What’s “Coming Out On Top”?
It’s a video game about a college guy who comes out of the closet. It could also be called a dating sim, an interactive comic book, or visual novel.
It’s currently under development, with an estimated release date of December 2013.
Can I Play the Demo?
Yes. Download it here. You need to be at least 18 to play it. It’s not the kind of game you want to play with your grandmother in the room. Unless she’s, like, into this kind of thing.
Is This One of Those Flash Porn Games?
No. Though it’s got explicit and uncensored sexual content, it also has a lot of story and dialogue. If you’re looking for a porn game, you’re going to be really disappointed.
Imagine a graphic novel that allows you to make decisions that will affect the story. And yes, the censorship hearts will be removed in the full game.
Is This A Yaoi or Bara Game?
If by yaoi or bara you mean a game focused on gay male relationships, yes. If you mean a Japanese game with anime art and/or seme/uke relationships, no.
Why Does Everybody Look Like a Abercrombie Model? And It’s So Very White In Here!
There are non-Caucasians dudes in the game with their own awesome story lines. They just aren’t featured in the demo.
As for the body types? When I first imagined of my characters I didn’t think more than a handful of people would be interested in the game. I pretty much just drew for myself.
At this point I feel really odd about changing any of the existing guys dramatically. I’ll say this though~there will be an additional relationship in the game that will feature an entirely new dude who doesn’t look like the others.
I will also be introducing new dateable guys through future add-ons. Though they won’t be full-fledged relationships, there should be a lot more variety, and if any of the guys get really popular, I may consider making a sequel.
What Sort of System Do I Need to Play It?
A computer running Windows, Mac, or Linux.
What About Steam? Or an iPhone/iPad Game?
Because of the erotic content in the game, it’s not going to happen any time soon.
How Much Will The Game Cost? What Payment System Will You Use?
Somewhere between $18-$25 USD, depending on how many features it will contain. If you get on the mailing list, however, I’ll send you some pre-order info later this year. You’ll be able to get it at $15 USD. Email me at obscurasoft (at) gmail.com and say you’d like to be put on the mailing list.
I don’t know what payment methods I’ll be offering at the moment, but I’ll definitely try to cover as many as possible for customers worldwide.
Can I Still Contribute to Your Kickstarter Campaign?
Thank you for asking, but the funding period ended January 20th, 2013. I would love it if you bought the game though, and tell others about it. This will hopefully allow me to make more games,. :)
But I Really Want to Contribute and/or Get the Game at the Kickstarter Price! How About if I Use Paypal?
Thank you so much! Unfortunately, at this point in time I need to focus solely on game development. Using Paypal has a couple of issues that could potentially be very time consuming and/or distracting.
But if you email me at obscurasoft[at]gmail.com and ask to be put on the mailing list, I’ll send you info about preordering later this year, so you can get the game at a discount.
You’re A Woman. This Game Seems Like It Should Be Made By A Man. A Gay Man.
You’re probably right. I actually would have loved it if a gay man made a gay dating sim before I came along. The fact is, nobody, gay or straight, decided to make a full-fledged Western gay dating sim when I started this project, so here we are.
I do a lot of research though, and I rely on a lot of feedback from my testers, in a sincere effort to make sure nothing is “off.” Please feel free to play the demo and send me your criticisms. I appreciate all feedback, good or bad, since I’m always striving to make the game better.
The Demo Is Hilarious/Fun/Awesome/Hot, etc. and I Love You.
I love you too.