Yearning: A Gay Story

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Yearning: A Gay Story (YAGS for short) is a realistic coming-out-focused character-driven slice-of-life visual novel where you play as a gay man starting his freshman year of college at a generic university somewhere in the midwestern United States. The game features dating sim elements, but is not focused on them.

You will interact with a cast of characters, each with their own personality and stories, as you navigate college life, develop friendships, play board games, and come out. With luck, you might even find a boyfriend.



A world where you can befriend people and see events from different perspectives, depending on your decisions
4 dateable guys* with their own distinct stories, with good and bad endings for each guy (9 endings in all*)
230,000+ words and meaningful choices
Collectibles system to track and reward your decisions
Achievements, for completionists
Unlockable in-game character profiles
An original soundtrack featuring "Yearning", the YAGS theme

* Or are there?

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6-10.14
  • Processor: 1 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Game is non-notarized. May not work with 10.15 Catalina
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu / SteamOS
  • Processor: 1 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

System requirements for Android

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Last Modified: Jul 29, 2022

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First Steps
Starting your college life
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Completionist
Finding all 333 collectibles
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Lone Rogue
Concentrating on studies, not romance
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Nothing But Love
Coming out to your parents
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Journey's End
Graduating from college
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Yearning: A Gay Story reviews and comments

Most of the other Western Non-Furry romantic visual novels I've played have some sort of gimmick that makes them special, but I can't say the same about this one. It's very similar to Coming Out On Top (It's also about a recently out college student), I don't like the art style and it feels pointlessly long. However the writing is not bad, I'd recommend it for people that have already played and liked similar games.
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