This is a story of disease and suffering; of medication and adverse effects; of thoracotomy scars and cellular poisons; of the living who cannot help but to die and of the dying who cannot help but to live; of a resting place other than "on 7F" or "at home".
User reviews: Very Positive (836 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2007

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early access?
We're still not satisfied with the improvements with the engine to feel that it is ready for primetime. Therefore we put the game out to Early Access so more people can play and report any bugs. Also we are still doing script work which will occasionally break save files.

What's missing?
Steamworks integration isn't complete so achievements are not recorded.
Waiting on achievement icons
New translation still needs to be inserted”
Read more

Play Narcissu 1st & 2nd

 

Recent updates View all (2)

May 11

May 11th 2014 patch notes for Narcissu 1st & 2nd

This update only updates the engine and does not touch the game script files so saves should not be harmed.

Bugs fixed:

#28 - Workaround for bug in SDL2 regarding maximizing the game, minimizing the game, and then restoring the game.

#29, #59,#60, #61 - Making the game less picky about mouse click detection to fix reported issues

7 comments Read more

April 29

Narcissu Tapestry giveaway

Hi we'll be giving away a tapestry next week on our mailing list. If you're interested please sign up and you'll be the first to know!

30 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game

... on that blindingly bright day ...
... on that very day of winter ...

This is a story of disease and suffering; of medication and adverse effects; of thoracotomy scars and cellular poisons; of the living who cannot help but to die and of the dying who cannot help but to live; of a resting place other than "on 7F" or "at home".

This is a story of so many things.

But most of all ...

This is the story
of a girl whose heart was standing still
and a boy whose breath was being stolen away,
both of whom die.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
445 of 485 people (92%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Narcissu 1st & 2nd is a Japanese visual novel developed by stage-nana and written originally in Japanese by Tomo Kataoka. This VN tells the story about the residence of 7th floor Setsumi Sakura and her experience during the last moment of her life.

This game includes both the Narcissu 1st & Narcissu 2nd. 2nd being the prequel and 1st is the main story of Setsumi.
The 2nd tells the story of Himeko Sunohara as her life take a 180 degree turn when she was diagnosed with a diseased that can't be cured, thus she's moved to the 7th floor. Himeko used to work as helper in 7th floor so she kinda used to the situation, but then it all changes when she met Setsumi.

Narcissu 1st set appx. 6-7 years after 2nd. The story is focused on the anonymous Protagonist (just think of him as us) who is terminally ill & Setsumi as both of them realizes their feeling of not wanting to die in the hospital or at home with their respective families. The two of them begin a long journey accross Japan until they find that place...
NARCISSU

I have completed the game 2 years ago and when I found this game on Steam Greenlight, I immediately vote it up as I think this COULD BE first step of introducing the Visual Novel medium to the West. Currently the game is in Early Access but don't let that bother you because the story itself is completed & translated. I'm also part of the Closed Beta tester and I could say that Sekai Project did a good job of making the game engine compatible with Steamwork.

Definitely a must have if you are an avid VN player or you are interested in this medium, even after 2 years of finishing this, I still get dem feels moment :') a Masterpiece indeed!
Posted: April 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No
445 of 515 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
All aboard the feels train. Choo choo!
Posted: April 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No
176 of 200 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,117.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Narcissu is simply a beautiful masterpliece.
The story really touched me and It made me feel emotional about it.
Plus, this game has one of most delightful soundtrack, I have ever heard in my life.
The cinematic presentation in this game just done perfectly right.

One of the best visual novels (or stories) out of this world.
This is sweet freebie, Sekai Project & Stage-nana has given to us and the community.
I can't wait to see more games from them :)

My Rating - 10
Posted: April 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No
125 of 166 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Narcissu is a short, heart-wrenching, and unforgettable experience unlike almost any other.

Play it now.
Posted: April 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No
89 of 117 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I remember I had this on the GP2X handheld back in 2005, except I only had the 1st story.

I'll be damned if I lie and say this didn't have me cryin' my a** off back then.
One of the best heartwarming stories in a visual novel out there.

The Steam version includes 2 stories. Narcissu which was originally released in 2005 and Narcissu: Side 2nd which was released in 2007. Unfortunately, Narcissu 3rd - Die Dritte Welt was released in 2009 only for PSP.

This is one of the best visual novels on Steam. You should definitely check it out.
Posted: April 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No