Crowdfunding for Gay Dating Sim Fantastic Boyfriends' English Version Launched
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Japanese developer Lifewonders launched an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday to release an English version of the Fantastic Boyfriends: Legends of Midearth (Shōkan Yūsha to F-Kei no Kareshi) smartphone role-playing game. The campaign is seeking to raise US$20,000 by June 29. As of press time the campaign has raised US$3,771.
Lifewonders describes the game:
In this homage to classic JRPGs, you play as a male hero who is summoned to the fantasy world of Midearth to save it from a demon king.
As if your hands aren't full enough, you'll also be forming bonds and falling in love with characters such as a fierce horned ogre, a monk skilled in magic, a rough Adventurer's Guild master, and a dragon in the form of a man (all male characters!).
Some of the rewards available for campaign backers include a digital and printed illustration card, a mini-soundtrack, a digital and printed visual book containing character notes and artwork, a character tapestry, a custom illustration drawn by BomBom (the game's artist), and a 3D mousepad.
Lifewonders noted that while the game is targeted toward gay men, the company "hope[s] to expand [its] projects to appeal to players of every sex, gender, and sexual orientation."
The campaign page noted that while the company hopes to release the game in as many countries as possible, the game may still be rejected by the Apple's App Store or Google Play services in some specific countries.
The page also noted that even if the campaign does not reach its goal, Lifewonders will continue to develop the game's English version, but it will take more time, as its development will be contingent on the success of the company's other projects.