I didn't mean to offend you and by no means do I think VNs should be free, hell, I would've paid to play Katawa - no problem. Yes, the campaign is doing far beyond anybody's expectations, including my own.If you're going that route though I just hope it's a Visual Novel not a Visual Game as alas more than half of Winter Wolves offerings seem to be these days. more story and choices and less of the 'What do you want to do today? And I'm sticking to Visual Novel--doing a game (like a bonafide stat sim) would be far more complicated than I can manage in a year.
There are also other commercial VNs on the market, asking for far higher prices than 10 bucks.
If you believe VNs should always be free, that's certainly your opinion to hold, but I'm afraid there aren't going to be too many of them around, gay dating sim or otherwise. My apologies, I actually read the currently pledged amount as the asked amount.
Have fun playing these dating games and dress up characters to get them ready for their dates or visit the place of dates to do certain things.
These games are fun to play but can be challenging at times.
There is a simple relationship stat, but that's it.
I am told the strength of the game lies in the dialogue and characters in any case.
The defining factor is that both the playable character(s) and possible objects of affection are male.
As with yaoi manga, the major market is assumed to be female.
While the game is story and character based, it is an 18 game due to some erotic content. (Link is on the Kickstarter site.) And yes--the main criticism is not the writing so much as the fact all the guys look like models.