"This Halloween? We're Exploring the Haunted Brothel" is like a furry bara Paper Mario. In this game you'll explore the eponymous Haunted Brothel with your two protagonists, Jasper and Varahn.
While the art and adult content is certainly worth it, what makes this game really remarkable to me is its comedic writing, attention to detail and, most importantly, the sweet, tender and heartwarming moments between the two main characters — how they constantly display affection for each other even in the kinkiest of circumstances and check for safe consent.
This tenderness makes the whole package come together in a way that's both sexual and heartfelt. Really worth your time, but do keep in mind the game is early in development.
Reamus, a young cougar from overseas, is living a simple life as an antiquarian's assistant when he's turned into a magic-user — a pervader as they are called — and thrust into a life threatening plot.
Pervader is the best example around of gay content exploring a dark, ominous fantastical setting. Its world building is solid and will be particularly enticing for readers who enjoy stories such as Lord of the Rings.
Play as Killigan, a bull barbarian on a quest to follow a treasure map with a cast of dateable companions.
A fantasy story that will take you through richly-constructed lands with their unique characters, all with great art, writing and some combat throw in. Your choices affect Killigan; will you play him as a barbarian or as a diplomat?
Great for readers looking for an imaginative, engaging adventure.
Mutant Alley is a short, 3D erotic game where you have a sexual encounter with a dinosaur. There are other similar games, but Mutant Alley distinguishes itself a bit by the quality of its 3D model (very nice work there), subject matter (dinosaurs are seriously underrated) and, I'd say, polish. It looks good, it works well. It's a very specialised, niche product.
Nerus is a mystery and romance visual novel inspired from the likes of Umineko: When They Cry and The House in Fata Morgana.
It focuses on presenting and developing an intriguing universe populated by "shapeshifters" — beings which, as the name implies, can change their form but carry mysteries that go well beyond their appearances.
While the romance in Nerus is strong and compelling, its strength as a narrative is in its long-lasting mysteries. It's the kind of story which will have you piecing together details for days or weeks.
Meet the minotaur from the old Greek legend, grow closer to him and manage a magical hotel.
Minotaur Hotel is romance story that mixes literary fiction with mythology and urban fantasy. Its romance is accessible and enjoyable to all lovers of gay content, but to those with an archeological or inquisitive mindset this game is a mystery built on top of Greek mythology, epic poetry and contemporary literature.
As you play, your choices — both towards the minotaur, Asterion, and as a manager of the hotel — will snowball into an unique playthrough and experience.
Quite possibly the most honest game on this list, Small on Top is a light-hearted, Undertale-esque 18+ RPG that focuses on and explores all the eroticism behind, well, small guys topping bigger men.
Spedumon's single-minded dedication to a specific erotic subject is engaging and captivating. An absolute must-play for readers of bara who like big, manly men bottoming.
A wolf mechanic sets out to get back at his ex-wife for being a neglectful mother the only way he can: a petty revenge plot that'll have him fucking her latest boyfriend!
This simple, sitcom-esque premise kickstarts a story of surprising emotional depth. Miles and "Boomer's" story is full of heartfelt moments that might just leave you wistfully looking at the screen.
Shelter is a comedy and as a work it's quite comfortable with the idea. Just as it starts it runs up to you with a dog's cheerfulness and gives you the jokes, shenanigans, toys and all the good stuff people like.
It's honest, and the art of making people laugh should not be underestimated. We all need some lighthearted shenanigans every once in a while.
Psychic Connections follows the framework set by games like Morenatsu and Extracurricular Activities, in the sense that it's a slice of life story with a cast of young men.
It distinguishes itself, however, by adding a little bit of spice with its supernatural twist — the cast of dateable bachelors are all psychics, whose particular gifts play a role in the story. The experience, overall, should be both familiar, in how its built on a tried and true formular, and fresh with its twist.
Sileo is a non-linear romance visual novel where you play as Adrian, a young wolf moving places to escape his old life and start anew in the idyllic mountain town of Woodcrest. There, he reunites with an old flame, makes some new friends, starts a new career, and perhaps even finds love as well.
A collection of kinky, raunchy erotic stories about orcs.
Orc Breeding is an unapologetic and uncompromising exploration on the themes and tropes of orc eroticism. You'll find sexually-liberated tribes engaging in as much love as they do warfare. A work tailored to people who love orc stories for the full raw, sexual context that comes with them.
Endless Bounty is from the same creator of Extracurricular Activities, a slice of life dating sim.
In contrast, Endless Bounty is a puzzle adventure game made with the most precious pixel art and an extraordinarily relaxing original soundtrack. It's like playing with a little toy box, which — surprise! — was made with Ren'Py of all things.
It's a small and enjoyable game. Good for relaxing during a cozy night.
"Step into the hooves of Flax, semi-awkward stallion and recent university graduate. After four hard years of study, you are finally free and ready to start doing whatever you wish with your life—right after you take advantage of the surprise getaway gifted to you by a friend.
Travel to the beautiful African-inspired holiday town of Paardenrust, rich in history, natural splendour, and gorgeous males. Meet the inhabitants, get to know them, and decide if there's any you'd like to know even better. Spend your leisure time exploring the ancient manor house, enjoying the many activities in the town and surrounds, or simply wooing one of the many handsome residents. What more could you want from a holiday?"
The safe for work version of Minotaur Hotel, designed for readers who may not feel comfortable carrying adult content in their devices.
This version does not show sexual content on-screen or nudity, but still retains the mature themes of the original version.
While technically safe for work, this game is still not recommended for underaged readers.
"When Stars Fall is a gay (semi-linear-leaning-toward-non-linear) furry visual novel dating sim set in the fantasy world of Eamia. The main character, Marcus Carver (customizable) wakes up in an empty field with no memories save for his name. On his journey to find answers, he finds himself enrolled in an academy for adventurers and meets a few different persons of interest who may help or hinder his search for his lost memories. In this tale will Marcus find his answers, make new friends or foes, find love or sorrow? The choices are up to you.
As the story progresses Marcus meets four datable characters (with a fifth to join sometime after January) who can be friend or foe depending on the choices made."
Extracurricular Activities, one of the older and long-lasting Western gay visual novels, is a dating sim-esque VN with a frankly exceptional amount of content.
After years of development Dyne has written a nearly unparalleled amount of writing for its cast of five dateable characters, entirely composed of characters which explore bara-esque body types and masculine personalities.
Password is a mystery-focused VN that delves into a mansion with a plethora of secrets, to the tune of a unique gameplay mechanic.
While trying to discover the mysteries the mansion holds, you'll also be able to thoroughly explore a relationship with each of the main cast, all of which dive into deep psychological topics that feel intensely personal.
And with its driving "password" mechanic, each of those topics and the traumas associated are compounded further. An excellently written and captivating experience overall.
"What's the hardest thing to say to someone you really care about when you're not sure how they feel about you? Four-Letter Word is a gay, furry visual novel about love and some of the many different paths through life it can take you. Play as one of two roommates with a shared history who are on their own journeys to figure out who they are and what they want, and help them find the answers they seek."
In Limits, you play as a young man in a quiet but lonely life that is transported into a world not dissimilar to his own but populated with anthropomorphic creatures and steeped in some form of magic embodied by mysterious orbs. Through pure chance or a twist of fate, he is aided by friendly strangers and comes to learn that, sometimes, those you thought gone might just be in another world. Follow his journey as he tries to adapt to this new world, learn of his past and the mysterious orb he has, and maybe, find someone to love.
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"Distant Travels is a sci-fi visual novel focused on the theme of Quantum Entanglement, and the question - can feelings be entangled? With scars of the past, and recurring dreams that seem as they're about someone you know. And the looming threat of the Endless White consuming the world..
But wait. You're just you. A network tech working a job with little prospects of moving on... Until, there's a job opportunity. Will this job lead you to a better life or just lead you to feel the same failure you once felt?"
The Smoke Room is a non-linear horror and romance visual novel from Echo Project. You play as Samuel, the sole male prostitute in one of Echo's brothels, who makes a terrible, life-changing mistake.
Here you will explore a different Echo in the year of 1915, in which it is a young town filled with hope. There are four routes to choose from, each one with different romanceable characters and exploring different aspects of the town while Samuel tries to prevent his secret from being discovered. The Smoke Room offers the player a puzzle box as an incentive to play all the paths in order to collect clues.
Nekojishi is gay furry dating sim in which you play as Liao, a college student that has recently awakened as a spirit medium.
Following this event, three spirits, his Guardian Tiger, a Clouded Leopard, and a Leopard Cat, ask him to abandon his studies in order to work as a medium in their respective communities. You will spend time with the three cats, navigating through a complex maze of choices, to reach the best solution for everyone involved or just each cat's respective ending.
Nekojishi is a complete VN and is also free.
"After Years is an adult themed Visual Novel that features kemono (furry) characters. The story revolves around Welkin – a young wolf who after six years finally reunites with his childhood friends during late, summer vacations.
Spend a week in the peaceful, seaside town of Rochelle and follow Welkin, who wants to make up for lost time with his friends. Make decisions that will affect the bonds between him and his three companions, with the potential of starting a romantic relationship. Love knows no bounds."