A story about an ordinary human girl and her romantic encounters with knights and princes. These characters may be gentle, passionate, considerate, or inhospitable. There are many character styles to suit a variety of individual player tastes.
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Release Date: Dec 29, 2015

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September 17

Version 1.07

● Rule adjustments:
■ Locke’s route is now the default route. (Need to choose the right decisive option on 12th, March)
■ Adjustment made to the requirements of accessing specific plots.
■ Lowered the bonus of free activities.
■ Slightly lowered the price of presents.
■ Attributes and favorability will be shown on arrangement screen or contacts screen.
■ Most neutral options has been edited, some have been made more clear, others will give a variety of favorability bonus.

● Updated Ren'Py Engine to 6.99.11.
● Voice lines now can be replayed in LOG.

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June 17

Version 1.06

● Rule adjustments
■ When fail to enter a character's route, it will become impossible to call or come across him.
■ To enter a character's route, his affection must be the highest (except for the hidden character).
■ Players now can skip the prologue after completing the game for the first time.

● Changed quick menu, added F.SKIP.
● Minor updates to character voices.
● Fixed other bugs.

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About This Game

In order to better shape my future,
I came to a strange city alone seeking to attain knowledge.
However, this happiness could not be shared with my father, whom I had recently learned died in an accident.
Helplessness and panic, It is my choice...
But the reality weighed heavy on my heart
Accidental deaths are rarely an accident...
Could someone, once a friend, perhaps be the murderer?
Who is the killer...
What should I do...
What is the purpose of the Holy See?
What secrets are held by the Bloodline?
In the end who is the real boss?

Key Features

  • This is an otome dating simulation (male romantic paths).
  • Make your own schedule! Arrange your studies, work part-time jobs, or just seek out some entertainment.
  • More interaction! - Talking is not the only way that you gain intimate links with handsome boys... You can make your gaming experience better by going on dates and sending gifts!
  • Nearly 40 gorgeous CGs combine with the remarkable plots to bring you into the world of magic and wonder.
  • Original Soundtrack featuring 10+ tracks!
  • Multiple endings. The choices you make matter!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
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    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or better
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
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62 of 74 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
First impressions review.

  • Great looking art.
  • The awkward translation into English is a huge downside for a visual novel. While mostly gramatically sound, the sentences aren't natural conversational English and read like they come from an auto-translator.
  • The character voice audio quality isn't uniform and the voice acting quality itself isn't very good (subjectively). It was distracting to the point where I had to turn the voices off to continue playing.
  • The manner the characters are introduced is very awkward.
  • The beginning of the game has little to no cohesive structure. It jumps from day to day in order to shallowly introduce new characters.
  • The protagonist is not introduced well and there is no exposition regarding her character.

I'll update this review as I continue in the game. I'm interested to get to the actual meat of the game, but honestly my first few hours don't inspire me to want to play much more. While cheaper than most games like this on Steam, it feels like the quality of the game has suffered a lot for it.
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52 of 66 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
There are some errors with translations and grammar not quite sounding correct, however, that will be easily fixed as more updates come out. The game itself is beautiful art wise, and the soundtrack is relaxing and pleasing to listen to. (There are a few area where the music will jump in volume to be quite loud though, so please be carefull of that.) The backgrounds are stunning, and the badges and emotes are pretty cute as well, the cards are pretty dull in comparison to the rest of the unlockables, but they are still fairly adorable. (backgroud and lvl 1 badge examples are on my page, as my background and featured badge)

The gameplay is slightly different to other sims I've played because of the schedule planning, but when it comes down to it, this is a stat raising game. Although it's still easy to enjoy since the stat requirements don't need obsessive grinding to pass the test at the end of each game month, and the stat test only raises by about 200 points each time, so as long as you have 2 or 3 study days a week you're good. You have to visit each place once or twice in order to unlock the jobs, and then you can start earning money for items.

It reminds me of Nicole, due to some aspects of the story, but I don't think you can actual investigate in the same way you stat raise. You just have to let the mystery unfold along with the game's cutscenes. However cutscenes happen at least once a game week, so it's not like Dandelion where you have really long wait periods of nothing but stat grinding. And the stat skill are all counted as one stat for the end of game month checks, so the only stat that actually matters on it's own would be the one that corresponds to your chosen route.

The characters are charming, and although there are cliche aspects, they are done in a way that makes it hard to hate any of them. The designs of the characters aren't super unique, but the changes in their faces and stance when you chose different dialogue options are amazing details that allow their personalities to shine through. The voice acting however is the one thing I wasn't too happy with. The voices are great fits for the characters, but the lines tend to be read emotionless. (Or maybe I just can't pick up emotion very well in chinese.) And, again an audio problem, the voice actors can be very hard to hear due to the music spiking in volume for certain tracks, so I found myself having to readjust my audio settings quite a few times.

Overall, it is a very nice Ootome, and I would absolutely recommend it just for the art alone, but the entire game is just so well done that it makes it well worth the price. Although it's already very cheap compared to most of the Ootomes on steam at the moment.

NOTE: I haven't finished any of the routes yet, but I'll be adding to this review as I go through. Based on the fact that I have over 4 hours so far in the game (and I think not even half way through my first route), I'm really happy with the length and quality of the stories. I say stories since a good half of the main story cutscenes so far have been centered more towards the guy I'm going for first, so I assume I can safely say that you won't have to go through the same exact main story and cutscenes each play through like quite a few of the Ootomes I've played.
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50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I really wanted to like this game. I've seen it in the otome section for months, and I was waiting a really long time for it to come out. There aren't enough otome games on steam and this one looked really promising and looked a lot better than a lot of the ones on here. I just didn't like it at all.


-The art is amazing, I like the character designs.


-The story has so much potential to be engaging and interesting but it's just flat. I like its concept, but it just doesn't deliver.
-I can't get attached to any of the characters at all. All the love interests have a flat personality that seems more robotic than human like. In an otome game I expect to get emotionally attached to the love interests in some way, and actually care about them. They're dull. None of them evoke any emotion out of me. All of the side characters also have a flat, dull personality that makes you unable to get attached to them.
-It's really hard to emotionally connect or empathize with the main character. Her personality is really shallow. Just really uninteresting.
-Just eh writing in general. It won't get you immersed in the game. I had to stop playing a lot because I just couldn't stay interested.

Plus I'm kinda creeped out that an aged 25+ teacher is a dating option for a 14-15 year old girl. It's optional, but it's still there.

But if you want a game that will get you emotionally attached to the characters and immersed in a story, this isn't it. Really disappointing.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
It was hard for me to get far enough in this game to properly review it. The prologue jumps around talking to different characters with no sense of time passing. In the beginning it feels though they cut the scenes with the love interests out of a story that might have been taking place, and pasted them together. Unfortunately, the writing just isn't up to par, and it's obvious that it's not just a translation problem. Clichés are ok, but there is not much beyond that. Some of the voice acting wasn't very good, either. Comparing it to similar games, Blood Code falls short. Magical Diary has magic skills you improve and use, it has friend characters that feel like real people, and an interesting story and love interest.

Otome games on Steam in a similar price range where your money would be better spent: Date Warp, Magical Diary, How to Take Off Your Mask, Cinders
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Good game thats worth the price. The translation can come off as rather rough, its not incomprehensible but if you're bothered by minor grammar and spelling errors and a wooden way of writing, then you might want to look at other Visual Novels. The CGs are okay, but overall the art is very pretty, and the music is very soothing. The voice acting is decent, but all involved characters besides the protagonist are voice, which is impressive.

The stat building isn't tedious, there are very little elements you have to keep track of and they're mostly explained to you by the beginning of the game. You can even call the boys you want and they'll flat out tell you what gifts they like, and after that the game has icons to remind you of their preference. There's a decent amount of room to explore the mechanics of the game, and what gets triggered by what so you get certain dialogue options, events, CGs and endings. The element of stat building and time management, however, tapers off around the second half of the game as it begins to focus on tying up the story and the outcome of your relationship, which actually makes it rather boring since a lot of your investment in this game will be making sure you're adequately investing in your needed stats, passing monthly benchmarks, scheduling dates and hording money so you can buy your boy presents.

This game isn't for you if you're not into micro managing, though it is a good gateway game for those who want to learn the basics of strategizing around those games. Storywise, its passable, the magic and vampire backstory adds some mystery and style to what is essentially a high school romance game. It creates for itself some kind of lore, but generally you don't need to immerse yourself in any of it to follow each route.

Oh, from the initial three boys I've played through, the story and its triggers remain the same. There's no alternate side of the story or layers, the different boys you pursue will offer different subplots and a slightly different outcome that puts the at the forefront of wrapping up the protagonist's conflict. Still, its decently replayable for the CGs and alternate endings.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
While the mechanics of the game are decent and the artwork is beautiful, the translating was poor. Sometimes it took me three minutes to decipher what was trying to be said.
The music was good and what I understood from the characters dialog, so were the characters.
The poor translation does get really annoying though.
I wish I could give this game a 50/100 score, but I can\'t. For me the confusion I had toward the game caused by its poor translation was more a deal breaker for me, than the beautiful artwork and music.
A visual novel needs a good story, artwork, music, and possibly good voice acting if it\'s in the budget. If a visual novel lacks any of these things with the exception of voice acting, it will not be very popular with its audience. And Blood Code\'s translating made the story very confusing and hard to enjoy.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I think that the characters are pretty good and that Christ is quite a babe! lol Well anyway, I like otome visual novels and this one has it all! four men to choose and they are all good in my book! (lol) the translation is much better in this version and that's really good as I always read every sentence in the VN, otherwise yur a cheater!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
The best word to describe this game is 'tedious'. This game is set in a high school (for no real reason) so naturally it is played out over a school year. Unfortunately there is really only enough story to cover about a month. The story is so thinly stretched that weeks go by without anything happening. Every week you have to pick your classes in order to build stats that are not ever used in a meaningful way. You have the option to get jobs and make money but there's nothing worthwhile to buy that you cannot already buy with your starting money.

The art and music are good but the english translation, while understandable, is bad.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Another super-pretty game that has nothing else going for it. Blood Code is the type of game I want to like but, in the end, it just ends up irritating me with it's many glaring flaws.

+ Very nice artwork if you like shoujo manga.
+ Nice BG art; the game gets points for nice, CG backgrounds and not using photos, or worse, photos with random filters applied.
+ Guys are attractive if you like pretty boys.
+ Despite the flowery, sappy imagery the visuals are top-notch for a VN.


- The MC, save a few instances, is your typical, useless otome protagonist.
- All romance options are stereotypical otome-game tropes. Red haired guy is the "cheerful, athletic"; Dark hair is the "Serious, intelligent"; Blondie is the "Prince with rabid fangirls". Even the secret candidate is a stereotype.
- No option for girls that like guys with facial hair, muscles, pudge or original personalities.
- Plot is ...remedial, predictable twists are seen from a mile away.
- Translation is utter rubbish. Horrible grammar, bad or lacking punctuation, and dialogue is awkward and stilted at best, stiff and odd at worst.

Despite the lovely visuals, the dull story, trope-ish characters and atrocious localization means I give this title a thumbs-down.

Note to the dev: If the dialogue had been better I might have given the game a (very low)positive review. I don't know who is in charge of your translation department, but unless they are fluent in both your mother language and English...and have a good grasp on grammar, you should not release games in English! Whoever provided the translation from the original script should be fired; some portions of the dialogue are so unnatural sounding it's like you copied the results from google translation!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
The regret.
Honestly, the art is pretty. I like the character concepts. The plot could be fantastic.
I'll never know, though, because the translation is awful. There are times it feels like I've missed whole sections of the story because the characters are all of a sudden talking about something else. It's really really a terrible translation.

I couldn't even make it through one full route. I'm rather sorry I paid for this game. I very much wanted to like this game. If they update and improve the translation, I would absolutely give it another chance.

For now, I'll be uninstalling it to free up space on my laptop.
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42.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
Sooo beautiful, the art, sound, music, story love it! xx
except for the voice, ahaha don't really like it tho I turned it off haha

And for the translation I think it's kinda weird.. but well I'm still like it! :))

Just finished the game!~
I looove every struggle of unlocking the achievements! especially deep down in the lake one!
Pls keep making more vn like this developer! xo
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4.0 hrs
Posted: September 14

There are plenty of dating simulators on Steam, like Hunie Pop and the endless dearth of Sakura titles, but not many cater to a female audience. I applaud the developers for taking a brave step and being one of the few hosts of an otome game on Steam. That said, Blood Code is...okay. It's not bad, but it certainly has it's flaws.

The characters have likeable personalities and can be empathized with. Leia has several plot developments in her character, and it's interesting to see how she evolves throughout the school year. Most of the supporting characters have interesting developments as well. Also as a plus, the art for Blood Code is beautiful. There are few visual novels on Steam that can compare with the character art in Blood Code. Top notch!

However, while the individual characters have good development, the same cannot be said for the incoherent side plot of warring factions. The Vampire faction is angry at the Church faction for past transgressions, but it's not clear always what exactly the Church did to make the Vampires so angry, and why it's relevant to the main plot. This may or may not be due to the Chinese-to-English translation. It may just be bad writing. Either way, the game could do without the side story.

I know Blood Code is a visual novel, but just because it is a visual novel does not excuse its game mechanics from being underdeveloped. The magic system is weak. I understand that taking magic classes in certain magic types increases your chance of attracting certain male characters, but that's all it does. The mechanics would be more engaging if learning magic skills enabled different dialogue responses or actions with characters.

The verdict: Buy if you enjoy otome games and men with pretty hair.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: September 10
Blood Code is a visual novel with an emphasis on romance and story. Leia, the main character, runs into all sorts of trouble with an overarching narrative independent from any dating, which seems to be able to be completed without touching on any romance aspects at all, though that side is definitely encouraged.

The translation isn't always the best, but there never came a point in my entire playthrough where I didn't immediately know what was being said, so although some mistakes are present, I never found they interfered with my overall enjoyment.

One strange thing that happened at about half way through the game left me a little puzzled. At one stage, there was a ball that the main character Leia attends. At this ball, two of the four potential love interests talk to you at the same time, with one wanting to leave early and implying alone time elsewhere, whereas the other wanted to teach Leia how to dance. I was thinking, oh okay, so there'll be a choice and we'll get spend time with whichever of the two we decide upon, but strangely no, the story just skipped from that point into the next day. This was a really confusing moment, and it made me think that maybe that particular scene wasn't as fleshed out as it probably should have been.

Overall, although towards the end of Blood Code things became a bit repetitive gameplay (not story) wise with lots of planning out the week and very few actual events/dates left to go to or take part in, I would recommend Blood Code as an imperfect but enjoyable visual novel. My romance with Christ was enjoyable, and our happy ending (from quite a number of different endings) was very satisfactory, which is what I was really looking for in my first romantic visual novel.

In the end, I do want to go back and spend time with two of the other romanceable characters that I didn't choose, and that certainly isn't a bad impression to be left with upon finishing the game.
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2.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
I bought this game and spent some money to buy all of the cards in order to hopefully get the meteor shower background for cheaper and get the game aswell. This game on its own is terrible. Some days last like 5 lines of text, the transitions between scenes are bad, the story isn't good...etc.

Buy the OST, don't buy the game. The music is good. Everything else isn't.
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18.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
First of all, I need to tell one thing. I recommend this game, but only to people who are really fond of typical otome visual novels. This isn't a game someone who sometimes plays a VN without being really into it would enjoy.

With that said, the game has some issues, like a poorly done english version (even I, with my not so good english, can see it) and some coding problem on the secret route. The volume levels of the voice acting track tend to fluctuate too.
These were the bad points. Yet I still recommend it because it's a pretty little game. It's easy, so for once the pesky stats grinding isn't really troublesome. You just need to enjoy the story, and make the right choices.
I felt genuinely concerned about the characters and their well-being and happiness, and this is one of the most important traits of an otome game in my opinion.
Back to the voice acting - yes, the volume levels have problems. But the acting itself is really enjoyable in my opinion. I remember almost crying at some scenes because of it!
The music is overall pretty too, with a very nice ending song.

Overall, I'd give this game a 6/10 score. It has lots of issues, but it's still really enjoyable and relaxing, with lovely good endings and heart-wrecking bad endings.
I suggest you purchase it only if you're really into VN and if it's on sale!
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
Art - 7/10
The art for this game is done decently and the character designs aren't bad.

Story - 6/10
I can't follow the story due to the awful translation. And it seems pretty cliche anyway.

Gameplay - 5/10
Yeah I get it, the game has some mechanics but they are a bit hard to follow and at points I wonder why even have them. But without them the game might actually just be utter trash.

Honestly, I looked at screen shots and was intrigued to play. But the translation is just awful and I can't understand whats happening. Also the scenes in this game are weird.... There are cut scences where its just like "hi, how are you?" and the guy says "UHH I don't want to talk about it, bye." and thats literally the end of the scene. Save yourself some time and don't buy this.
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2.6 hrs
Posted: August 15
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11.8 hrs
Posted: August 14
- non-sensical plot and mediocre characters further dragged down by a messy translation
- I'm not into simulation games, but I don't think this is a very good one, it gives you a lot of options on how to plan your day but seeing as you can ignore 90% and still get all the endings they are clearly just filler to make it look like a proper sim game and not integral to any part of the game mechanics

I regret buying this. damn steam sales.
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[DV] DanixKm
15.2 hrs
Posted: August 5
I was so hesitant at first to buy this game with the negative reviews and steered clear for a while until I saw it on sale and finally purchased it.... I wish I'd never listened to those negative reviews since I found myself thoroughly enjoying this VN.

Is it perfect? No.

There are some spelling and grammatical errors but (to me at least) that didn't take away the enjoyment from playing through this. If that kind of thing puts you off or ruins the immersion for you then yes, I'd have to say avoid but if you can get over that then this is well worth it.

I personally found the characters likable and the story quite interesting while also enjoying the stat building part that I usually hate in these types of VN's.

Great art and personally I found the voices fitting (Yes, I do not understand the language but tone, infliction etc still brought it to life)

I had quite a few fun hours playing this and going through the different routes and have to recommend it.
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