By Colin Malone / May 25th, 2015
Do you enjoy dating sims? But do you feel that they’re missing that little something? Maybe that little masculine touch? If that’s the case, then the Japanese studio, Lifewonders, has just the thing for you!
Lifewonders has started an Indiegogo campaign to speed up an English for release their dating sim, Fantastic Boyfriends: Legends of Midearth. According to the devs, if they can make $20,000, they’ll bring the game to the West. This money should help to cover the testing and translation of the game, along advertising and PR.
The game will be coming to iOS and Android devices. The developers have said that they hope the game will be able to bring more variety to the dating sim genre, and maybe even to video game relationships as a whole. They also say that, while they game is targeted towards gay men, they hope the game will appeal to everyone, and they hope to bring it to as many people around the world as possible.
Despite this, they do note that, because of differing cultural norms for some countries, it might not be able to be released in all regions. It’s really up to the owners of the online stores whether it will go up or not.
The gameplay of Fantastic Boyfriends is meant to homage to the classic RPGs of yore. You play as a hero who was summoned to the fantasy realm of Midearth to save it from an evil demon king. Along with saving the world, according to Lifewonders: “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.”
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