A downloadable game for Windows

A terrifying investigative adventure game set in the 18th century: classical music, baroque style, horrible murders.

English and Japanese version available!



Year 17XX - Austria: former orchestra conductor Heinrich Steiner accidentally discovers the horribly mutilated corpse of an unknown person into the local theater. Someone turned that body into a working musical instrument. Heinrich, a passionate musical composer, is stunned: how can someone create something like this? Obsessed with the murderer and his musical skills, Heinrich is going to discover a tremendous truth hidden behind the luxurious curtain that covers the entire city. Who is the killer? Why is he doing all this? And more importantly: will Heinrich be able to discover his identity without being killed?

~~ THE GAME ~~

Following the steps of the former orchestra director and skilled composer Heinrich Steiner, the player will uncover the secret behind a bloody trail of terrifying murders.  Blood Opera Crescendo is trying to "break the limits" of RPG Maker, offering improved graphics, a deep story and game mechanics inspired from series like Ace Attorney and Persona. During the game you will face interrogations and misdirections: if failed, they will lead to game over. Unlike other "classic" adventure games, in Blood Opera Crescendo you can fail and the world is dangerous.

  • A terrifying and elegant story: a journey through the Baroque era on the trail of a murderer who transforms human beings into musical instruments
  • A refined soundtrack enriched with classical music masterpieces
  • 8-10 hours of gameplay for the complete game (2 hours for this demo)
  • Investigate, deceive, solve the mystery...and don't get arrested
  • Uncommon adventure game mechanics, some inspired from famous series like Ace Attorney: rhythm game, stealth, interrogation/misdirection phases

On this page you can find also the japanese version of the game!


Simone "Lord Macbeth" Granata - Eventing/Story writing/Game design 

Dave "Mishima" - Character design/Additional pixel art 

Daniele "Elrehon" Coppola/François Sivignon - Music

Patrick "OldPat" Leo - Programming

THE STORY - ストーリー -

17XX年、オーストリア。 かつてオーケストラの指揮者を務めていたハインリッヒ・シュタイナーは、偶然にも地元の劇場で死体を発見する。 ひどく切断された身元不明の死体は、誰かの手によって実際に演奏ができる楽器へと変えてしまった。 ハインリッヒは情熱的な作曲家だ。それゆえ驚いた。誰がこんなものを作ったのか? 殺人鬼とその音楽技術に魅せられ、ハインリッヒは深い謎に満ちた事件の真実を解き明かすため動き出す。 街中を覆う闇と豪奢な幕裏に潜む真実と殺人鬼。その犯行の目的は?


THE GAME - ゲームについて -


深みのあるストーリー、日本のユーザにも馴染みのあるゲームシステムを採用。 本ゲームは『RPGツクール』の限界に挑戦している。ゲーム中に、プレイヤーは尋問と偽装に立ち向かう。失敗すれば即ゲームオーバーという、これまでのアドベンチャーゲームとは異なる、緊張感あふれる作品だ。 恐怖に満ち、それでいて洗練された物語。バロック時代に起きた事件をたどり、人間を楽器に変えてしまう殺人鬼に迫る。 クラシックの傑作曲が盛り込まれた上品なサウンドトラックも秀逸。 約8~10時間のプレイ時間です。 アドベンチャーとしては珍しいゲームシステム。

THE TEAM - 開発チーム -

本ゲームを開発したKibou Entertainmentはイタリア出身の2人のチームと、日本のWorker Bee Inc.の開発協力の元、制作されています。 ビデオゲームに情熱を持ち、プレイした皆さんが引き込まれる世界を作り出すことを目指し、ゲームがよりリアルで楽しいものへと発展させることに挑戦しています。

CREDITS - クレジット 

Simone "Lord Macbeth" Granata - Eventing/Story writing/Game design 

Dave "Mishima" - Character design/Additional pixel art 

Daniele "Elrehon" Coppola/François Sivignon - Music

Patrick "OldPat" Leo - Programming


Kibou Entertainment Team

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorKibou Entertainment
GenreAdventure, Visual Novel
Tags2D, Anime, Horror, Kickstarter, Manga, RPG Maker

Install instructions

  • Download and double click on "Blood Opera Crescendo.EXE" icon
  • Sometimes the antivirus software identifies the file as a potential threat. Don't worry and allow it to run!


Blood Opera Crescendo Kickstarter Demo (Windows).zip 323 MB
Blood Opera Crescendo Kickstarter (JAP).zip 307 MB

Development log


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I saw that the crowdfunding campaign failed. It's very sad. But then I had an idea: why not contact and maybe pay a famous Tiktoker to sponsor your game? They can be very convincing

Hey pal, thanks for dropping this message! Tik Tok way is definitely something we are considering! Also, cheer up! The game is still in development and we are making very interesting changes as we are now working on another tool. This tool is allowing us to make an even better game and we will release the complete version at the end of 2021! Check this new WIP image and I hope you appreciate it :)


The whole game is beautiful and very interesting storyline...!


Thank you SO much for your comment! We have some big news on the way about this game :) please have a little more patience and we will reveal everything


hello well be uploading part one of this game here soon is it still in the demo stage


Hey, I'm unable to advance through the first Misdirection phase of the game as none of the choices that would be misdirecting work, tried a lot of different combinations but all of them lead to a game over. Which choices does one need to select so the lieutenant doesn't arrest you?

Hey there! Here you go:

2 - 3 - 1

Hope you're enjoying the game!


Loved it! Very interesting game. 

Thank you very much for appreciating our game!


Wow, this game looks and sounds very unique and fascinating! I just downloaded the demo and will definitively try it very soon. Good luck with your project!

Thank you very much for your kind words, it's really inspiring for us! Fingers crossed for the campaign :) 

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Alright, so this is a huge improvement over the last demo, which was already great. The English writing, which was really clunky before, is now amazing, more horror elements are introduced, more time is given to Heinrich's characterization...

This is simply great, and I am waiting for the full release!


Thank you for following us! And thank you again for this nice comment: yes we worked a lot on the "weak points" to deliver a better experience and let players to see clearly our vision for the complete game :)