Steam, a digital distribution platform for games, has put together a queer indie games bundle for purchase. The bundle is priced at 50 percent off the total cost — the original cost of all of the games would be $109.93, but the bundle is selling for $54.93.
The seven titles are pretty diverse in terms of story, so here’s a brief rundown of each of them:
Gone Home is an exploration story-focused game about Katie, a 21-year-old who is returning to her family home after being abroad. The player searches their surroundings to piece together what has happened since she’s been gone. The game includes a prominent sexuality discovery storyline and also discusses abuse and infidelity.
2064: Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk adventure game that takes place in 2064 in Neo-San Francisco. It explores technology and social issues through the main character uncovering a robot-related mystery.
Tacoma is from the developers of Gone Home and is also an exploration game. It’s a sci-fi story that takes place in 2088 and involves the player reviewing actions and conversations from other characters who were a crew on a space station.
Fragments of Him is an immersive game that follows four characters including Will, a bi man who dies early in the game, his ex-girlfriend, current boyfriend and his grandmother. The majority of the story is about grief and how those characters process Will’s death.
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is described as a “anti-adventure game” and it is about picking up trash at a space shopping plaza. You play as the Janitor who is trying her hardest to get off of the planet. One interesting component of the game is that it includes a mechanism where the player can change genders at any time.
Ladykiller in a Bind is an erotic romantic comedy visual novel. The story follows a lesbian who dresses as her twin brother and tries to win a popularity contest. It includes a lot of choice driven interactions and BDSM sex scenes. The game was complimented for its positive portrayal of kink as well as mentioning consent often.
Your Royal Gayness is a visual novel about being a gay prince. You play as Prince Amir who is trying to rule his kingdom while coming up with new reasons to avoid marriage. It’s intended to be a fairy tale parody and has a lot of paths the story can take via player choices.
If these games interest you, the bundle will be available on Steam until August 21, 2018.