So this is my first time writing an interactive story and posting it on this forum. First thing first, I’m not a native English speaker but I am good at language since I prefer to use it a lot. Still bear with me if there is any wrong grammar that you read or misspelling. Second, this is a boy’s love story or commonly known as BL, In which you will play as a locked gender male gay character and BL story experience. Yet this is a story not just about romance or dating simulation, but it also tackles coming out and has a slice of life theme, you’ll find out more if you play the demo. This story game is not just for gay or people who love to read BL, but this story is open to all, including straight readers if you want to try, and if you don’t like reading boys’ love story then this isn’t for you.
You’re a gay guy in the closet living in a religious town with Dad for a Pasta (Pastor). Then one day you got outed forcing you to run away from home. Your Mom manages to find you and tells you about your grandparents in Hawaii. There in Hawaii you will experience a wholesome journey of life. In which; will you find love? Drama? A wholesome magical adventure?
- Play as a male gay character and experience your own BL story as an MC.
- Go through a wholesome journey of coming out and plan on what to do with your life.
- Enjoy a Boy’s love story meeting the three RO’s available in the story you’ll meet which you have no choice to reject at all. (You have to choose an RO because it’s a BL story but you can break up with them in the end if want. The readers will also have a lot of time to decide which RO to date since I’ll make sure you the reader experience friendship with them first.)
- Work at your Grandparent’ diner and find out if you can handle it.
- Experience the family drama and awkwardness that comes along with it.
- Enjoy the island and find some of its secrets that are yet to be discovered.
**Author's note (Possible spoilers)**
So I’m gonna ask it myself now, why write this story? Well, I’ve enjoyed reading interactive novels and when I play; my MC is always male and gay. When I try to do the romance route in the story and the reaction from NPCs has always felt unreal in some way. I mean I understand that who would read an interactive novel filled with homophobic NPCs but I want to write a story in which there is the reality of what’s like being gay the story, filled with the acceptance and other variation of reactions to experience reality in the story itself. I also read a lot of BL and Yaoi, so I want to apply that type of fictional boys’ love story in an interactive novel setting.
This interactive novel isn’t about just romance between two boys but it also let’s the reader experiences the hardship of being gay MC from people who can’t understand or don’t accept it but it’s also filled with acceptance in which some people will love and understand the MC. I know that interactive novels give an escape for the readers to leave the stress and problems in life for a moment to experience a whole different world that interactive novels offer. For me this interactive novel that I’m writing is experimental and I have doubts if I should even continue writing this but for now, I’m continuing it. I don’t know if I’m the first one to write this kind of story topic or there is already like this but I want to write it anyway and hope that many would enjoy it.
He has short black hair straight ear length, white skin, blue eyes, 5,9 feet height, 21 years old.
He’s calm, quiet, and reserved personality with a high sense of self-awareness. He’s 2 years older than MC.
He has wavy mid-length neck blond hair, Tan skin, hazelnut eyes, 5,8 feet height, 19 years old.
He’s outgoing and active especially with a surfboard, as he sometimes loves to surf at the weekends at the beaches. He also has a childish personality especially with Kai if they both hang out together.
He has short messy brown hair, black eyes, light brown skin, 5,6 feet height, 19 years old.
He’s sweet, humble, and very caring for others. Kai is a native Hawaiian and lives with his family. He’s also a caring sweet older brother to his younger siblings. He also works part-time at his Dad general store.
She’s your grandma, she’s sweet and kind. You can use any nice old lady face claim for her.
He’s your grandpa. He’s grumpy, and you’ll eventually like him as the story progress. As for your grandpa’s face claim, he looks similar to, Frank Reynolds in Sunny Philadephia, cast by Danny Devito.
**RO's face claim**
This my face claim for my ROs that I can make, but imagine your face claim for the RO’s if you want, I just made this using an AI image generator.
**General questions that might be asked or not:**
Why is the story base in Hawaii?
Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m not from Hawaii, nor any states in the US as well, and I said I’m not a native English speaker. All my knowledge of the culture and place of Hawaii has been based on extensive research. I only chose Hawaii because it’s very similar to my country’s beautiful beaches and the US culture is very similar to my own country’s culture.
Is there an upload schedule?
There is, but it’s flexible. My regular upload for one chapter is 3 months. If I upload in one or two months, that would be a miracle and early for me. My late upload would be in 4 months, and if I haven’t uploaded within 4 months. I would probably inform you guys why it’s been long.
When do you think this story can finish?
I plan and hope that I will finish this interactive story before I graduate from college. The story has already a skeletal structure to follow, and it will only have 12 chapters. Still, I can’t be sure I can finish this before I graduate, but I will finish this. And if I near my graduation, I would go overdrive writing the story, LOL.
The demo contains possible triggering content that includes homophobic remarks that are not intended to discriminate against the reader or the LGBTQ+ community but is part of the story itself. So player reader discretion is advised . And if you do encounter this part of the story, please provide feedback so I can assess if I should moderate it or add a skip option to it or improvise perhaps or if it’s just fine.
Word Count 179k
Average Play through 48k
*Few editing in chapters 1 to 3
*Chapter 3 is now complete
*Updated some stats
*First Hidden achievement available, but no notification if achieved.
*Few changes made in chapters 1 to 3
*Chapter 4 has been uploaded
*Updated some stats
*Second Hidden achievement available, but no notification if achieved.
*Improve grammar and scenery description in Chapter 1-4
*Chapter 5 has been uploaded
*Updated some stats again
*Third visible achievement available, but no notification if achieved.
*Improve grammar and scenery description in Chapter 1-5
*fix some code error and inconsistencies in the story
*Chapter 6 has been uploaded
*Updated some stats again
*New art design in the game
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/play/zavarian12/boyslove-alohabeach/mygame/