CoG that's low-key?

I really want to play a CoG that’s low-key. What I mean is, something where there aren’t a million different terms, kingdoms, alliances, and other stuff that’s really hard to keep track of. What I mean is, I’d like something like the stories of Visual Novels, where the plot takes a backseat and the romance is the focus. Any recommendations?

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Are you referring to CoG titles only or does this include HG titles?

For HG titles, Wayhaven Chronicles is the only title that I am aware of the focuses on romance. Book One is already out in IOS, Android, Amazon and Steam.

For CoG, I can’t seem to find any for now that focuses on romance.

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Creatures Such As We is a slice of life romance. There’s a little bit of setting–the MC is a tour guide on a moon base, and there’s a subplot that’s a game within the game that has some minor and easy to follow worldbuilding–but it’s definitely low-key and has a big emphasis on romance and spending time with characters.

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I haven’t tried this out yet. I have to check this out. =)

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You might like Love At Elevation, too. Romance is the plot.

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The Magician’s Burden is lowkey pretty lowkey. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: I guess it has lots of stats, but it’s a slice of life and there are no major stat check fails.

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I’ve played Wayhaven Chronicles, and while it’s amazing, it’s not quite what I’m looking for because the MC and the Love Interest don’t actually get together at the end, and it’s a bit heavy on all the meta terms that I don’t really understand.

I also played Creatures such As We but I was kinda disappointed that in the end, the romance is basically the same no matter which character. I wish there was a bit more variety, but basically that is kind of what I’m looking for :slight_smile:

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Definitely don’t play Choice of Rebels. :slight_smile:

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Allow me to impart, my list.

Psy High

Summary

A very charming slice of life about high schoolers with powers. There is a stat system, but it is extremely hard to mess it up. Prom, young love, evil teachers. It’s light and heartfelt. I enjoy it as an easy read.

Welcome to Moreytown

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There I was totally against furries when this little gem appeared. The main focus is to catch a criminal or something while living your life. You can join a gang or not, and it has some cute, if cliche romances. I liked it well enough.

Double/Cross

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I read this thing YEARS ago, like when I was 15 or something. You are a bodyguard for a rich person, and live in their house. Your goal is to protect them. There is romance, two I think? One with your boss and then another. I found you can basically ignore the stat system all together in this really, if you wish.

Yeti’s Parole Officer

Summary

I really didn’t even read anything that wasn’t romance. The title says it all. You are a myth parole officer, who basically watches legends like the yeti. It was a nice premise, had decent writing and was easy to figure out. Not much replay ability, but entertaining nonetheless.

Unnatural

Summary

Thia can easily be defined as young adult, with a good plot, and satisfying romance. Your family is murdered by a supernatural creature, prompting you to join and agency that deals with them. Maneuver through it and romance a little. You can die, but I found it rather simple.

Sixth Grade Detective

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You are a sixth grader, who is the local “detective”. Your main goals are to find a stolen bike, and get a date to the dance. Pretty heavy stuff there. It was cute, and heartwarming. It was also a simple, fun game. Some “awes” may or may not have been said.

Now I will add some in between ones.

Superlatives

Summary

It could be my guilty love of Lord Dusk, but I always adored this one. You are the temp leader of a “hero” society that’s leaders go missing. You must dodge amidst politics, your own life, and the mysterious missing superlatives. Most of the game comes down to common sense, but you can fail. I loved this one and always will.

The Courting if Miss Bennet

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This is more so for a female audience, but it is a Pride and Predgidice(how tf do you spell this?) based romance. I loved it to bits, especially the grumpy RO that just oozes everything I look for in a man. He’s basically my SO. It’s really simple, you are courting a man, and must choose a good one, and secure his hand. It’s very lovely and a romance well worth it. It can be difficult though, due to the proper and wordy writing.

Paradigm City

Summary

It is a bit of a coming of age story for your hero MC. It was decently difficult, but not annoyingly so. The romances were good and I would play it again. A very sound game if I must say so.

There are many more I enjoyed, that were not like Samurai of Hyuga, or Choice of Rebels (@Havenstone I see you, you mule loving person you!!) but these few should start you off well:

Enjoy. :slight_smile:

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That’s because it’s part of the series. Currently, Book Two is on the development and five more books to come per author’s plan.

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I know that. But honestly because of Wayhaven I don’t read incomplete series because the wait is torture T_T

honestly…a choiceofgame thats heavy on romance and nothing else…would be hard to find . Your best bet would be to go on Steam and find a real visual novel…who have nothing but romance…with tiny story as background .

I’ve played every MxM visual novel on the market… so that’s why I’m looking at CoG/Hosted Games. Maybe I should write a purely romance focused Hosted Game?

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you mean…you wanna write a romance focused hosted game? or change your question that ? XD I need more coffeee…:sweat_smile:

as an fxf player…I know the feeling though…I do enjoy a good story as well . I find romance only focused visual novel…a bit…well…not well written .

have you tried this one ?

The waiting part is hard, I agree. That’s probably why I read the author’s Tumblr to ease the long wait. I do encourage trying out other titles though, even if they are not romance focus.

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Yes, I played that game (and all Winter Wolves games as well). I also agree that most romance focused visual novels have horrible writing, but there are some gems (Heirs & Graces is one of them).

I don’t necessarily mean romance-focused only but rather any games without hundreds of terms, kingdom, alliances, etc. to keep in mind. For example, The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria was an excellently written game, and had lots of romance. But I couldn’t get into it because there were so many people, alliances, kingdoms, etc. to keep track of. I felt more like I was doing a job, always having to write down certain names, places, etc. (I have a bad memory) to keep track, and I wasn’t really spending much time enjoying the game. Does that make sense?

If you want MxM visual novel, I believe the English localization of Koshotengai no Hashihime is due to come out soon. Watch out for that one! It’s got an involved plot so not a simple story, but it’s got nice romances and because visual novel, route focused.

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If you don’t need romance, I made a game about a child’s low-key adventures in a village where not much happens. It’s basically an emotion sim with a focus on friendship, family and community.

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Well as well as the ones I offered I have many others that are WiPs and finished I can link.

If you will, I shall offer a drop down below for any who wish for good visual novels in general.

Since BxB was specified the first two tabs are those.

Enjoy ;3

Finished:

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Chess of Blades

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/618550/

The king is having a huge birthday celebration! Five days of dancing, festivals, and drinking, culminating in a grand masquerade ball. It just so happens that Rivian Varrison, the introverted son of a famous nobleman, is forced to attend this giant event by his father. By chance, or maybe something more deliberate, he runs into a host of colorful and shady characters, all with their own stories to tell.

But when a sudden and mysterious crime happens on the second day of the party, Rivian finds himself thrown into the middle of it, and has to discover the truth behind what really happened – and who the people around him really are.

Features:

  • 125,000 words – 12+ hours of gameplay

  • 3 BxB romance options (+1 unlockable route!)

  • 9 endings

  • 30+ CGs

  • Full English Voice Acting

  • 14 track OST

  • Windows/Mac/Linux/Android platforms

Dream Daddy (obvs)

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Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is a game where you play as a Dad and your goal is to meet and romance other hot Dads. You and your daughter have just moved into the sleepy seaside town of Maple Bay only to discover that everyone in your neighborhood is a single, dateable Dad! Will you go out with Teacher Dad? Goth Dad? Bad Dad? Or any of the other cool Dads in this game? With minigames, sidequests, and a variety of paths and endings, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is this year’s most anticipated Dad-based game.

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  • Dad character creator - Create your Dadsona!

  • Multiple endings per-Dad

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  • Written by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray

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Red Embrace

Summary

https://store.steampowered.com/app/796940/

“There are lots of predators out there… stalkers who’d just love to have a taste of someone like you…”

The graveyard shift at a dingy diner in San Francisco – that’s where MC’s story begins. It’s just another normal night, or at least it seems to be.

…That is, until a certain mysterious customer stops by, bringing the dangerous attention of a few people with him. When it rains, it pours, and suddenly MC finds himself in the middle of a war he didn’t even know existed… between vampires.

How does MC react to the dark, violent world that opens up before him? That’s up to you!

► Genre: Drama, BxB romance, dark modern
► Length: ~60,000 words
► Endings: 8 (4 good, 4 bad)

► Changeable MC personality & interests
► Different dialogue & choices based on personality
► 11 track OST with a dark, urban vibe
► 14 CGs

They are also writing a “sequel” that is based on the first but its a CYOA inside visual novel.

Requiescence

Summary

https://store.steampowered.com/app/530360/

Overview:

It’s been a year of hard travel, but finally, the young mage Kymil arrives at his destination.

He’s a Cyromancer - a spellcaster who wields the power of ice to smite down his enemies. Kymil learned how to harness his power thanks to his uncle, a well-renowned adventurer who hunted down treasure on every corner of the continent.

But his uncle was murdered in his home by an unknown assailant, and Kymil is driven to uncover the mystery behind his death. The only clue he has is an unfinished entry in his uncle’s notes about a mysterious cathedral in the middle of the sprawling Dead Plains…

When he arrives at the cathedral, Kymil has no idea what he’s searching for or where to go. But something in him presses him forward, and he’s determined to figure out the cathedral’s secrets, no matter how dire the cost.

Features:

  • 125,000 word novel – 10-15 hours of gameplay!

  • Unique hybrid of Western and Anime-style art – 17 CGs and 13 Characters with unique expressions!

  • Interactivity – 3 different romance routes with 6 total endings!

  • Partial English voice acting!

  • Full original soundtrack – 13 tracks total

It is old, but I liked it :3

Seiyuu Danshi

Summary

https://meyaoi.itch.io/seiyuudanshi

I haven’t play but it looks ineresting.

Dry Delight

Summary

I’ve been waiting for this, so excited to play it.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/530360/

A Roaring 20s Yaoi/Boys Love visual novel!

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
-W.C. Fields

Richter and his boss, Leslie, are detectives hired to help throttle the liquor business in 1920s Cleveland, Ohio. However, when Richter catches the eye of a charismatic mob boss, a different story falls into place…

Experience a Swing Era gay romance with authentic dialogue, an in-game glossary, and historical snippets!

» Genre: Comedy, BxB romance, historical (1920s America)
» Length: 20,000 words
» Jazzy period soundtrack
» In-game glossary with slang definitions and historical tidbits
» Completely free!!

A lot of the ones I put up are from Argent Games. They are a wonderful team of devs and I have enjoyed everyone of them.

Winter Wolves is also good, but you said you played them all.

WiP’s:

I’ll only put once thats seem likely to release this year, or have progressed enough to give a good vibe of the game.

Summary

The Royal Alchemist.

Summary

I must say I adore this game!

https://nifty-visuals.itch.io/royal-alchemist

Fantasy | Royal Court | Stats Raising

Royal Alchemist is a stats-raising Otome | BL RPG in a high-fantasy royal court setting.

Keep the main characters alive through the story while improving their skills and craft various items, fulfill quests and advance the country’s development.

The King was murdered.

The assassins have not been found. And the threat of rebellion hangs over the land.

With the succession thrown open and none of the three Royal Princes ready to take the throne, the King’s brother has assumed the Regency.

Hoping to protect the nation and its people and help the rightful heir to the throne, the Regent has sought the help from the High Council, a neutral and influential faction of powerful magicians. The delegate it has sent, however, isn’t someone the Eskian aristocracy prefers, for more reasons than it seems.

You are the scion of the ancient Rosenkreuz family, the High Council’s delegate and newly appointed Tutor to the Royal Princes. Can you navigate the maze of Eskian politics and guide the princes on the path of power? Or will you succumb to the murky intrigues of the court, and the ever-present danger of assassins?

:diamonds: Male or female protagonist
:diamonds: 3 dateable characters
:diamonds: 2 stats raising systems
:diamonds: Time management & quest system
:diamonds: 10+ Endings
:diamonds: …and many deaths

When the Night Comes

Summary

This is a very amazing WiP, a chapter a month, and is truly a work of art.

https://whenthenightcomes.itch.io/wtnc

When The Night Comes is an episodic fantasy otome game with supernatural elements.

You are a Hunter, and you’ve been called to the quiet town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of increasingly unsettling murders.

Immerse yourself in the world of Witches, Vampires, Demons and Lycan’s as you slowly unravel the mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.

The question is, are the creatures of the night the ones you should really be afraid of?

You might even fall in forbidden love along the way.

R18 for harsh language & scenes of violence (rating will be updated with further warnings as the game progresses)

  • 6 individual romance routes
  • 2 polyamourous romance routes
  • Player chooses their own pronouns
  • No gender-restrictive romances
  • 6 or more Unlockable CGs with every chapter
  • Hunter collectibles
  • A wide and varied range of dialogue options in every chapter that help you choose your path and mold the story depending on what choices you make
  • Your choices matter from the start! Choose wisely…

Love and Formaldehyde

Summary

https://arcadeparty.itch.io/laf

Nineteen year old Prince is terrible at telling almost anyone how he feels, and even worse at showing it. Without the ability to let his emotions show on his face, he’s always had a hard time making friends — even in the mortuary program at a welcoming technical college, Prince only spends time with roommate Daniel while nursing a distant crush on classmate Aodh .

When their professor assigns them to do a temporary internship together at a local funeral home in the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, will Prince finally have the chance to confess his feelings?

Or will life — and death — get in the way?

:funeral_urn:THE DEMO CONTAINS :funeral_urn:
-5,000+ words (~half an hour) containing the first two days of the story!
-A stylish, fully original six-track musical score!
-Introductions to every character!

:coffin:THE FULL DATING SIM ADDS :coffin:
-The other 25,000+ words, putting the full story at 30,000+ (~2 hours).
-Three endings, two with CGs, based on your choices!
-Six unlockable pieces of extra story content!

1st Degree

Summary

Ooo baybe I love this. I am a Hannibal fan and this, this brings me amazing joy. Amazing work!

https://parival.itch.io/1st-degree

1st Degree is a r18+ (or M) boy’s love game in development by Parival, LLC, a visual novel development team focused on boy’s love visual novels. The game will feature 4 routes - Aiden, Jun, Minami, and the twins Griffith and Leo.

A city on edge as a serial killer roams the streets…

Frustrated by one unsolved murder after another, forensics graduate student Rei Kuroshima decides to get his hands dirty to solve the crimes. He resolves to copy the killings to chase the serial killer known as “The Doctor” in order to figure out how the murders were accomplished. Along with his supervisor Aiden Steele, a detective oblivious to Rei’s identity as “The Copycat” killer, he must piece together a trail of evidence to uncover the identity of “The Doctor.” At school, however, Rei must maintain his normal student life while dealing with his obsession.

Features:

  • 4 Routes
  • 300k-400k+ word script
  • 9+ Endings
  • Partial Voice acting (may transition to full in the future)
  • 14+ track OST , each character has their own theme
  • 40-60+ UNIQUE CGs with 2-3 variations for a total of over 100
  • Multiple r18+ content, including gore and full BL scenes, in every route!
    -Future side stories!

1st Degree is a highly story based visual novel. We are focusing on trying to portray the best story we can with great writing and art adding to the novel. Each route will have its own premise and you will have to play at least 2-3 routes to get a true feel of the story! And remember–choose wisely.

There are soooo many, and choosing just these was hard but like, I love these WiP’s

You wanted MxM, thus I provided, but I will list some honorable mentions over all below, MxM, GxG, GxM, etc…

Summary

The Arcana.

Cardinal Cross. GxG GxB

Sounds of Verity. GxG GxB

Cinderella Phenomenon GxB

Rose of Segunda GxB

These Nights in Cairo GxG GxB

Never Give Up! GxB

Of Blood and Shadows BxB

Changling GxB

Queens Crown GxB

Confines of the Crown GxB

Chasing the Stars BxB

My Magical Demon Lover BxB

My Burning Heart BxB

VicBoys GxB

Regency Love GxB

ANNNDD A LOT MORE!!!

REEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeEEeeeEEeEEeeeeeeeee

So uh, yeah. I play a lot of VN’s. What can I say?

:3

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