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 (44 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
30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
A hour and a half into the game, and i'm yet still waiting for things i bought this thing for.
Sure, there was some mildly funny dialogue, but comedic writing here definitely takes itself much more seriously than it should. It's kinda-sorta passable for a funny reddit comment thread, where people joke about point and click adventure tropes. Does it make up for game's other deficiences, can it carry a game by itself? Hell no.

So far game made me think exactly zero times, most of the time i just watch protagonist awkardly walk at badly drawn backdrops. Interface is clunky, hotspots are badly set up and the whole experience is rather... tedious.

I guess we're still living in the world where "gay game" is such a novelty, people eat up products like this and even have something good to say about it just because it happens to be gay. I guess some people still want it to be "a niche". Oh well.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This game was really funny. I bought this game as a laugh to play with my girlfriend, but instead, it turned out to be an engaging story for the short time it lasted. I've noticed that every review for most of the games on this site often contains a lot of personal bias, so I figure I should be fair to this game and to everyone else and show my viewpoint from two different perspectives.

As a straight guy examining the game's gender tropes, this game was fun. Characters break the third wall and talk directly to the gamer, a tool that showcases a lot of the games true humor. The most often trope in video games is "hero saves damsel in distress", but here, the main goal is a reunion between the main character and a past love interest, who is by no means a damsel. Several other homosexual characters and comments made by them shine a light on how few other video games defy stereotypes and show that relationships can come in any shape or form. I REALLY enjoy a game defiant enough to turn common tropes around. Creativity is really the only thing that keeps game development a fluid marketplace.

As a gamer, this game was a short, funny adventure. The nature of the point and click game genre often requires a lot of going back and forth between different areas of exploration, and there are some moments where a detail that you didn't catch may end up making you explore an area you have already been to several more times. The game has a high contrast mode for vision impaired players, a nice touch if you're having too much trouble searching for the right things to grab. However, despite this, the game itself is fairly short; you should be able to finish the whole thing in under a few hours. The art style is not exceptionally thrilling, but the dialogue is hilarious and finding all of the hidden jokes and sexual innuendo was exactly what I expected.

All in all, I would recommend this to others, but only if the price for the game falls below $8 or if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket. The ending scene makes the whole game absolutely worth it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Between the rediculously long and akward walking scenes and the constant need to put his clothes on it became boring. The process of getting from one task to another and the 'storyline' were mildly interesting. There is no way to interupt his walking when you click on an exit which made it difficult when you realise you missed something but must now wait for him to finally get to the next section then repeat the process. However the only good thing I can say Is I got through the game. I think if it had clearer hints and less walking time with the model pause before he turns where you need to go it might be more interesting to me. Instead I was bored halfway into the first section. I think at one point in the game he was walking on water.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This game is about the quality of a flash game on Newgrounds from 2003. The price is pretty ridiculous, even on sale, so know what you're getting into. It's not horrible or broken, but it's simple, buggy, and poorly animated. The protagonist has a habit of walking off the game screen and having to be reset. The puzzles in the game are straightforward and with the hint system you'll never be stuck. The humor isn't quit as bad as other people say, I'll say I chuckled a couple times throughout the two hours it took me to beat it.

Really this is worth maybe a dollar or two, and even then, I bet you can find a flash adventure game that rivals it for free.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
As other reviewers have noted, there's a lot of boring and pointless walking backwards and forwards and back again in this game. Similarly, some dialogue could use work: some opening conversations were relevant earlier in the game, but are bizarre when they're repeated. Surely it wouldn't have been too difficult to throw in a generic greeting?

Those are fairly minor squibbles - or should be. The walking, though: slow, frequently illogical, and at times frustrating enough to make me question whether it was even worth continuing. As the lead character thinks later in the game: "This is going to be a long game." He forgot to add "needlessly".

There was some jarring change in artwork at one point late in the game, for what amounted to an extremely lame joke (or at least, that's the only reason I can think of); and I'm still not sure what happened in the grand final scene, other than by imputation: it's almost as if there's a part of the scene missing.

On the plus side, the eyecandy is great - Joe Phillips is always reliable! - the humour generally good, and the storyline interesting enough to keep me playing - with enough "I didn't see that coming"s to keep me on my toes. Some of the puzzle solving, while usually logical, can take a bit of nutting out (although some others are telegraphed a bit too much).

On balance, thumbs-up wins - but it was a close-run thing. And the sad part is, the things that brought this game down were easy fixes. If the game testers had done their job properly, or the developer followed up on their advice, this could have been a MUCH better game.

All that said, though, I look forward to the already-overdue next project from this developer: it's nice to have a gay-themed game that is not embarrasingly over-the-top (Joe Phillip's artwork aside, but I happily forgive him that). Sure, some of the dialogue is corny - I'm looking at you, lift - but overall the game is not nearly as corny or stereotyping as some reviewers would have you believe.

Having unlocked the alternative play version, will I play the game through again?

Yes - but not for a while.
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23 of 45 people (51%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Omg fellas thus game is just super. You get to dress up and do a fashion show. Endless pénís references, tight clothing, the whole shebang. There's even aliens. You can say sassy things to your shipmates. It's fabulous. I recommend it to everyone if all ages. What a super treat.
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230 of 274 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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119 of 151 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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73 of 96 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
The gameplay is rather simple, even for a point and click game. You can't even click away after making a move choice. However so far of what I've played, I've enjoyed the story, and I am loving the little jokes (some sexual, some normal) that are within the game, and I love the inneundo lift :D

Haven't played enough yet to comment on if the price is justfied, etc. But I like what ive seen so far :)

***Updated***

On further playing, clicking too many times on things (when getting impatient) can cause the game to crash, and you lose all your progress (because of no autosave ¬_¬)

There isnt a massive amount of bugs, but the one or two I have found, are so terribly game breaking, that I cannot recommend this game, if it was under £5 then maybe I could, but the current cost is too high for what it is.
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56 of 72 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
Lets just say I was actually looking forward to this game. Being a fan of John Waters, I was attracted to what I thought would be "campy". In my humble oppinion, this doesnt even have much "camp".

This game is like buying a novelty from a sex shop. You're never going to actually use it. It's a joke.

The game itself lacks any actual gameplay. I grew up playing Space Quest games, and other point and click's. This has no puzzles. If any of it was intended to be puzzling, then it was really easy. The comedy is decent, i'm a huge fan of the innuendo lift, but it really stops there for me.

After playing the game for 1.5 hours, I hit a gamebreaking bug. Cannot restore save file. So, I sent my troubleshoots to the dev. I was shocked to actually get a respone.....but here I am almost 2 weeks later and I still do not have a fix for this horribly overpriced novelty of a game.

I am all for supporting gay games, but this is just a disgrace. I do not suggest anyone spend money on this, it is a halfassed game.

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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
You'll have some laughs and it's not a bad little game even though I've said I wouldn't recommend it. However, the pricepoint is way too high for such a short game. You can play through the game in an hour maybe drag it out to 2 or 3. There's just not enough here to carry the pricetage it's asking. With so many games to choose from these days, just because it's gay-themed (and hey that's something, I'll give it that) doesn't excuse the lack of content that any other game would be criticized for. Voice-acting would have been a nice addition as would several more planets to explore along the way. Maybe if you can find it super discounted at the Summer or Christmas sale it would be worth purchasing. Maybe.
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222 of 387 people (57%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
It turned my entire steam library gay
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18 of 35 people (51%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
I recommend it because I enjoyed it. It's a cute game with a likeable protagonist, and the story is pretty interesting(also you might not enjoy it if you lack a sense of humour). I didn't like the ending though but not spoling it :P The art is MSPaint but it's drawn quite well for MSpaint, some people don't like it but I really don't mind the art. Better than pixelated artstyle*hides*. Yes, there's no voiceovers but all the chat bubbles are pretty short and to the point so you don't really need it imho, instead the game has some nice music :) And I think $15 is pretty fair for this game, I had the misfortune to buy less enjoyable games for more. Got a few hours of entertainment out of it which is pretty good. The game froze 2 times though so I had to close and re-start it again so make sure you save often!
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17 of 35 people (49%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Short and sweet. even though i liked the game, i dont see it being 14.99. more like 2-3 dollars. It was funny at parts and i even got lost a couple times. But im happy to support gaygames.
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9 of 19 people (47%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
The game was cute, fun, and whimsical. For what it was, it was enjoyable. The major drawbacks were a clunky user interface, lackluster animation (despite otherwise rather nice art), and by far the worst: it was just too short! Especailly for the price, I'd have liked to see a more well-developed game with more to do in it, more storyline, etc. That said, as a first effort and a lovely step in the right direction, I do recommend this game. Just be aware that some of the price might be considered more of a friendly donation than being entirely justified.
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9 of 19 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I don't know why I bought this.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Although the game was not fantastically animated or programmed, it had a funny/sweet story for you to follow along to. Games like this are opening the world of gaming to the gay community. Playing a game where the guy saves the girl all the time gets tiresome; playing in a world where guys had boyfriends and girls, girlfriends was refreshing. I can only hope that there will be more games with this concept in the future.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Between the raunchy but witty dialogue, there lies a vast ocean of great game play. Unlike most point n' click adventures, you don't need to combine random objects to solve a puzzle. The objects are fairly logical. However, it doesn't mean the puzzles are easily solved. You do need to think, but not like a developer. The hints for puzzles often come by trial and error, and by interacting with the NPCs. Got something in your pocket? Show it to someone! You never know where it will lead.

I'd have played it in one sitting but I had to go to bed. Definitely a game worth playing in one sitting.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Great retro style game. Reminds me of space quest. I only really got stumped once but it is just right for a challenge and a laugh without overly difficult puzzles.
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19 of 42 people (45%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cweXjN2rcjA&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Should this game go on sale to be around $6-$8 us dollars then I can recommend it.

So what do you get in this game, well its an adventure point and click game, one where you play as a gay space captain. Many people may not like that fact, but that is what the game is about. The game is a comedy above all else, it does not try to take its self too serious, I mean just look at the title of the game. Is it worth a few laughs, yes, and while I did laugh at the gay undertone of the game, I never found the game insulting or rude to the LGBT community. The writing does par off later in the game, and it lose some of its fun, only to pick up a few giggles here and there towards the end.

The main issue with the game is that it lacks polish and depth, from proper screen resolutions to sound sliders, and an over all UI smoothness. Even the puzzles are very simple and that may be good for people new to this genre of game. The art style in the game is simple at best, and why I am not amazed at how this game looks I don't feel I will be taking anything away from it with after beating it.

The game is a comedy if you go in thinking its supper dubber serious about it then you will be only upsetting yourself. Its simple and worth a few laughs but not at $15. Thank you for your viewership and support for more reviews be sure to check out the channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/SocioPyscho
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