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A Boys' Love/Gay visual novel that combines drama, romance, and murder.
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A Boys' Love/Gay visual novel that combines drama, romance, and murder.

1st Degree: Murder-Mystery BL/Yaoi Visual Novel

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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 the way, he begins to develop certain... urges.  

Accompanied by 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 also maintain his normal student life while dealing with his desire to kill, leading him to the ultimate choice - Who will he choose to love, and who will he resolve to kill?  

Make sure you’re set on who you want to romance; you won’t get a second chance. After all, three routes must be dealt with before you can get your “happy ending.”

1st Degree began as a small project between friends. We slowly developed this idea into something larger than what we could have imagined from the start. As a result, we’re bringing this game to you as the product of all of our hard work!

  • 100-150K+ words
  • BL game containing 4 routes, one of them a being a threesome route
  • Approximately 12-14 endings as well as a True End
  • Day by day experiences
  • Around 8+ CGs per route, a few scattered within the plot itself
  • A visual novel with mature themes such as murder, suicide, crime simulation, and sexual content
  • Develop and foster a relationship with one of the love interests
  • A crime game that enables the player to experience the mind of a psychopath 

Driven by the story, this visual novel is designed to make your choices difficult. Each choice you make will have an effect on the overall outcome of the route that you choose.

Every action you take will enable you to experience the choices that Rei would have to make in order to make sure his identity as a killer stays safe. Think like a killer to keep Rei out of trouble.

Although crime is a major part of this visual novel, we can’t forget the romance! Outside of his job, and his “nightlife,” Rei is a pretty normal graduate student. So, it’s safe to assume that he’d foster a relationship or two.

As the player, you’ll be able to romance one of four routes, one of which involves twins! You’ll even be able to go on dates with the love interests throughout the plot of the VN. These dates are extremely important, so make sure you choose wisely when the time comes.

 

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Please download and enjoy our demo! You’ll be able to meet the characters and experience life through Rei’s eyes. The demo covers just a few days of the story overall, so take your time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SIDE CHARACTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Amazing CGs, BGs, and Sprites!  

 

 

 

 

 

  • Use the in-game phone to access Rei’s phone calls, text messages, calendar, and more!  
You will interact with each of the love interests in different settings such as in Rei’s school, work, home, and on dates. The phone will also store photos that the love interests may take on your dates with them as well as older photos.

1st Degree follows the classic choose your own adventure aspect of visual novels. Each of the decisions that you are presented with will affect which ending you get as well as certain events that take place within the game itself.  

You will have the capability of going on at least two dates with each love interest before finally locking in your desired route with a third date.

If you’d like to learn everything about all the characters, make sure you play for each route! 

Please enjoy these short music previews! The full tracks will be available in the demo.

 Main Theme:

 Rei's Theme:

Aiden's Theme:

 Jun's Theme:

Twin's Theme:

Minami's Theme:

The Doctor's Theme:

 

 Why Kickstarter? Being that 1st Degree is our first visual novel, we don’t have the funds to pay for every service that we require to complete this game. We’re asking a small goal to cover everything we need to be able to bring everyone an enticing story and amazing characters.

After beginning this project, it’s a must to finish it. It’s now taken on a huge role in the development team’s life and we are 100% committed to finishing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • 'Cosplay' wallpaper of your choice!
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • 'Cosplay' wallpaper of your choice!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • Raw Moan files for each character  
  • High quality PNGs of 'love scenes' and the phone photos
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • 45 second or short custom audio scenario between 2 characters
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • Raw Moan files for each character  
  • High quality PNGs of 'love scenes' and the phone photos  
  • VA Bloopers
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • Raw Moan files for each character  
  • High quality PNGs of 'love scenes' and the phone photos  
  • VA Bloopers  
  • Design a custom outfit to be featured in game.
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • Raw Moan files for each character  
  • High quality PNGs of 'love scenes' and the phone photos  
  • VA Bloopers  
  • Signed Poster  
  • EXCLUSIVE Sketch from the artist
  • Name in credits  
  • The cast's gratitude!  
  • KS Exclusive Wallpaper: 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio  
  • A digital copy of the game!  
  • Copy of Game's OST  
  • A VOICED personalized thank you from a character of your choice!  
  • Full collection of 'Cosplay' wallpapers!  
  • Collection of all the Character ringtones  
  • Digital Art book and Game Walk-through  
  • Collection of physical postcards of each character!  
  • BETA Access to FULL game!  
  • Raw Moan files for each character  
  • High quality PNGs of 'love scenes' and the phone photos  
  • VA Bloopers  
  • Signed Poster  
  • Your OC appears in the background somewhere  
  • Design a custom scenario to feature in-game (2k words or less)

 Want some of the rewards but don’t have too much to spend? Well why not purchase one of the add-ons? It’s a perfect way to get what you want for less!


Postcards - $25
Add-on all 5 physical postcards! (6 x 4 double-sided)
Character Cosplay Wallpapers - $10
Add-on all 6 character cosplay wallpapers! (1920x1080)
Digital Artbook - $10
Add-on the digital artbook that contains all of the art in the game, including the game walkthrough!

Character ringtones - $8
Add-on all of the character ringtones featured in the game!
Signed Poster - $30
Add on a signed KS exclusive poster! Our artist will personally be signing and sending them!

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE REI 3D BUTT MOUSEPADS - $29
Once they're gone, they're gone! If you back $75 or more, you get one for free! If you want to buy one for the base price, you can send an email to parivalgames@gmail.com saying that you're interested!

 

Parival, Inc. is a newly developed BL visual novel company. We are currently working on our first visual novel, 1st Degree, but have plans to create more in the future. We first began our development early April of 2017, and have been through ups and downs to get to where we are today with our development!

We currently have a discord where we post early updates and exclusive previews, so please join if you’d like. You can also follow us on our twitter, tumblr, instagram, and our facebook for more information.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to send us an email at parivalgames@gmail.com. 

President, CEO: ‘Paradise’  

Not only the founder of Parival, Inc., she is the writer, sprite artist, and CG artist for the company as well. Paradise has taken on a multitude of roles since the creation of the company in early April 2017. She is an experienced artist with a focus in BL who attends university for engineering.  

Co-Writer: ‘Mask’

A hopefully soon-to-be game designer with a slight obsession with all forms of BL content, comics and games alike. Currently attending university for an IT major with a specialization in game design. Can be moved to tears by many visual novels.

Musician/SFX: ‘Red Robotix’

Red Robotix is an electronic and orchestral music producer, hailing from the hellish landscape of Australia. Red has years of experience composing music for both his own self-interests, and other budding video game and advertising projects. Recently, he's lent his hand to compose a jazz, and electronica ensemble for 1st Degree, taking in heavy inspiration from 50s/60s noir themes, and especially some old(er) Nintendo 64 soundtracks.

Graphic Designer: ‘Irlana’

With a passion for BL visual novels, Irlana is a design professional who prides herself on her ability to deliver effective visuals on tight deadlines.

Background Artist: ‘GlassHeart’

Glassheart has the pleasure of creating backdrops for the story of 1st Degree. Her path as a background artist began with her need for art for her own visual novels. Along the way she started incorporating 3D modelling into her work as she was attracted to the clean and precise look it would offer, as well as the flexibility. Although her art isn't the center of attention (it's literally... in the background), she finds being a background artist and exercising her creativity with each new setting she brings to life, really fun and rewarding.

Demo Programmer/Business Adviser: ‘JBonesy’

Joe "Bonesy" is an industry veteran with a large portfolio of games under his belt. Besides running his own studio, Top Hat Studios Inc., JBonesy has lent himself out to help other studios with programming and business development. Although it doesn't usually fall into his catalog historically, he has a big passion for BL media.

Social Media Manager: ‘Vynzff’

Vynz has been involved with a multitude of games in the past, including being on an Overwatch team and helping with other visual novels. She has been updating the social media with all of the juicy sneak peaks and sketches.

All of our current voice actors:

Rei: Joey Ghost

Aiden: Ian

Jun: Johnny “Lord Psytronix” Castillo

Leo: Ded Zambo

Demo Leo: Miles Lenley

Griffith: PSColdFire

Minami: Evan Lee

Ethan: Daniel Acosta

Mido: Tom Bauer

Osamu: Mako Chipotle

Lucas: Open

 Please follow us on our social media for updates! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

When we are fully funded, the development team will do its best to release the game by the end of 2018 or early 2019. However, because this is our first game, we are well aware that it may take a few tries to get fully funded, but we are in this for the long run!

We all just want to release the best version of our game that we can. This may be difficult to do since most of us are either working full time jobs or attending university full time and are using our free time to work on this visual novel. However, we are committed to finishing it and will do our best to do so within a reasonable time!

Since Rei does perform autopsies, we of course spend plenty of time researching the proper methods and timing for everything included. This process includes reading multiple articles as well as video documentation.

We are hoping to find a professional that would be able to answer any question that we do have, but overall, we hope you’ll enjoy all of the effort that we’ve put forth into developing a realistic scientific setting!

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