Well, it took me so long to get around to writing about this new Kickstarter project that it already reached its goal, then doubled it and just keeps climbing with still over a month to go. Obscura may be a woman, but she's creating a gay erotic dating sim game called Coming Out On Top. You play a college student who has just come out of the closet and must navigate the complicated dating world.
It's pretty much an interactive story where you make dialogue and story choices for your character that either helps or hurts his relationships with friends, teachers and potential love interests. But being an erotic dating sim, there's some raunch to it, too. I was actually surprised when the demo took a decidedly adult turn after some standard scenes. I'm not what you'd call a prude, but I was slightly taken aback by the scene, and the visuals were even censored in the demo! In the full version of the game, they won't be, but I almost wish that she would add an option where you could play a "softer" version that's less graphic. Wow, I do sound like a prude now!
You can check out the Kickstarter page for more details, and play the demo of Coming Out On Top at this page (available for Windows, Mac and Linux). There's going to be plenty more guys added in the final game that you can romance, but I don't care about them I just like knowing that I can put the moves on my unbelievably hot "straight" roomie, Ian! (Seriously, play the demo and tell me he's not the best!) I'm actually intrigued by the demo enough to want to play the full game (a $10 pledge to the Kickstarter will get you one!). Some of the dialogue is a little flat and cliche, but overall, Coming Out On Top has personality, humor, and cute boys. What more could you ask for?