GENBA no Kizuna

GENBA no Kizuna is an interactive murder mystery visual novel.
It tells the story of a group of rookie investigators tackling their first real case and learning how to effectively work as a team.

This game is currently still in development. More information will be unveiled in the near future.

Story:

When a body is found at the Kaseki Residence, once home to a world-renowned paleontologist,
officers Keiichi Genba, Himatsu Mizu, Rei Shirayuki and Dr. Shinketsu Kikai are tasked with investigating the scene.
Not only do they need to uncover the identity of the victim, but also reconstruct the events leading up to his untimely death…

Characters:

(Click on a character to open their introduction card)

Features:

  • 4 Playable Characters. Although Keiichi may be seen as the main character, the story will be told through the eyes of all four members of the team, each one specializing in another crucial area of crime scene investigation.
  • Interactive Gameplay Elements which will change depending on whose role you assume. Whereas one of the officers will take care of interviewing the parties involved, for example, only the medical examiner may interact with the body and try to determine the cause of death.
  • Create Bonds with your teammates by getting closer to them and learning about their pasts and motivations.
  • Digital Notebook which summarizes the story’s progression, provides you with additional information about the case and characters, and which is frequently updated to help you keep track of gathered clues and evidence.
  • Different Endings depending on who you select as the culprit, so be careful with your deductions, as you might end up framing someone completely innocent!
  • Unlockable Extras including a gallery and more.
  • Original Soundtrack composed by Solo Acapello.

Soundtrack Samples:

Check out some of GENBA no Kizuna’s music on our YouTube channel:


Screenshots:

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Demo:

The demo amounts to approximately 26,000 words (DPA entries & investigation comments included),
with a playtime somewhere between 2 – 3 hours, depending on your reading speed and how thorough you are.

Introducing the basic premise and major characters, its main purpose is to give you an idea of the feel and direction of our new project.
And, of course, to hopefully provide us with some useful feedback in the process!

You can download the demo right here (156.01 MB) or on our itch.io store page:

If you decide to try it out, we would appreciate to hear your impressions! We are naturally open to suggestions, as well!
You can reach us through any of our social media accounts or by sending an e-mail at gospel@gosatsu.com.

And if you like what you are seeing and wish to support development of this project, please consider checking out our Patreon!

“Thank you very much for taking the time to drop by!”
(Artwork by Silver Hatsuyuki)