Can we talk about how Camp Buddy is literally like a digital hug for my gay heart? It's been my go-to comfort game for years now. Alright, before I get carried away with my nostalgia, let's dive into the meat of the matter. BLits Games is celebrating their anniversary this October, and boy, do they have plans for us.
Check out all the information on the official BLits Games website!
What is Camp Buddy About?
Keitaro Nagame, our protagonist, finds himself in this summer scout camp that’s basically brimming with vibes and drama. And it's called 'Camp Buddy,' because, duh, we're all about making buddies here...at camp. Yeah!
Now, Keitaro doesn't go it alone; he's got his childhood friend along for the ride. The camp is packed with these fascinating campers. They've got their quirks, their baggage, and oh boy—the stories they could tell!
But wait, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, as much as we'd like it to be. There's this underlying tension among the campers that’s, like, threatening to shut the whole place down. Gasp, I know! So it falls on Keitaro's adorable shoulders to bring everyone together and make Camp Buddy the haven it was meant to be. No pressure, right?
Your job? Help Keitaro navigate this emotional roller coaster. Choose your actions wisely, forge that special bond with your favorite camper, and create the sort of memories that even a sappy visual novel would be jealous of.
Double the Celebrations, Double the Fun from BLits Games!
This year is super special because it's not just BLits Games that's growing older and hopefully wiser; it's also the 5th anniversary of Camp Buddy! To celebrate, there's going to be an Art Contest!
The Theme: "Into the Future"
So the theme for this year's art contest is "Into the Future." What does that mean? Well, besides making me wish I could time travel to a future where I'm a less embarrassing person, it means drawing your fave Camp Buddy or Scoutmaster Season characters living their best lives five years or more after the game's events.
Rules, Dates, and All That Jazz
Start sharpening those pencils or, ya know, calibrating your digital drawing tablets, 'cause submissions open on October 27th and run until November 27th. The winners will be announced on December 1st.
Oh, and let's talk rules. Because yes, we need those.
You have to be 18 or older (as one should be when dealing with adult themes).
You can submit both SFW and NSFW art (you know where my preferences lie).
No violence, gore, or other themes that could make someone uncomfortable.
Original art only. No editing, no tracing—just pure creativity.
Judging and Prizes
The judges will be looking at art style, creativity, and effort. The grand prize includes a $250 USD via PayPal, a body pillow cover of your choice, a digital copy of Camp Buddy and Scoutmaster Season, and more. Runner-ups and honorable mentions also get some delectable goodies.
Discounts, Because We All Love 'Em
Don't think BLits forgot about the less artistically inclined among us (like myself, I draw stick figures while my talents lie in prose and prose alone). There's going to be a sale, y'all! Using the code 'BLITSANNIV', you can get a 10% discount on any product, and there's a special 25% off on a digital copy of Camp Buddy using the code 'CB5YEARS'.
So basically, whether you're an artist or just someone who appreciates the art (and the fine men within), BLits Games has something for everyone this anniversary.
Let me reiterate: Camp Buddy has been my comfort game for years. It combines just the right amount of heartfelt storytelling, saucy romance, and sex. I'm super pumped for all these anniversary events, and I genuinely can't wait to see what the community comes up with.
To everyone participating, good luck! I can't wait to see your art and maybe—just maybe—review some of the entries on Boys Love Universe!
And to BLits Games: Thank you for the countless hours of joy and excitement. Here's to many more years of creating fantastic memories together. Cheers! Raises a metaphorical champagne glass filled with tears of joy.