Spoiler warning: Since this game is the sequel to YAGS, the game (and this post) contain abundant spoilers for YAGS, and it is recommended that you play YAGS before trying ZAGS (or reading this post).
(You can find out more about YAGS on the YAGS website.)
Zen: A Gay Sequel (or ZAGS for short) is an upcoming, gay, planner-focused, stat-based, dating sim that is the sequel to last year's Yearning: A Gay Story. (Phew.)
ZAGS takes you back to Chris' freshman year for the spring semester, but you'll instead play as Carlos as he navigates classes, friendships, frat life, and his libido (yep) during his pursuit of a boyfriend. Unlike YAGS, ZAGS will be more focused on the dating aspect, and is built around a weekly planner system, where you choose activities for Carlos to perform, and raise his stats.
But since this is a Bob Conway game, of course it's not that simple. The planner itself unlocks new options depending on your choices in the main game, and certain activities may change their effects based on your stats and decisions you've made. And, of course, player choice abounds.
This game is for adults only and features explicit sex as well as explicit CG images. While censoring options and the usual nudity patch will be available, you must be of legal age in your country of residence to download and play this game.
Unlike YAGS, ZAGS will be a paid game, but a demo will be available for free download. The demo covers the first month or so of the semester, and features:
- 50,000 words
- 3 sexy CGs and 2 new bonus images
- 3 optional (and replayable) minigames
- A variety of "routes" to follow
- 150,000+ words (probably 200,000+, in reality)
- 12+ CGs
- Additional minigames
- Three (and a half) full routes, plus a bunch of side stories
- Additional unlockable extras like development notes and lyric videos
You can download the demo for free from itch.io: https://bobcgames.itch.io/zags
You can also preorder the final game (estimated for late 2021 at the moment) at a discount. Your preorder helps make the final game better by funding additional art for the game!
Your favorite characters are back, with a few new faces.
Hang out with new and old friends at the frat house.
Find the courage to befriend the motley group of people at the school GSA club.
Or hang out with Chris' original crew and get your board gaming on.
You can follow progress on my twitter or on the itch.io page.
You can also visit the website at http://zags.bobcgames.com.
Let me know (either here, or on Twitter) what you're excited for, or ask any questions you might have!