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Why Can't There Be More Games Like This?!?!


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So, I've been playing this game on Steam (also available for Windows, Apple, and Android) It's a Visual Novel called Our Life: Beginnings and Forever, produced by GB Patch. If you've never played a Visual Novel before, think of Japanese anime, with dialog options to choose from. However, what sets this game apart from others of the same genre is that choices are actually important. Instead of 2-3 responses for choice, this game gives a player 7-9 or even 12 options to respond with! And instead of a cardboard cutout of some lame character "archetype", these choices also impact the love interest, Cove Holden. How you respond to him will change his growth as a person over the course of the story. Seriously, I laughed, cried, and even got angry/annoyed with some characters at various moments! I am absolutely enamored with this game and its heart-melting cuteness!  :heart:

  • 4 chapters featuring free and paid downloadable content, spanning four life stages. (Chapter 4 is currently TBA.)
  • 15 years, 4 summers, and (maybe) a $20 bill?
  • Play as male, female, or non-gendered, with a fully customizable avatar. Details can be changed in later chapters, including gender!
  • The game features two "rival" romantic characters, but the romantic scenes are also TBA.
  • Choose to ignore Cove Holden, romance him, or simply stay friends until the end.

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Hehehehe....Just a little news update. The DLC for Step 3 will be released on April 16th!  :P Don't wanna give away too much, but there's some new artwork, five new scenarios or "Moments" to play, and the story will now include options for employment status, if the player chooses to have a job. Step 4 will be released in Fall 2021. Guess we gotta be patient for a while longer!

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Actually, the Steam website has, like, a whole PILE of games created for and by the LGBTQ community. They have almost 700 games with LGBTQ characters! From what I've seen, though, most of those games aren't on the same level as this one.  :D

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Hehehe! I've seen some of these, but usually ones that aren't, exactly, SFW. 😮

Anyway, this is the kind of thing I do like to play! I have to be careful, though, cuz I can get addicted to games like they're Crack if I'm not careful! :gikkle:

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Another announcement! GB Patch received so many requests like "I wanna see episodes with Halloween/Christmas/Valentine's Day!", they decided to make a sequel, titled Our Life: Now and Forever. If anyone is wondering about the current game, don't worry! GB Patch has promised they will release the new game later, and ONLY after Beginnings and Always has been completed! Gameplay will be very similar to B & A, with two key differences: whereas the first game focused on a " Summer " theme, the sequel will have an "Autumn" setting. The second difference is that there will be TWO romantic interests: Tamarack (female), and Qiu (male/non-binary). It will also be possible to (partially) customize the MC's mother, so she matches the features you select for your avatar.

The MC and their mother move to a new town, high in the mountains. Their new house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, between two other homes where Qiu and Tamarack live.

Description from Steam:

Tamarack Baumann: Queen of the Forest. Tamarack is full of appreciation for everything around her. She loves to collect whatever catches her eye, and she is equally happy to share her good fortune by gifting small, random objects to others. Because of that, Tamarack's always got a large bag in tow during her explorations.

She may be off in her own little world, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for you in it; quite the opposite. Being a fellow newcomer gives you a better shot at reaching Tamarack than anyone else.

Qiu "Autumn" Lin: King of the cul-de-sac. Qiu has a few quirks that everyone familiar with him knows. One such quirk is the notebook he always has on hand. Qiu is scatterbrained, needing to sort his thoughts by actually writing them down. He also commonly uses it to leave little notes for people when he has something to say.

With easy charm and confidence, Qiu sets the pace on the cozy street where he was born. He'll welcome you to his world with open arms, happy to take you under his wing if you're in need of a friend.

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