The universe of Yearning: A Gay Story (AKA the YAGS-verse) consists of the following games and works. You can find information about each of them below.
(Many of them are also listed alongside my other games at the games page of my website.)
Yearning: A Gay Story (YAGS)
Visual Novel | Rating: M | 2017-2019
The start of it all. YAGS is a traditional slice-of-life visual novel about making friends and coming out in college.
It is around 230,000 words, and places heavy emphasis on player choice. It is focused more on the characters than romance, although there are dating sim elements.
YAGS was on the Shortlist for the Melbourne Queer Games Festival 2020.
See also the YAGS website.
Zen: A Gay Sequel (ZAGS)
Visual Novel | Rating: AO (Censoring available) | 2019-2021
The full sequel to YAGS. ZAGS is a planner-based, stat-raising, dating sim visual novel that takes place the semester after YAGS.
It is around 240,000 words, and places stronger emphasis on dating than YAGS. It includes explicit CGs, and is a paid game, but a free demo is available.
ZAGS was on the Shortlist for the Melbourne Queer Games Festival 2021.
See also the ZAGS website.
Afterward: A Gay Series (AAGS)
Kinetic Novel/Fiction Series | Rating: T to AO | 2021-2022 (Nanowrimo 2021)
Originally a series of fics (unintentionally written for Nanowrimo 2021) filling in my canon for after the events of ZAGS. Later turned into a kinetic novel in 2022, featuring CGs, minigames, and unlockable character profiles.
You can find and read the original series on my website.
See also the AAGS website.
YAGS: Booty Call
Clicker Game | Rating: AO (Censoring available) | BaraJam 2019
A clicker game themed around undressing men and getting them off. This game also has unlockable visual novel sequences with some light YAGS backstory.
It is free to download and play, and you can find it on itch.io.
YAGS: Falling For You
Puzzle Game/Visual Novel | Rating: AO (Censoring available) | BaraJam 2021
A combination visual novel and puzzle game, and the two portions are enjoyable entirely independently.
The visual novel portion follows the "secret route" of YAGS, allowing you to actually make dating choices and see how the relationship does (or doesn't) work out. The puzzle game is a Tetris-inspired spatial reasoning puzzle.
ZAGS Companion Fics
Short Fiction Works | Rating: T to AO | 2021
A series of short fics filling in additional scenes and backstory for ZAGS.
You can find and read them on my website.