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Fantastic Boyfriends

We often laugh at Japan’s open approach to nudity, sexuality and the male gaze. Feminism and its influence on gaming just isn’t the same there. However, this JRPG won’t get accused of being sexist by the usual crowd; instead, it’s all about saving the world while pursuing a happy homosexual relationship.

Fantastic Boyfriends: Legends of Midearth is coming to the Western market. Well, assuming it gets some help. Made by a gay audience for a gay audience, it’s certainly not something we see all the time.

In this homage to classic JRPGs, you play as a male hero who is summoned to the fantasy world of Midearth to save it from a demon king.
As if your hands aren’t full enough, you’ll also be forming bonds and falling in love with characters such as a fierce horned ogre, a monk skilled in magic, a rough Adventurer’s Guild master, and a dragon in the form of a man (all male characters!).

Well that’s certainly a refreshing approach to turn-based RPG gaming. The story will still be the typical coming of age JRPG storyline I’ll bet, complete with Geoff’s favourite cliche of the mom waking you up to start your adventure of saving the world. I like that it’s taking a new spin on things and it’s definitely cool for gay gamers who so rarely get to see their sexual orientation represented outside of Bioware games.

While the developers are hoping to bring the game to iOS and Android, they do need some extra funding to make it happen. So, if you want to see this game on the app store, or if you just want to support unique games like this, head on over to their page to throw money at them.

Last Updated: May 22, 2015

49 Comments

  1. Delano

    May 22, 2015 at 14:08

    Us gay guys have been role-playing for decades, if ya catch my drift *waggles eyebrows*

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  2. Trevor Matrix

    May 22, 2015 at 14:09

    Now here is a game I won’t get! Screw all the Gay Men!
    (Sweet Lords Above I hope by now Lazygamer catches my drift!)

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  3. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 22, 2015 at 14:10

    Uh, okay?

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  4. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    May 22, 2015 at 14:11

    Main character seems very young to be in a relationship with such an old sensei.

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 22, 2015 at 14:13

      Just as long as he caries a valid ID on his person at all times proving he is at least 18 it should be fine…

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      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        May 22, 2015 at 14:14

        Looks really young, but then again, that’s how the Japanese draw characters.
        http://res.cloudinary.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_limit,w_620/v1432099498/nxpmjxgnyr512us3k3o3.png

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        • RinceTheElfRoot

          May 22, 2015 at 14:15

          UMAR? Is that you?!

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          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:15

            I’m the red hot ogre. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

          • Hammersteyn

            May 22, 2015 at 14:16

            nice try 😛

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:17

            Not enough RRRRR?

        • Trevor Matrix

          May 22, 2015 at 14:23

          Call me silly but the age of the protagonist won’t affect me at all. Is there an age restriction on falling in love? I haven’t seen it confirmed that the relationships in the game is going to be sexual in any form…

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          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:26

            Nothing about sexual content, nor was I insinuating it. The men that acts as love interest all look above 40 and 50 yet you hardly look 20. Just seems odd.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:28

            Dude! You talking to a guy whose 68 year old dad is dating a 23 year old girl.

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:31

            I’m not saying having a relationship like that is odd. It’s an odd choice for the game as it’s weird they didn’t choose love interests closer to the protagonists age as it’s more relatable in the context of a dating sim.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:33

            Love is an odd thing my friend! Please do not try and apply science and logic to it.

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:35

            I’m not applying it the concept of love in general, I’m only, and solely talking about the game. Having a dating sim with the majority of the love interests all over 50 seems like an odd choice.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:38

            I get you. Though I always believed that Game authors are the exact same as book authors. They will write stuff we do not always understand. Sometimes it is best to just go with it.

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:40

            It is only my opinion. I respect a creator’s vision. Not saying they need to change it or do anything about it. Mostly just how I view things.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:42

            Oh! So you are one of those tiny dicked fuckers who simply must swing it in our faces, right?
            (Sorry. Had to do that. Just now you all think I can be “nice”)

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 22, 2015 at 14:42

            Suck it!

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:43

            Oh no Princess! I am not into tiny dick!

        • 40 Insane Frogs

          May 22, 2015 at 14:54

          Maybe the big guy has a thyroid problem?

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  5. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 22, 2015 at 14:24

    Gay gamers.
    Gaymers is just a bit easier to say, but it probably isn’t entirely politically correct.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 22, 2015 at 14:25

      gg

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 22, 2015 at 14:28

      How’s about we just call ’em Gamers?

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      • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

        May 22, 2015 at 14:30

        That’s exactly what I meant about it not being politically correct.
        Though I have actually seen a gay guy use that before as a joke, so I suppose it depends where it’s coming from.

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 22, 2015 at 14:32

          Some people can make a joke. Some can take a joke. Other people are so PC that I gag just being in the same room as them.

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          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 22, 2015 at 14:32

            And then there’s you. ;P

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:34

            And then there’s me. You are right. But honestly, the whole Roxy debate just made me realize I am never going to pussyfoot about stuff. Hence I went from Dutch to Trevor…

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 22, 2015 at 14:37

            I noticed you changed. Still, Dutch is one bad ass dude.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:39

            Dutch is. But you would expect Trevor to be more of an open/brash guy than Dutch.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 22, 2015 at 14:40

            For sure.
            Dutch is more tactical 😉

    • Goal9

      May 22, 2015 at 14:30

      Most of us dont care to be frank. :V

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      • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

        May 22, 2015 at 14:32

        😀

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  6. Goal9

    May 22, 2015 at 14:28

    Sounds interesting. Might have gotten it if it was on Steam. Now if only they would localize Morenatsu.

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    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 22, 2015 at 14:39

      There are so many games I would’ve bought if only it were on Steam. Steam just makes everything so much simpler.

      Reply

  7. Ranting Raptor

    May 22, 2015 at 15:47

    Well that’s going to bring a whole new meaning to tentacle porn……

    Reply

  8. Matthew Tyler Preston

    May 23, 2015 at 08:01

    clicked this link just to find out what this was called so I would know not to buy it.

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