Today, the recent release of Super Lesbian Animal RPG in niche games seems to greatly please people who enjoy the idea of a game called Super Lesbian Animal RPG. It is a classically inspired turn-based RPG about a group of anthropomorphic animals who are in love with each other in different ways and fight strange monsters in a dungeon to save the world and/or overcome their own fears.
Fans call it SLARPG, and they really like it. Apparently a lot, as 98% of the 191 Steam user reviews are positive at the time of writing. That’s exceptionally good, to be fair, and I say this as someone who spends a lot of work time seeing how well-received recently released Steam games with a few hundred reviews are.
It’s not just fluff reviews, either. Many of them express sincere gratitude and enjoyment or admiration for the game or its gameplay. “The title initially made me suspect that this could be an ‘ironic’ game, so I was quite happy to find out that no, it’s completely fair game (no pun intended),” said a (opens in new tab) review.
The story of SLARPG follows Melody, who has become a healer to support her friend/best friend Allison’s dream of becoming an adventurer. There’s also their buddy Jodie, who’s kind of a knight. The game describes how they go on adventures and generally cause absolute chaos and/or danger to those around them.
I especially like the sound of the wizard named Claire who, as far as the community is concerned, is constantly “on the verge of causing untold amounts of mischief (damning the planet)”. This is the kind of energy I want to manifest this year.
“They’ll also battle some spherical frogs, travel to a forgotten land in the sky, befriend a robot or two, and piss off the local librarian. But that should go without saying,” the official description says. “You can make them kiss,” it adds, as a special bullet point below.
I think the summary of this whole thing is, the Queer Furries seem as happy as ever, whether anyone else is paying attention or not. May all niche communities be so blessed.