A secluded mountain resort, 10 friends, 1 murderer. Investigate, interrogate and present evidence as you solve various mysteries throughout the night. Will you be able to reach the truth and uncover the culprit’s identity? Or will your deductions lead you to blame someone completely innocent...?
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Aug 26, 2016

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April 2

New Project: GENBA no Kizuna (Demo)

If you've visited our website or any of our social media accounts over the past few months, this probably isn't anything new to you. However, we've been hard at work on two new projects, one of which has finally reached a stage where we can share a little more than just words and pictures!

You can now download a demo for our next murder mystery visual novel GENBA no Kizuna and generally learn more about it here: http://gosatsu.com/genba/

The demo is pretty short and only serves to give you an early idea of the feel and direction of our newest project (and hopefully, it will also provide us with some useful feedback).

If you do decide to check it out, please let us know what you think about it!
We're naturally open to suggestions as well!

Although it can be seen as more of a spin-off, GENBA does have quite a few connections to SHINRAI and will eventually tie into its actual sequel as well. So if you have enjoyed our previous work, you will hopefully enjoy this one, too.

Also, in case you are interested in supporting development of this title and get early looks at the script, characters, assets and much more in return, please consider checking out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gosatsuvns

With that said, we would like to once again give a huge thank you to everyone who decided to give SHINRAI a chance, and an even bigger one to those who went out of their way to even provide us with feedback. We know we have been repeating this ever since the very beginning, but it truly means a lot to us. We definitely took your feedback to heart and very much appreciate your support. Seriously, thank you so much for everything!
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About This Game


On October 30, 2010, a group of ten friends gathers at a secluded mountain resort to spend the night of All Hallows' Eve together. However...

What was originally intended to be a fun little Halloween party quickly turns into an actual night of horrors. When one of the attendees is found dead, fear and uncertainty spread among the group as the friends realize they are trapped with a murderer.

As they try to unveil the identity of the killer, they slowly begin to learn to what atrocities despair can drive a human being... once its trust has been broken.


SHINRAI - Broken Beyond Despair is a murder mystery visual novel, featuring a variety of interactive elements to help you feel like an actual detective:

- Make Choices that will not only contribute towards your Detective Rank, but also influence the story and unlock bonus content upon its completion. And who knows? Maybe you will even be able to save a life!
- Investigate certain locations inside the resort and interrogate your classmates in order to collect clues and evidence, which will help you solve various mysteries throughout the night
- Present Evidence to back up your claims as you unravel the truth and reveal the identity of the culprit. Be careful with your deductions, however, or you might end up accusing someone innocent of the most heinous crimes!

Other features include:

- Character Profiles which provide you with additional information about the characters, as well as their current status (Alive, Dead, Missing, Unknown)
- Diary which summarizes the story’s progression
- Notebook which is frequently updated to help you keep track of gathered info and evidence
- 5 Endings (4 Bad Endings & 1 True Culprit Ending)
- Unlockable Gallery encompassing CG art, misc. art, bonus scenes & diary entries
- Original Soundtrack consisting of 21 unique tracks, as well as a couple of variations
- 150,000+ words in length
- 8-10 hours of playtime, depending on your reading speed and how thorough you are

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 264 MB available space
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 264 MB available space
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 264 MB available space

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