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FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

1. When will the game be released?

There isn't a set date yet. I'm guessing sometime in 2025 or 2026—especially considering my game Potion Pleasing will take priority over Killer Trait, since I want to release Potion Pleasing in 2024/2025—but don't quote me on this. I have a full-time job and work on my games during my free time and at my own pace—not to mention I still have to work on the redesign of Oz, Arthur and Aslan's sprites with the new artist, for reasons I mention in this post. Thank you for understanding.

2. Will the game be free?

No. I still haven't decided what the price's going to be but after a lot of consideration I decided I'm not willing to make my games free anymore unless they're for a game jam or something along those lines. Making games takes a lot of time and money and I really can't afford to make everything I create free. 

3. Will the game be on Steam?

There aren't any plans for that, at the moment, sorry. As a creator from Argentina, my sales from Steam would be in Argentine Pesos and, honestly, the economy in my country is so bad right now that I can't really bear the cost of having sales in pesos. Especially considering that many of the people I hire for art, voice acting and other things are from overseas and I have to pay them in USD as well. 

This might change if I ever move to another country some day... but for now, I really can't. Sorry.

If you have more questions, please refer to my  FAQ + General Information section on my Carrd first. It's very possible they might have been answered there already 🌸. Please, be kind and understanding. Thank you~

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DISCLAIMER!

Do NOT reupload, resell or redistribute my game or any of the assets used inside it in any shape or form.

Streaming the game and/or making gameplay videos of it is allowed, though, and even welcomed AS LONG AS it has commentary added to it. Uploading the game with no commentary/barely any reaction would be akin to reuploding my game, which I DO NOT allow. Thank you for understanding!

Review, analysis/essay and recommendation videos are allowed and welcomed too!

WARNING!

While the game doesn't have any NSFW content, it's recommended for people who are 17 or older due to having strong language, violence, blood & murder. Player discretion is advised. PLEASE, be sure to read the TRIGGER WARNINGS and reconsider if this game is for youPlay responsibly.

Note: Killer Trait is a mystery-thriller visual novel with elements of romance depending on the choices you make. The character you can romance is a man named Oz. The other 3 major characters, Arthur, Aslan & Carl are NOT romanceable and I have no intention of adding routes for them. 

In Carl's case, though, while he won't be a love interest in this game, he WILL be in another one with a different MC. That game is for the far future, though, since I want to concentrate on my current projects, at the moment.

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STORY

You've waited so long for this moment... 

Finally, after all those years of hard work in Silvering City, you'll realize your dream of becoming a police detective...! 

Or so you thought.

Betrayed and accused of a crime you didn't commit, your only option is to join forces with a serial killer.

Will you push your differences aside and work together to get revenge? Or will you stab him in the back for a chance to regain social redemption?

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 FEATURES

  • 7700+ words [New Demo, full-version will be longer]
  • Nameable MC (default name is Roe - name will change to Fawna in new demo)
  • Partial voice acting 
  • Ability to choose your pronouns 
  • Beautiful cafe food art with a bear theme~
  • A serial killer who only kills criminals and will be your biggest ally

Not available yet: 

-New sprites once the redesigns are finished.

-Character CGs.

-Full game will consist of 10 in-game days (11 if you count the prologue, which would be DAY 0).

-Option to play as the canon protagonist Fawna (she/her), which will show you her side-image sprite.

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TRIGGER WARNINGS

CLICK HERE FOR TRIGGER WARNINGS


  • Strong Language (seriously, there is A LOT of cursing; you've been warned)
  • Manipulation
  • Vigilantism
  • Depictions of blood & gore
  • Use of knives
  • Violence (both textual and illustrated)
  • Depictions of murder & death
  • Loud sounds
  • Shaking screens
  • Possible romance with a serial killer 

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CREDITS

Writer, Programmer & Creator: Pri Karin

Logo: xxmissarichanxx

Cover Art: Kyleechii

GUI: Ess VN Assets

Character Design & Sprite Art (Oz, Aslan & Arthur): Riku Matsurigi (祀木陸)

Casting: Pri Karin (Oz & Aslan), VeryBerryStudios (Arthur & Carl)

Voice Acting: TyCoker (Oz), Norman Bradley (Arthur), Jerron Bacat (Aslan), Edwyn Tiong (Carl)

Food Art: Florisam

Tiger's Eye Card Art: Pri KarinFlorisam

Backgrounds: Minikle, Amakani

Music: Maou AudioMusMusPerituneStoryblocks 

SFX: StoryblocksPocket SoundFreesound

Pronoun Tool: npckc

Beta testers: Carrot Patch GamesPri Karin

Not yet available:

Carl's Character Design: Designed by Pri Karin with a collage of reference photos, but drawn by Kyleechii (Carl won't have a sprite, but you'll see him in some CGs)

CG Art: Kyleechii

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Updated 10 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(571 total ratings)
Authorprikarin
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAmare, Boys' Love, Crime, Dark, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Otome, Romance, Story Rich, Thriller
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish

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estaba por escribir en ingles y resulta q era de mi patria y sangre VAMO VAMOOOO ARGENTINAAA

Does anyone know the name of the soundtrack of the 2nd time you enter the bear café? 

NAAAH I DON'T FOUND THE SOUNTRACKSFS;F.

GOD I LOVE THIS GAME SM OZZIE N ARTY THE CUTIESSSSS!!! AAAAAAAAA

OMG THIS IS NOW ONE OF MY FAVOURITE GAMES!!

CANT WAIT FOR IT TO HAVE A FULL RELEASE AND GOOD LUCK FINISHING IT!!

STAY HYDRATED AND EAT AND SLEEP A LOT <33333 :D

BROOO OZZY IS SO CUTEEEEEE

LOVE THE GAMEEEEEEE AHHHH

GOD I LOVE THIS GAME SMM, CANT WAIT FOR THE FULL GAME  !!!

I THOUGHT IT WAS FINSIHED SO WHEN I FOUND OUT IT WASNT I WAS SOO SAD!!  its soooo good and can't wait for the finished game, keep up the good work !!!! <3

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Boyfriend to death ahh.

i don't like boyfriend to death

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the fact i liked aslan :')


anyways, this is a great demo and i cant wait for the full release!

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PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE FINSH THRE GAMEEEEEEEEEEEE

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absolutely incredible demo. I'm so invested!! the art is enchanting and I haven't seen even ONE mistake!! keep it up!! definitely top 5 VNs!

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FUCK ASLAN AND FUCK YOU TOO HE'S TOO HOT TO BETRAY US AHGGGG WE COULD'VE HAD IT ALL DAWG AND HERE HE IS FUCKING FRAMING US I CAN NOT WAIT TO MURDER HIS ASS AND I'LL MAKE IT HURT <3 FUCK PUNCTUATION AND FML THANK YOU FOR CUMM1NG TO MY TED TALK

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oh!

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loved the demo!! the story seems so interesting!

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I am actually screaming right now. I cannot wait for the update, the demo was so good. The bear puns and cafe are such a cute detailed theme to add to the story. But oh my god, this shit is so good, I need more of Ozzy, Arthur and the MC. Like actually. 

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This was so fun and I loved it I was screaming when it said "to be continued" It was really great and I love it!

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I love this game so much! It's very interesting, can't wait for future updates!!^^

cant wait !!! i'll be waiting heheee!! hope its not too expensive bc im pretty broke :,P

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I LOVE THISS!!! can't wait for the full version ^O^)/

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cant wait...

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I NEED THE SECOND PART OMG 😣

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I love how Oz is such a gremlin, what a feral baby girl.
Also, him calling the MC "Bambi" randomly reminds me of Ruka from TMGS3 😭🥺

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I wil support this game no matter what! This is an amazing criminal visual novel with PIC and action genre of story as the base, with plsssss.... you make me fall hard for all the characters! Not only Ozzy. The developer, writer, illustrator, any crew that involved giving their heart all poured perfectly inside. Please, go on for the hard work. I can't wait for the full game version! 

(Take your time, guys, even if it takes years I will be waiting for ya. *wink*)

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...Why was everyone hot to me. I need mental help

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We are in this together bud😭

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REAL.......

Oz......... <3

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IT WAS AMAAAAZING I'M SHAKING I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FULL GAAAAME!!!! <333

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RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH <33333333333

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AHHHHHH I hella loved it and my chat seemed to love it as well!!! When I saw the to be continued I was screaming I was nooooo I need moooooorrrreeee!!!! Definitely cant wait for the rest of the game! 💖

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GOD CANT WAIT FOR THE FULL GAME AAAAARRRRGGGHHH

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THIS IS SOOO GOOD!!! I WANT TO SEE THE CONTINUE!!

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is good

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cant wait for the full gameme BRRURO

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THIS IS AWESOME!! and omg aslan please die i hate you i hate you i hate yo

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LOVED the demo!!! <3

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spoiler a bit!



man, why is it always the guy's design that I like is a bastard? PLEASE WHEN I FIRST SAID ASLAN I WAS LIKE "omg, hello handsome." TO "I freaking take everything about what I said back, bastard."


anyway, I like everything about this game, a bit sad at the cliffhanger, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT'LL HAPPENED NEXT- I hope Aslan dies in a ditch hole.

Again, overall recommended to play this game! can't wait for the full gameplay! :D

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ik right he was so fine ;--;

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PLAYING THE DEMO WAS SM FUN!!! the demo was great and all the characters personally were really likable!!!! i really like the MC and all the choices honestly. Can't wait for the full game!!!!! <3

love this game sm!!

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The demo is so good! Lasted longer than I thought! I already really like Oz's character; I can't wait for the full game! :D

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I love the story and the music is GREAT! Can't wait for the full game.

Just played it and I can't wait to play the full version (or if it's gonna happened demo v2)

This demo was bear-y bear-y enjoyable, and hope  to see more of your great work! :D

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