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New video game imagines what it’s like being gay in a post-apocalyptic wasteland

People being what they are, finding love is one of life’s central challenges — but it would probably be even more difficult if you were gay and aimlessly wandering through a scorched post-apocalyptic wasteland.

That’s the scenario imagined in the upcoming PC game Who We Are Now, which casts you as Wes, a dreamy but doom-laden figure haunted by ghosts of the past and memories of those he lost in the Endtimes.

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Wes decides its time to return to a settlement called Home in search of new beginnings. Once there, you’ll meet Elder Mohra, who runs the town, and two of your main love interests, Jesse and Xander.

As you get to know these characters, you’ll get to chaff against their considerable defenses and neuroses as you come to better understand the challenges they’re facing in this brave, barren new world.

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Sex figures prominently in the game, but developer Bryce Duzan tells Kotaku, “I want to explore how these relationships can develop.”

Currently, the game is still in development — in fact, you can donate to their Kickstarter here. While the final product is expected to be ready sometime in April 2018, you can play a rather lengthy demo to whet your appetite, if you happen to own a PC.

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4 Comments

  • Heywood Jablowme

    You can tell they’re gay because they live in a “post-apocalyptic wasteland” and they still get nice haircuts. And one guy even makes his bed. (The other one has apparently given up on that.)

    If I lived in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, I know for sure I’d give up making the bed. Also I bet I wouldn’t have my bedroom curtains tied back neatly like that – who wants to look out at a post-apocalyptic wasteland?

  • barkomatic

    Well this is a new angle. Actually, gays in a post apocalyptic wasteland sounds interesting though it appears they all still eat very well and make time for the gym based on their physiques. lol

    I’ll check out the demo later.

  • radiooutmike

    I have always loved post-apocalyptic films, short stories, games and novels. Oh, and now dick. So, seems like a natural fit for me.

  • Bayonetto

    Thanks for covering more visual novels and queer-based gaming. I’m really happy to see this and your article about Coming Out On Top so close to each other. People can take the piss out of stuff like this, but it brings me a lot of joy to see more of this content. I also appreciate the highlighting of work by queer creators that’s about more than some muscular guy without a shirt on.

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