Grand Kokoro - Episode 1
Is a BxB tragic, drama, romance story told in the form of a Kinetic Visual Novel. This story is about heartbreak, tragedy, acceptance, perseverance and mental health.
Our main character Elijah has to learn to deal with severe clinical depression and suicidal thoughts all while trying to have a normal life. He wants to find someone who understands him, someone that loves him and that sees him as normal and not the unstable mess he’s convinced he is.
Please have a look around, read our synopsis, watch our trailer and maybe even play our demo (which acts as our prologue) to get a better idea of what
Grand Kokoro – Episode 1
is all about.
The once bright and beautiful city of Crown Crest is still trying to recover from a tragedy that happened almost five years ago. This is when their most beloved symbol of unification, “The Colonnade,” collapsed. Once it fell it fractured the city of Crown Crest, devastating hundreds of thousands of lives and creating a new social class of people – The SURs, or Survivors of Colonnade.
That’s what Elijah Grand is – a SUR.
Your life is over once you’re labelled a SUR. You’re seen as untouchable, suicidal, diseased and infectious. You become the carrier of “SUR fever,” a disease that rots the mind and causes hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. At least that’s what the people of Crown Crest believe.
Elijah has spent the last five years running from his past and concealing his true nature. At first, running away was easy, but as the days wore on, his memories of the day The Colonnade collapsed began to creep back into his life. Whenever he felt stressed, excited or scared, his memories came rushing back and there was nothing he could do.
These “recalls” as his doctor calls them, are becoming more frequent, and they’re starting to disrupt his daily life. They’re making him question his sanity.
Are these just recalls? Is it SUR Fever? Is SUR Fever real? Will anyone find out? Can I just be normal?
These are the thoughts and questions that run through Elijah’s head as he tries to live a normal life, while navigating through a world he’s been absent from for over
Can he survive?
With the help of his two best friends, Lucien and Sebastian, he most certainly can; however they too carry a troublesome secret, one that sees them put on a list of would-be victims. Sebastian has been able to keep Lucien and himself safe thanks to his family’s power and influence, but there’s only so much that money and political ties can hide until the truth finally reveals itself.
Join Elijah, Lucien and Sebastian in
“Grand Kokoro – Episode 1”
as they unearth the secrets surrounding the collapse of The Colonnade building, the powerful families known as “The Legacy’s,” and a political movement known as “The Pure,” which can change everything.
“Being a SUR isn’t what you think it is.”
Gameplay: Roughly 4-5 hours.
Original Soundtrack: 20+ songs.
Kinetic Visual Novel w/limited choices - Choices do not affect the story.
Unique game flow: Go from kinetic to standard visual novel and back to kinetic.
Romantic CG's: Romantic and somewhat risqué cg's can be found in-game.
Platform(s): Itch.io & Steam.
Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10
2 Ghz or faster processor
512 MB RAM
Integrated Graphics Chip
Broadband Internet connection
1 GB available space
Keyboard and Mouse