A downloadable game

First Paradise is a CYOA/roguelike set in deep space. The game is presented as series of "sequences" set in a hard science­-fiction universe.

First Paradise is currently on hold.

First Paradise: Sequence 1

While coasting along the silver skirt of a star system aboard the survey ship, you and your crew discover something extraordinary. This discovery serves as a catalyst for the brimming emotional turmoil to follow shortly thereafter. The ships crew succumbs to bouts of depression and home-sickness, eventually they begin to deconstruct the value of artificial intelligence and their relationship with machines.

Trapped in-between their goal and the many worlds that represent home; First Paradise takes place hundreds of years from today. Its story told between distant planets by distant people. All seen through an ascii/unicode interface and volumes of interactive-text sequences. This is the story of a post-human's spiral towards catatonia in the vast emptiness of interstellar space.

Release Date: April 20, 2014

Publisher: Gnovahex

Price: Free

First Paradise: Extended (Windows)

First Paradise Extended is an active development branch. Gain immediate access to all future updates, expansions. And yeah, it's still free.

Release Date: April 17, 2015 ( Desura Exclusive)

Publisher: Joy-Toilet.com

Developer: JTC Gnovahex

First Paradise: Voyagers (Apsis Online)

Apsis Online is a minimalist science-fiction ASCII MMO set aboard a sleeper ship hurtling through space.

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Outhouz, Inc.


Voyager Mode, Bugs & Life

Sequence 1 Extended

Post-Surgical Wetware Rejection Syndrome

Notes From The Voyage Sequence 1


Dewaldo's Indie Spotlight (alpha)



The Wiki


JTC Gnovahex Team

Brandon Burnett - QA/Testing

Christon "Doop" LeJohn - Programming/Design

James "Soup" Russell - QA/Testing

Special Thanks to

Benjamin Power

Daniel Mazariegos

Daniel Ulloa

Luke "HavingPhun" Money

Michael Dorsey

NOTE: This software is currently unavailable.

Disclaimer: First Paradise is an ongoing project which means there may be occasionally be minor bugs in the software. If you find any, send an email to the janitor[at]joy-toilet[dot]com.