Coming Out Simulator 2014 by Nicky Case

A half-true game about half-truths. You play as a semi-fictional version of me, on a night that changed my life forever. Choose your (my?) words wisely. Every character will remember everything you say - or don't say - as you figure out how to approach my (your?) hyper-conservative Asian parents. And if all that seems confusing or awkward... well, that's the gist of coming out as queer, isn't it? [Author's annotation]
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Review by ellieisshooketh
08 Mar 2017
If I wasn't scared to come out before

Review by MidnightHipster
03 Mar 2017
A very touching, and a very true story

28 Feb 2017
Let's get the doesn't-matter-at-alls out of the way. Straight. 21. M.

I think that this game has already had glowing reviews from those it relates to, and enough has been said about what it means to others; so I will provide just a down to earth of how enjoyable this game was when removed from the story and message(s).

The Positives
Very replayable, even past the 3 "endings". Thoroughly enjoyable story overall. It's a pretty self-aware game, though I suppose that comes with the territory of this kind of game. I definitely enjoyed the style and presentation of the game. The dialogue at the very least felt realistic.

The Negatives
The dialogue left some things to be desired. It might have been a little bit of cringe, or perhaps some redundant options (seeing what. whaaat. and whaaaaaaat.). I would have rather seen some more interesting expansions in retorts/replies. It might also have been that without much context into Asian culture itself, one could not connect in a completely immersive way (e.g. it's your Asian culture that's backwards). Luckily, I happen to be Asian and could see where the author was coming from. The text speed was a little bit too quick, if one slowed it down around 0.5 seconds, it might have been much better.

This was probably not the review needed, but I like retaining fairness above all. Hope you've sorted or will sort things out with your family Nick. Best luck.

Review by Book Lord
20 Feb 2017
I am not bi or gay but I appreciated this game and it brought on the "Feels" so to speak. I Hope you can continue making great games!!

Review by tonyromoistrash9
22 Jan 2017
i am now desgusted

Review by tonyromoistrash8
22 Jan 2017

Review by Blastoff88
14 Jan 2017
Okay this made me cry
Just play it, it'll be worth it

Review by KreatorKat
13 Jan 2017
Amazing and important :)

Review by avatar_rosequartz
07 Jan 2017
As a bisexual person myself, I connected with this game so much. Thank you for the amazing experience, and Nicky (can I call you Nicky?), I genuinely hope you are happy and will keep making these amazing games.

Review by Shirogane
07 Jan 2017
This is my second time finding this game, the first being a year ago when I was very much questioning myself and my identity, and I needed all the reassurance I could get.
The first time through, I left with a smile on my face from the final coffee-shop dramatic scene.
My second time through, and I'm in tears.

I have come out inbetween the first and second time playing, and I'm very openly gay (and proud!!). I have no doubts about my identity or hatred of who I am, I feel really confident as a queer person nowadays. This time playing, all those feelings of confusion and loneliness and feeling so lost just hit me like nostalgia....

But in a good way. It shows me how far I've come. This game is absolutely, truly a wonderful piece!! It really gives a hug as well as a punch to the face (haha,...h a h... thats not funny.) to all the queer kids who come across this nicely made game.

If you're reading this and are part of the LGBT+ community, and are in either place I mentioned above, I'm proud of you and I love you!! (It gets betterâ„¢)

[TL;DR this game is great and im very, very gay]

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Nicky Case
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Published 30 Jun 2014
Listing added 31 Jan 2015

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