Hey, I'm Kigyo. I make games that mix dark themes with a sense of humor.

If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting me on BuyMeACoffee!


Artificial Selection is an escape game/mystery visual novel and my main project at the moment.
It follows the story of a young man who is accused of being a criminal but can't remember what he did.

Robot Daycare, my entry for NaNoRenO 19, is completely free to play!
A group of college students looks after a cute robot child, and things turn either sweet or horrifying depending on the choices you make.

Deep Sea Valentine was my entry for My First Game Jam 2019, and a commercial remake has since been published.
It's a Girl x Girl RPG/dating sim where you help a (humanoid) pink dolphin find a date for Valentine's Day.

Locke(d) was my entry for My First Game Jam 2021, and was a convenient exercise for me to try something new.
It's a short, philosophical mystery with brief point-and-click segments, and was made in under 2 weeks.

Social Media


BMC is where I share the most recent and most exclusive updates, as well as bonus content.
If you want me to draw something for you, you can also get commissions here!

My Discord Server is the place to be if you want to discuss my projects with other people.
Feel free to share your theories, memes, or just talk about your day. We'd love to see you there!

Discord Server


So far I've posted trailers, soundtracks and speedpaints on YouTube, and I hope to release videos more frequently!

I use Twitter more for art than for game dev purposes, but you'll still catch me posting updates, previews, and announcements from time to time.


Here is a comprehensive overview of the rewards I offer to my BuyMeACoffee members.

FREE: Everyone
Access to:Preview PostsCharacter Q&AsAnd any other public post!

Since I don't want to put all my fan content behind a paywall, all regular preview posts are public, and I share monthly recaps in my newsletter.

$1: 👁️👁️
Free Wallpaper DownloadsDiscord Role15% Discount on CommissionsVote in Member-Only Polls

This level has all the basic behind-the-scenes content you could want, letting you vote in exclusive polls and gain access to free downloads!

$5: Architect
Access to the Suggestion BoxSubmit Character Questions

Architects gain access to a special channel in my server, and can submit 3 non-plot related questions to any of my characters every month!

$10: Insider
Beta Access to my GamesBe in my Game's Credits

This is highest VIP tier at the moment. Insiders can play beta builds of my games (whenever available) and are mentioned in my games' credits!

I also do commissions!

Here's what I currently offer:

Pixel Art - $12

$10 for members

A pixel art rendition of your character.

Chibi (Sketch) - $20

$17 for members

A cute, simplified 2.5-head-tall colored sketch of your character.

Character Design - $25

$21 for members

A full-body reference for your character, using a pre-made base.

Chibi (Clean) - $30

$25 for members

A cute, simplified 2.5-head-tall drawing of your character.

Thigh-Up Sketch - $35

$29 for members

A thigh-up sketch in the same style I used for Artificial Selection.

Full Body Sketch - $45

$38 for members

A full-body sketch in the same style I used for Artificial Selection.

Status: CLOSED

Commission Terms:

UsageCommission prices listed are for personal use only. If you want to use my work commercially, in some kind of public project, or if you are unsure if your purposes qualify as "personal use" to me, please first contact me with more details at: comms@kigyodev.com
Can't doNudity, gore, furries, mechas, or detailed backgrounds.
CreditCredit is not necessary, but appreciated.
TimeI will usually finish a commission within a few days, but please allow for up to two weeks.
RevisionsYou can request up to two touch-ups for free!

Posting Schedule

Day of the MonthEvent/Post
1Character Q&A Post
8Member Poll*
15Preview Post
22Exclusive Download*

*not available every month; depends on state of development

A Steam page is coming soon! Until then, this serves as a placeholder.

Saeva, a socially anxious teenager, finds himself trapped in a building along with 13 other young adults. They are all accused of being criminals and are told the only way to escape is by proving their worth and potential for improvement.

Saeva is fairly confident he's innocent, but can the same be said about everyone else?

Full Game: TBA

Play the Demo:

Three perpetually bickering college students team up to create an AI, but will their quest for a robotic child end up as a crash course in parenting or self-defense?

Discover the secret this group of "friends" is hiding and choose if you want to help them forgive and forget... or fuel the conflict.

Get here:

You wake up sitting across from a beautiful stranger.

"There is nothing I want more than to talk to you right now."

And so you talk.

Get here:

It's Valentine's Day, and the flirtatious pink dolphin Inia is looking for a last-minute date. However, her best friend is tired of Inia settling for random strangers. She has to prove that they're a worthwhile candidate!

Can you help Inia find a date that lives up to her friend's standards?

Get here:

Do you have a business inquiry, a bug report, need help with one of my games, or just want to say hi? Whatever it is, this form will pass it on:

If you prefer, you can also contact me directly:
Email: contact@kigyodev.com
Discord: kigyo#2564

Thanks for being interested in my projects!

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