What genre of game do you feel is most in need of more representation?

Maybe because it’s that some people think it
wouldn’t be as interesting. Once the couple gets together all the sparks are gone.

Which isn’t true at all, I’m more than game to see a couple get together and we see how that progresses.


pfff…when peoples get together thats where the fun begin lol

In a story? I have experience, but in an IF setting? Hm, how would that work though?

because in an IF peoples want more romances choices.

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I think their point is that they’d rather read about the build-up to romance than an actual relationship.

Doing something you don’t like because your partner likes it isn’t “enduring each other” but, rather, learning to compromise. It’s something that many people tend to do for people they love because they love them and enjoy their company. And it’s typically returned. If you go into it with the idea of “I can barely tolerate you” then yeah, no one wants to live that way or play a game that reflects that.

If that’s how people here view relationships, it’s no wonder all anyone wants to play or read about is flirting and longing glances with a kiss or screw at the end!

WTF? Yeah, I don’t like that. I like puzzles like the ones that were in bioware games (KOTOR, I think?) where you had to spin the things around until they clicked or whatever. Been a while since I played it, lol.


hence why romances shouldn’t be treated like a reward of some kind. Because the ‘build up’ never end. It is still there. You still have to work for the relationship to keep working. With everyday things getting in the way, with life throwing shit at you, with the world around you going to hell…




Begging your pardon, but the M relationship isn’t “screw at the end”, it’s “screw whenever you feel like it”.


You should check out The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: An Affair of the Heart WIP, it’s the perfect mix of mystery and romance


Heartily seconded! Not to mention the writing in it is excellent! Lestrade is a delight, and Watson lives up to the general awesomeness of most Watsons in the media.


Good luck


Exactly. And that’s far more fun to read about than 90% of the book being glancing longingly at someone who you think may hate you before you finally get to kiss.

Dezh and Mason, not me and Mason. There’s a reason I don’t self-insert–while I would’ve totally been drawn to Mason over the other three (really, I would be drawn to Adam until I realized he was just going to play games and be emotionally repressed long-term and Felix if I hadn’t friend-zoned him first), I wouldn’t have lasted long in the Wayhaven universe. After waking up at the facility and finding they’d lied to me and caused the death of a child with their lies, I’d have “gone to the bathroom” and disappeared. Those fuckers never would’ve found me.

Barring that, I haven’t been through the shit Dezh has and wouldn’t deal with Mason the way she does. I don’t have her abandonment issues, either, lol. But, on the other hand, I don’t put up with being treated like shit, so I would’ve told him off, told Adam off, told Nate and Felix they should find a team with members that don’t act like pricks, and requested another team because there’s no way I’d stay on a team with my mother as the “boss.” Rebecca lacks the professionalism to remain reasonable when dealing with her adult daughter/son, and I would find it impossible to work within those confines. So, yeah, self-inserts don’t work because MCs are pigeonholed into behaving a way that is foreign to me!

And, just to add, as @JBento said, there’s no waiting to screw at the end with M. You screw when you want. And, eventually, end up with a relationship with them.

I’ll have to check out the Sherlock Holmes WIP. It sounds fun! I like mystery, and have gotten to point where I require romance in these games to enjoy them.

Another rec that I recently found (like yesterday, lol)… The Sun and His Arrows. Short demo but damned good!

It fits another genre I love, which is anything dealing with “gods” (little ‘g’).


I can’t imagine anything further from the truth – almost every single game released on the platform has a good variety of different love interests.

If there’s one thing The Gray Painter did well it’s that people found my monster legitimately scary.


Looks through the replies, desperately hoping people say horror.


if you are the one making the game, so yeah…gimme horror :wink:


turns on the news


Just straight forward fiction. Historic, Romantic, Sports, Dramatic, Thriller, Musical etc. Not enough non sci-fi/fantasy/super hero on here imho. Though I love those genres, I’d really like to see some straight foward stuff that is as in depth as some of the world building that goes into the fantasy or whatever. The cool thing about standard fiction is it requires no world building, and you can really focus more on character study. As long as you are at least well read in whatever you choose to write about mind you.


Please don’t do this, it’s very scary


This is wrong on so many levels :laughing:

It’s like they sat down and thought about how dark and terrifying the unknown horrors of the ancient ones in the abyss might be, and that one person steps up and makes the pitch “well that’s good and all, but I don’t think that’s really what people want, do you? What if, and here me out here, Cthulhu wasn’t out to squish humanity, but really just wanted to date them instead?”

Skyhooks reference?


So, instead of Cthulhu being out to squish humanity, it’s out to smash it?

Real world reference, unfortunately.

Hey, the lady asked for horror.


Worst kind of reference



So, instead of Cthulhu being out to squish humanity, it’s out to smash it?

lol I walked right into that one didn’t I?

Real world reference, unfortunately.

Sad, but understandable. There’s a reason why I rarely sit down and watch the nightly news. Nothing new there either. Skyhooks recorded a song with that theme back in the 70’s.

A person after my own heart :smile:


Low-hanging fruit tastes just as sweet, but take a lot less effort to pick. I never pass up on it. :wink: