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Ertal Games: The One-Person Powerhouse Rocking Yaoi Visual Novels

Okay get comfy, grab your Yaoi mugs because we're diving deep into the crazy world that is Ertal Games. If you're thirsty for some English Boys Love visual novels, stop scrolling through mediocre fanfics and get with the program—Ertal Games is one of the studios where you need to be. With several projects super successful on Kickstarter and many themes that people tend to avoid, Ertal Games has made a name for themselves.


The Deets on Ertal Games


Ertal Games is like a Swiss Army knife of Yaoi brilliance. From the sublime romance of "A Hand in the Darkness" to the ominous allure of "Blood and Lust" this indie developer has a knack for tapping into the Boys Love psyche. Sure, it's a one-person show, but who the hell cares when you've got titles like "Lurkers" and "Night and Day"? Whether you're angling for gothic romance, historical drama, or workplace shenanigans, Ertal's got you covered. And not just in English but Spanish too.



Let's take a sec to get hype about the works such as "Deep in the Forest" and "Exes Assault!!" The first one sounds like a freaky fairy tale, and honestly, I'm already hooked by the name alone. Very excited to give it a go. But "Exes Assault!!" now that's the real kicker here.



Picture this (Golden Girls reference ha): Jorge, a dude who's got the emotional range of a teaspoon, suddenly has to grow the fuck up. And of all the nightmare scenarios he could end up in, he's got to work with not one, not two, but FOUR of his exes. Yeah, just yeah...drama.


First of all, Jorge's story is as relatable as it gets. We've all been shitty to someone we've dated (don't lie; I know you have). So, the game turns the tables and makes you navigate this minefield of awkward encounters and, oh yeah, possible redemption?

Now here's where it gets interesting. You've got two versions of this bad boy—SFW and NSFW. Which to me is a good choice for Yaoi fans just getting started in the genre.


The SFW version is safe enough to stream on Twitch or YouTube, but it's still got those "spicy situations." Here on Boys Love Universe we aren't worried over censorship but not everyone is like that so that's a win-win for other content creators. But if you're a daredevil like me, go straight for the NSFW version. I don't stream or create content. My voice is in my pen or keyboard or...anything I can write with. And I still prefer the NSFW version for all its glory.



Firstly, anyone who can manage this kind of storytelling scope solo deserves mad props. Ertal Games is delivering the kind of emotionally complex Boys Love content we're all starving for. Emotional and also shock value based games that we've all seen in some Yaoi OVAs before. Whether you want to swoon, scream, or get a little scandalized, there's a title tailored just for you.


Secondly, the relatability. Ertal knows how to tap into those universal themes that make us human—the need for love, the thrill of lust, and the complex emotional baggage that comes with it.


Lastly, if you've ever dismissed visual novels as "not real games," think again. Ertal is single-handedly proving that this genre can be as gripping as any AAA title out there. These games make you think, feel, and get utterly obsessed. I prefer visual novels way over AAA games because stories feel richer and raw when you play but also read/listen.


If you're really looking for English Boys Love visual novels that actually deliver on drama, romance, and a shit-ton of complexity, Ertal Games is your golden ticket. And seriously, support "Exes Assault!!" because that trainwreck-in-the-making is going to be the talk of the town. And by trainwreck I mean the plot is going to have its ups and downs like all Yaoi drama does.


Don't sleep on this indie developer, y'all. The buzz is real, and it's only getting louder. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some NSFW demo gameplay to dive into. Catch you later! Keep the Yaoi cu...coming!

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