A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Please purchase on Steam or Google Play

ZAGS is currently unavailable for purchase on itch. Please try Steam or Google Play instead. (If these are unavailable to you for whatever reason, please email me at bobcgames (at) gmail.com)

If you already own the game, you should continue having access to download the files.

What is ZAGS?

About The Game

Zen: A Gay Sequel (or "ZAGS") is a gay, planner-focused, stat-based, dating sim set in college. It is the sequel to Yearning: A Gay Story ("YAGS" for short), a visual novel about being gay, coming out, and making friends.

If you have not played YAGS, it is recommended you do so before playing ZAGS. However, ZAGS is a self-contained story that can be played without any prior knowledge of the characters or universe.

The demo features:

  • A fairly open storyline -- choose how to spend your time
  • 50,000+ words
  • 3 sexy CGs and 2 bonus images
  • 3 optional (and replayable) minigames
  • A variety of "routes" to follow
  • An original soundtrack featuring "Zen", the ZAGS theme

The full game features:

  • 240,000+ words
  • 24 sexy CGs and 13 bonus images
  • 12 optional (and replayable) minigames
  • Four (and a half) romantic routes, plus plentiful side stories
  • A bunch of unlockable extras, such as development notes and lyric videos

Adult Content Warning

The demo and full game feature content of an adult nature, including explicit gay sex, nudity, alcohol (ab)use, depression, and strong language.

The game's CGs are censored by default, but can be uncensored via an optional (and free) patch. (An uncensored Android build is also available for the full game.)

In addition to the patch, the game features a setting to censor or skip explicit content, for streaming or LP recording purposes.

What You'll Get

You will, of course, receive the full game itself, for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices. (And yes, the uncensored version is available for Android, while a patch is available for all other platforms.)

In addition, you'll get access to the ZAGS Soundtrack, featuring Zen (the ZAGS theme), as well as acoustic covers of both Yearning (the YAGS theme) and Zen, plus a couple other bonuses.

You'll also get a PDF version of the ZAGS coloring book that you can print out and color.

Want more? We have some other limited rewards, including physical swag, available here! (Or see the full set of available YAGS-verse swag.)

Physical (and Premium) Rewards

In addition to the game itself, you can purchase physical rewards such as stickers and signed prints. Or put yourself in the game! See more details here.

Items include:

  • Stickers, including stickers signed by the writer (Bob Conway) and musician (Andrew Russell)
  • Magnets
  • Cardboard coasters
  • 8x10" prints, signed by the artist (David Stoll)
  • A print version of the ZAGS coloring book
  • Engraved wooden coasters or pint glasses
  • Design a side character and put yourself in the game

If you have already purchased the game and want to upgrade or purchase physical rewards, please shoot me an email at bobcgames (at) gmail.com.

(Or see the full set of available YAGS-verse swag.)

More YAGS and ZAGS

The YAGS Universe

You can also check out the entire YAGS-verse, including additional games and writings in the series.

ZAGS Companion Fics

A series of Companion Fics are available for free reading, which expand on the stories in ZAGS similar to YAGS' Companion Fics.

You can access them on the ZAGS website here. It is recommended that you complete the game at least once before reading any of them.

Afterward: A Gay Series (AAGS)

A post-ZAGS series following Carlos and Adam in San Francisco is available for free reading on the AAGS Website.

You can also purchase the kinetic novel version of the fics, featuring CGs, minigames, and character profiles!

ZAGS: The Role We Play (ZRWP)

A turn-based ATB RPG themed around Halloween, where the characters literally face and fight their fears. You can purchase the game now!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(29 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsBara, coming-out, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Queer, Romance, Slice Of Life, Yaoi
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Joystick, Touchscreen
AccessibilitySubtitles, Blind friendly
LinksSteam, Twitter, Homepage


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