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 (31 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
210 of 246 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
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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106 of 133 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
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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63 of 82 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
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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46 of 58 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
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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186 of 335 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
It turned my entire steam library gay
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
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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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
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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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
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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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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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16 of 33 people (48%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
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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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
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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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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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20 of 43 people (47%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
The Game is very typical of point and click adventures, you have to pretty much try everything because even the most unlikely thing can be what you need to do and it is very short. The humor was very tongue in cheek and sometimes called on breaking the 4th wall. For those fearing the "gay" label, outside of the cast of muscled men and a few ladies, there isnt really much going on. The game focuses on the story and the quest, focusing most of the "gayness" into the canned humor instead of the interation between characters. That aside, it was a good game. While not really worth the steep price tag for such a short game, if you like the style of gaming and are willing to shell out the cost considering the length, don't let the homophobes scare you off.
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16 of 35 people (46%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It's the best game I've ever played.
It's even better than Bad Rats.
If you do not have this game in your library, you are a terrible person and a fascist.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This looked like a neat game, and I bought and enjoyed it for a while. Right up until I hit progression blocking bugs in the game script. This is a game I really wanted to play and enjoy, but I wouldn't recommend for broken core functionality. If you really want to enjoy the game, watch a LP.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Great game!!! loved it
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13 of 32 people (41%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
This game can be fun, it's a pretty bad because it requires stupid windows home, but if you can get through that then it's a pretty fun game. Not scary, more action, can be hard the first time you play.
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38 of 86 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Like most things it had good and bad points.
The animation and graphics were occasionally shoddy and inconsistent.
The menus and click detection areas were sometimes awkward and clunky.
But looking past its gameplay flaws it had a great story which got a bit touching towards the end. Beneath the light hearted comedy and sexual innuendo there were some dark points which added needed depth to the story universe.
I'm glad I played it.

There definitely needs to be more gay content in the gaming industry. Both gay themed/orientated games and gay content inclusive games.
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12 of 33 people (36%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Ok......At the time of writing this I have not played it that much, and playing it for 30 minutes I had a good gaming experience, first of all I would like to state 2 irrelivent facts, im not gay and i dont play many point and click adventures, but this might just get me into point and click games, first of all it is fudge packed full of funny one liners and conversations that have had me s♥♥♥♥ering for a few seconds, second of all it is presented with a very "FABULOUS" soundtrack, like seriously, In games I tend to notice a good soundtrack and third, in my opinion this is a very well made game and im glad I bought it and to everyone else....its a game.
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