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Scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to download the free demo.

You can download the demo without preordering the full game or paying any money. 

(In fact, please try it out first and ensure that it works on your system AND that you like it before committing to a purchase.)

What is ZAGS: The Role We Play?

ZAGS: The Role We Play (ZRWP) is an ATB-system combat-focused turn-based RPG, featuring an emphasis on skill and character interactions rather than dungeon exploration.

You'll take control of a party of up to four characters (from an overall pool of eight) and guide them through literally confronting and fighting their fears, including bosses with unique combat mechanics.

The game is set in the YAGS universe; however, prior knowledge of YAGS or other games in the series is not necessary to enjoy ZRWP.

Game Features

The free demo features:

  • Eight characters, each with unique skills and abilities up to level 10
  • Six different difficulty settings, including “Story Only” for casual play
  • Three "rooms" of enemies followed by a boss fight, representing one of eight routes in the full game
  • Optional scaling fights for additional leveling opportunities

The full version of ZRWP will feature:

  • Eight characters with new skills through level 80, as well as unlockable accessories
  • Six different difficulty settings, including “Story Only” for casual play
  • Eight distinct sequences of "rooms", each capped with a boss fight
  • A final boss, three optional scaling fights, and twelve additional unlockable challenge fights
  • (Tentative) transfer of demo saves so you don't have to replay from the beginning

ZRWP contains some sensitive content, including cartoon weapon usage and combat, homophobia, alcohol use, and shirtless men, and is recommended for teens and up.

You can also obtain some physical goods like stickers and magnets. (Or see the full set of available YAGS-verse swag.)

Why Preorder?

ZRWP will retail for a list price of $4.99 when it releases, so you can score a discount!

Remember to check out the physical rewards as well that all include a copy of the game!

If you're not comfortable preordering at this time, you can follow this game's devlogs or the Twitter hashtag for updates until the game's release.

The full game is due out sometime in 2023, but there is no estimate at this time.

What is YAGS?

YAGS, or Yearning: A Gay Story, is a traditional visual novel with dating sim elements following a (different) gay man's journey of coming out and navigating college life. Its sequel ZAGS, or Zen: A Gay Sequel, is a stat-based dating sim also set in college.

Playing YAGS or ZAGS is not necessary to enjoy ZRWP, as the game includes a prologue summarizing all character and plot information necessary for the game. 

However, ZRWP will spoil some plot points in both games and the YAGS universe as a whole, so it is recommended that you enjoy the games first before playing ZRWP.

If you're looking for visual or kinetic novels in the series, you will instead want to check out other works in the YAGS universe.

Updated 10 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Authorbobcgames
GenreRole Playing
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Bara, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Queer, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, Turn-Based Combat, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilitySubtitles, Interactive tutorial

Purchase

Get this game and 4 more for $25.00 USD
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Pre-order Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:

ZRWP Game

Exclusive content

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Basic Sticker Pack

A sticker pack featuring a Nate and Jake sticker, a holographic chibi Carlos sticker, a rectangular sticker (either Adam or Jake), a Jake headshot sticker, and one other random headshot sticker. (example)

Note: Post-payment survey completion is required for me to know where to ship your goods. Alternately, email me at bobcgames[at]gmail.com

Magnet and Sticker Pack

Two 2x2" magnets featuring Adam and Jake.

Also includes a sticker pack featuring the full set of eight ZRWP character headshot stickers, a Nate and Jake sticker, a chibi Chris sticker, a holographic chibi Carlos sticker, and rectangular Adam and Jake stickers. (example)

US Domestic shipping only. For international delivery, please email me at bobcgames (at) gmail.com.

Note: Post-payment survey completion is required for me to know where to ship your goods. Alternately, email me at bobcgames[at]gmail.com

T-Shirt and Sticker Pack

A t-shirt featuring your choice of chibi ZRWP character. 

Also includes a basic sticker pack: a Nate and Jake sticker, a holographic chibi Carlos sticker, a rectangular sticker (either Adam or Jake), a Jake headshot sticker, and one other random headshot sticker. (example)

US Domestic shipping only. For international delivery, please email me at bobcgames (at) gmail.com. T-shirt will ship separately from the stickers, directly from the manufacturer.

Note: Post-payment survey completion is required for me to know where to ship your goods. Alternately, email me at bobcgames[at]gmail.com

Signed Print Pack

An 8x10" print of Chris, signed by the artist David Stoll. Plus an 8x10" print of Jake, signed by the writer Bob Conway. Plus two exclusive 3x4" chibi stickers of Jake and Nate.

Also includes a sticker pack featuring the full set of eight ZRWP character headshot stickers, a Nate and Jake sticker, a chibi Chris sticker, a holographic chibi Carlos sticker, rectangular Adam and Jake stickers, and a signed bobcgames sticker. (example)

(Not recommended for destinations outside the US, due to shipping concerns. International delivery is not tracked nor guaranteed, and lost items cannot be replaced due to their limited nature.)

Note: Post-payment survey completion is required for me to know where to ship your goods. Alternately, email me at bobcgames[at]gmail.com

Download demo

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com.bobcgames.zrwpdemo-release.apk 122 MB
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ZRWP-demo-1.0912.0-linux.tar.bz2 99 MB
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ZRWP-demo-1.0912.0-win.zip 106 MB
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ZRWP-demo-1.0912.0-mac.dmg 101 MB

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