My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is a traditional point-and-click adventure which stands out for its gay cast and eye-catching visuals.
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Mostly Positive (72 reviews) - 70% of the 72 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

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    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
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266 of 319 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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141 of 180 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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88 of 114 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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72 of 91 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
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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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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241 of 425 people (57%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
It turned my entire steam library gay
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2015
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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Voleron
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
Growing up in the early PC gaming era, I came to love point and click adventures such as Space Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island, etcetera. If you have fond memories of games like those, then you'll love "My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant". It has the same silly comedic style that I'd come to love from those sort of games, only with a gay theme that's suggestive, but didn't go too far... though I'd have been okay if it had! I really enjoyed this game; it was light-hearted and fun and took me back to when I was a kid. In fairness, if this had been a non-gay themed point & click adventure, I may not have enjoyed it as much, but since it appeals to me as a gaymer, I was much more willing to overlook some of the minor flaws of the game, the pros and cons of which I've listed below.

There are only a few down-sides to this game, one of which being that it was quite short. I finished it playing casually in under 5 hours of total play time. I wasn't disappointed from a monetary value perspective, but from a gameplay perspective, because I wanted to keep playing. I only now learned that there's a sequel planned and I really can't wait for the release!

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HIGHS
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- LGBT themed game that makes the story interesting for gaymers
- Silly humour that I LOVE, similar to that of the Space Quest / Monkey Island franchises
- Suggestive themes that didn't go too far
- Amusing story that captured my interest

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LOWS
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- Encountered a game crashing bug one occasion
- Short game - finished in under 5 hours of total gameplay
- Would liked to have seen a wider variety of items & interactions
- Would liked to have seen a wider variety of dialogue choices
- Voicing over the game would've added an extra level of fun

Overall, if you're a gaymer, you'll more than likely enjoy this fun game and get a few good laughs out of it!
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. s p a c e g a y m e l .
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Overall a very enjoyable game with interesting characters, locations and plot. LOVE the references, it is definately for both the LBGTIQ community and Sci-fi Lovers. only issues where a few minor glitches, nothing particulary bothersome.
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SuckerFreeGames
4.2 hrs
Posted: July 12
A rough around the edges gay sci fi comedy. It's enjoyable and it's getting a sequel.
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Kau.
4.1 hrs
Posted: June 15
Product received for free
FUNNY, enchanting, cute XD


10/10 would kiss andromedus again
10/10 loved my boyfriend gift
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SirLargeGaming
1.1 hrs
Posted: May 24
So bad that it is good. I cannot stop dying laughing. This game is horrible in all the best ways. If you want to contantly laugh at terrible jokes, funny characters, and strange worlds, this game is for you. The walk cycle alone is worth a couple chuckles. I am playing this for one of my let's plays with a friend. If you want to check out the game play you can here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_omT6TsRAlA It is honestly pretty funny. As a comedy game this is a solid 7/10, as a interactive novel it fails pretty hard. But if you want a good laugh, buy it.
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TatMark
0.1 hrs
Posted: April 16
Please game, spare me. My boner can grow only so much
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SaintBanquo
3.6 hrs
Posted: April 7
Simple, silly and gay.

It's enjoyable enough, but nothing revolutionary here. Some great dialogue, some scantily dressed men, some terrible puns. Gameplay is very, very, basic, so bear that in mind.

If you want if then pick it up while it's on sale, you'll feel ripped off if you spend a tenner on this.
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A Hyperion
1.1 hrs
Posted: March 21
What I expected: gay version of Leisure Suit Larry
What I got: A poorly made, unfunny, bug-filled, overpriced flash game
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EgoMouse
4.8 hrs
Posted: February 22
I didn't hate this game, so I will recommend it.
It's definitely not worth $14.99. The lowest price seems to had been $5.99. I'd say that is even pushing it. Hopefully you have a nice friend to get the game for you instead lol. Luckily, my friend did just that.
The story was sweet. The game felt a little too short. The game could be completed in four hours.
There's not really a reason to replay besides an extra feature of being in underwear the entire adventure. The graphics would be a bit inconsistent when using that feature as it will sometimes show him wearing a shirt in the textbox.
As far as bugs go, the game can sometimes be unresponsive, but it only lasts for a short while. There was one graphical glitch I had however it was fixed when restarting the game.
For a Point & Click game, there's not much to really click.
The humor in the game made me chuckle.
The innuendos in this game is pretty vast.
The art is passable. There's some inconsistentencies, such as the white pixels when you're riding the ship lift. However, I will say some of them are nice eyecandy.
There's not that much animations in the game. However, I haven't really played many Point and Click games. I don't believe many Point and Cick games have animations.
There's no voices in the game. The music is alright, not something I would download. It is very loud. I would turn your cpu volume down before playing.
There's not really any secrets in this game as far as I know.
There's also a lot of needless walking. I can click on a thing across the screen and the character will walk there only to say one line.
Is this a game you need? No. Is it worth checking out just for the gay theme? Maybe? The gay theme might be the only thing going for it. There's not many gay themed games, so it exceeds there.
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goldfrappian
7.0 hrs
Posted: February 6
Fun! Can't wait for another!
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