My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is a traditional point-and-click adventure which stands out for its gay cast and eye-catching visuals.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (51 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014
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About This Game

What would this gay space hero be like? The answer is he's a charmer - gaymism.com

Smarter than it needs to be ... a light-hearted adventure - gaygamer.net

Introduction

My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is a traditional point-and-click adventure but stands out for its gay cast and eye-catching visuals.

On the surface, the storyline is standard science fiction fare: you play as retired space captain Tycho Minogue, dragged back into active service in order to foil the nefarious plans of a powerful interplanetary tyrant who is taking his fleet from world to world, subjugating the free people of the galaxy. But there are twists! A tale of love, loss and adventure spread over three planets and several lightyears, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is the gayest game ever made.

Some Key Features

  • Full length gay themed point-and-click adventure game
  • A superb blend of comedy, drama, romance and mystery
  • Artwork by award winning artist Joe Phillips
  • Over 70 scenes and 40 characters
  • Source included
  • Accessibility options for vision and hearing impaired players

What The Fans Are Saying

Thank you for a wonderful game playing experience, and the fact that it was a 'gay game' made it ever so much more enjoyable for this gay player. - John

I'd like to compliment you on the game, My Ex-boyfriend the Space Tyrant. I enjoyed the artwork, the tongue-in-cheekiness, and the sense of a campy space-adventure. It's nice to have a gay-centric game, especially since most games are heavily influenced to appeal to the straight guy-gamer. - Jason

It's a whole lot of fun, as a gay guy this is the game I've wanted to play all my life! - Brian

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 8-bit Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 8-bit Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu/Mint/Debian
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 8-bit Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Running on an non-apt linux distribution? Game should still run, it just means we have not tested that distribution.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu/Mint/Debian
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, 32-bit colour
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Running on an non-apt linux distribution? Game should still run, it just means we have not tested that distribution.
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I cannot recommend this game for as long as it costs 15€.

I did have fun playing it and the dialogue made me laugh, but the poorly drawn backdrops and characters put me off tremendously. The screenshots shown in the store page are misleading because the art in this game is very inconsistent: sometimes it's ok, sometimes it's awful to the point that it looks like it was drawn on MS Paint.

It's also very buggy, sometimes the interactable things on screen would no longer be interactable, the main character often walked all over the screen and it also crashed more than once.

TL;DR: Awful art, very buggy, expensive.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I like the fact that someone made this game. It's so different from most other games on Steam. And some of it is genuinely fun -- I think the first act is more enjoyable than the rest of the game. But the gameplay mechanics are just barely tolerable. And the ending is surprisingly discordant with the theme of the game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Just finished this game and I loved it. If you like campy inuendos and a bit (well a lot!) of male eye candy this is the game for you! It was over too fast and now I'm wanting to go another round - but this time Tycho can stay out of that restrictive uniform! ;)

It's worth noting that the developers have also included accessibility options which is pretty cool.
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233 of 278 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
The Good

- Has a nice space-camp feel to it that's reminiscent of the old Space Quest games.
- Finally a game geared toward homosexual men (although perhaps it's relevant to mention that I am not gay myself.)
- The dialogue is very short and to the point.


The Bad

- Not very well animated. Many of the characters don't even have animations.
- No voice acting.
- The writing seems very lazy. Many times when I observed a hotspot in a scene I got the default "Nothing interesting here."
- Very Glitchy. The game froze up on me twice and one of those times I had forgot to save in a while. There was also a problem where my character would just walk off the screen and this happened a lot.
- Short length and the ending seemed very rushed.
- Too much sexual innuendo that just isn't very funny

Perhaps it's breaking ground here with it's gay themes but that aside it's really not that good of a game. It feels like a very cheap novelty.
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120 of 152 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is a decent point and click game. Gay jokes may get few laughs. But this is something you play online for free in flash game sites. The game feels very cheap so over 10 dollar price tag sounds greedy. If the game gets a big price drop and you happen to like gay jokes, you can give it a try.
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