Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim

A masculine orc faces the camera. The dialogue box below him says 'The Bigger issues you face in society are discarded into two piles: If it was such a big problem there would be rioting in the street, or There's rioting in the street, why should I listen to people who can't be reasonable?'
  • Developer: Mitch Alexander
  • Publisher: Not yet published
  • Year: Not yet released
  • Genre: Visual novel
  • Platform/s: PC (free demo)

Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim allows the player-character to engage in same-gender relationships with fellow orcs (all of whom appear to be male), while also prioritising NPC autonomy to create fully-realised characters and reduced instances of playersexuality. Consent is highlighted as particularly important in this game, as is the act of talking and spending time with companions in order to engage in relationships with them, rather than the typical model of exchanging gifts or selecting the 'correct' responses to dialogue repeatedly. Tusks currently has a demo available that allows you to embark on the first three in-game days, with the full game yet to be released.