On the left is Mark and Penny, with the five main love interests on the right. In order from bottom to top: Ian, Alex, Phil, Brad, Jed.
A visual novel game by Obscura. The protagonist is Mark Matthews, an undergraduate student in Orlin, who is about to come out to his roommates and best friends. You get to play out the final semester of his senior year in college. There are five main guys that Mark can have a romance with. Each guy has their own route/story that the player can have Mark pursue, with a combined total of over 200 choices for the player to make.The game is currently still in progress, and in the final stages of editing. A new demo close to what the final product will look like can be found here. The confirmed date of release is December 10 2014.
All Gays Are Promiscuous: Penny either thinks that, or projects her own way of thinking on Mark, trying to get him into various perversions.
On the other hand, due to Jed's introduction and the possibility of using a Grindr like app in the final game, Mark can play this fairly straight.
A Man Is Not a Virgin: Closeted he may be, at the start of the game, but Mark does point out he's not necessarily a virgin. How far he's gone is never said, though.
Anguished Declaration of Love: Alex lets it slip out when he is upset, and dumps all his feelings on Mark in the park. And if not only words matter, there is the locker scene...
Appeal to Inherent Nature: How Brad tries to justify why Mark should write his papers for him, instead of actually tutor him like Mark was hired to do. "Look, this is Division 1 football. That's just how things work. You might not like it. I might not like it. But this system's way bigger than any of us."
Art Shift: Typical of a visual novel/dating-sim. There are different artists for the sprite art and the C Gs, which understandably causes this shift in art style.
As You Know: Mark before his coming out, describing the close friendship between Ian, Penny and himself.
Batman Gambit: Penny suggests catching Edwina by going to the gym and letting her stalk Mark again.
Character Customization: A minor example. In the new demo (and in the final game, once it's out), you can toggle beards and body hair for both Mark and his love interests. However, Phil, being in the military, will only grow his later in the story.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: Like Alex and want to see more of his route before the game is out? Well, you better hope you know someone with the old demo, because the game's site only links to the new one that introduces all love interests and ends before any route can truly begin.
Kick the Dog: At the first time we see Graham, he steps onto Mark's foot and scolds him for standing in his way.
New Game+: After completing the main endings in the older version of the demo, you get an indicator of Alex relationship points.
No Fair Cheating: At least the game makes it complicated to derail the standard flow of the story.
Non-Action Guy: Alex doesn't even think of fighting back, he'd rather flee from the job of his dreams.
Not so Above It All: Mark is not a piece of meat. Until hearing about Philbert's body tempts him as much as his personality can't.
Edwina: What have I become? Spying and taking picture of shirtless guys...
You shot a glance at Penny.
Not What It Looks Like: The photo, as a proof of student molestation. Though Graham's former attempt to accuse Alex was called off for insufficient evidence, this time a mere suggestion of the picture is treated as a proof.
Official Kiss: In the park between Mark and Alex in the best ending (the first of many, many more to come), though if you were playing well enough, he has already kissed you in the locker room, and you could have kissed him in his office while comforting him.
Private Tutor: Mark is hired as one for Brad, who is failing his literature class. He also teaches ESL kids, and can do so during the weekends for extra cash.
Refusal of the Call: You HAVE to come out to your friends in the beginning, otherwise the game won't precede.
Relationship Values: Displaying maturity, kindness, confidence, keeping fit, keeping up with him at raquetball, even ordering the right kind of drink at the bar visibly raises Alex' sympathy and interest in you. He doesn't like if you order a girly cocktail, he seems to be seeking a boyfriend as toughas himself.
Spirited Competitor: Alex loves challenging Mark at raquetball, and likes him more for returning the cockiness and being a worthy opponent.
Stalker with a Crush: it feels a little uncomfortable to make Mark push Alex' boundaries, ignore his repeated, clearer than clear no, never, ever and still ask for some more closure, and sometimes being intrusively helpful to get a happy ending. Not to mention his pathetic obsession throughout the semester.
Though Alex sneaking up behind Mark at the bar, while Mark was visibly avoiding eye contact with anyone, didn't come out well either.