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Steam LGBTQ+ Games Sale

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  1. [4]
    Whom
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    Of these, I recommend picking up Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor if you're okay with something where the actual systems aren't particularly...fun, but play into really strong anti-capitalist...

    Of these, I recommend picking up Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor if you're okay with something where the actual systems aren't particularly...fun, but play into really strong anti-capitalist messaging. I'd say that political angle overshadows its queer elements, but those elements are a very important part of what it's doing, still. It tries to capture this tension of gender dysphoria management and poverty in a way that's very compelling and unique. It's also fucking gorgeous, just look at that!

    I'd suggest watching Errant Signal's video on the game if you want a pretty complete look at why it's great. It might be a little too detailed to watch beforehand if you plan on playing, though.


    If anyone could give some insight into the visual novels on sale, I'd appreciate that. I really want to dive into lesbian romance / yuri VNs, but I have a hard time trusting that they'll be something which actually appeals to lesbians. I have a pretty good idea of how to tell from a glance if we're talking about manga or anime, but as much as I love VNs, I'm not confident in that area. Trans stuff would be even better, but I don't know how good that landscape is.

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    1. Deimos
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      I can't vouch for it personally, but The Expression Amrilato looks like a really neat game to me, and everything I've seen about it has been positive (even the Steam reviews are 100% recommended)....

      I can't vouch for it personally, but The Expression Amrilato looks like a really neat game to me, and everything I've seen about it has been positive (even the Steam reviews are 100% recommended).

      The game is about a girl who's transported to an alternate world (isekai, so hot right now), where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. The interesting part is that the alternate world's language is actually the real constructed language Esperanto, and the game teaches you some Esperanto by going through the story and learning how to communicate in the new world.

      I think it's a great idea for a visual novel, and it might be worth trying if you have any interest at all in Esperanto, or even just the general "learning to communicate in a foreign language" experience.

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      Akir
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      I'm not the person to ask this, but as a big Christine Love fan, I would recommend you play Ladykiller in a Bind. I'm not sure if it's on sale because I'm not logged in to my account and it's...

      I'm not the person to ask this, but as a big Christine Love fan, I would recommend you play Ladykiller in a Bind. I'm not sure if it's on sale because I'm not logged in to my account and it's NSFW. While the rest of her games are not specifically targeted to lesbians, they do have lesbians in them - "real" lesbians, not just fanservice. I particularly liked Analogue: A Hate Story.

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      1. Whom
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        I really respect Christine Love despite not being a massive fan of what I've played, so I'll probably give that a shot. I planned to do that eventually. Thanks!

        I really respect Christine Love despite not being a massive fan of what I've played, so I'll probably give that a shot. I planned to do that eventually.

        Thanks!

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  2. cptcobalt
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    I totally vouch for anything in the Life is Strange series. I play a decent chunk of games, so I don't mean it lightly when I say that the first Life is Strange is my favorite game of all time. I...

    I totally vouch for anything in the Life is Strange series. I play a decent chunk of games, so I don't mean it lightly when I say that the first Life is Strange is my favorite game of all time. I can replay it, rewatch it, whatever, and not get bored. I've been planning for a few years to get a reference to this game as my one and only tattoo.

    Life is Strange somehow captures just the right mix of the banality of everyday life while in high school (and legitimizes it, albeit with some admittedly corny writing) with the added twist of an interesting sci-fi time manipulation mystery. It was just something easy for me to fall into, and I really want more games like it.

    Life is Strange 2 is also great and introduces a different cast of characters (but in a shared universe). The game is still in progress and is being released episodically. It's wild to me that this game is covering topics relevant to today's world and yet getting almost no press from episode to episode.

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