - to you guys - and share all the ideas and possibilities that we have, running around in messy notes and even messier heads. Do Not Love is a passion project for all of us, and all the assets that you see are done with a paycut, and sometimes no pay at all. The only reason we could do that is because we truly believe that we have something special on our hands.
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