Visual Novel / Extracurricular Activities

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From left to right: Chester, Coach Grifter, and Spencer.

Extracurricular Activities is a Ren'Py-based Bara Genre Furry Visual Novel by DyneWulf and with art by CursedMarked.

A Slice of Life visual novel where a CrestHaven University studentnote  is on the tennis team and gets to explore a relationship with one of his teammates; Chester, Spencer, Dozer, Darius, or even Coach Grifter, the tennis coach. The creator has stated that more characters might be added in the future.

This is a nonlinear visual novel where your choices really matter, so choose carefully because once you're on a route, who knows whether you'll stay on the path, enter a different route, or end up failing to start a relationship.

Worthy of note is that this visual novel has exceptional writing that explores realistic characters and situations, as well as being mostly SFW. All of the characters have unique personalities, each with strengths, flaws, and quirky charms. It reaches the writing level of Morenatsu, which was one of the only furry novels to break the mold into popularity.

The novel is in development and one can gain early access by supporting it on Patreon. This grants the beta version with monthly updates and additions.

There is also a free demo available on itch.io, if you would like a taste of the game before purchasing the beta version. (The demo updates monthly as well.)

A unique feature about this visual novel is that the creator is hosting a Tumblr page dedicated to Q&A with the characters, usually with tidbits outside of the novel.

The novel and all links posted here are Not Safe for Work.

Compare Morenatsu, another furry novel with a similar theme and atmosphere. Compare Coming Out On Top, which is basically the human version of this novel.

This visual novel contains examples of:

  • Adorkable: Practically the whole cast, but the most prominent are MC, Coach, and Chester.
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Averted with everyone except Darius.
  • Animesque: CursedMarked has a heavily anime-influenced style, which leads to anime facial expressions and gags. The whole novel even feels like a Westernized version of the Harem Genre school setting where instead of cute petite schoolgirls being the love interests are huge, hulking anthropomorphic male animals.
  • Bad Ending: If you fail to impress anyone by Day 3, MC won't have a dream about anyone and has to start all over.
  • Bara Genre: To the max, every character is a swole, musclegut beefcake.
  • Big Beautiful Man: All the men have huge bulging muscles, big bodies, and large (ahem) packages.
  • The Cameo: Waffle from I.D.E.K.A.note  appears as a substitute librarian for the school library.
  • Camp Gay: Isaac, Darius' costume designer.
  • Dramedy: The tone is generally light-hearted but goes into this territory the most in Grifter's route. It's brief, but the same goes for Chester's route as well.
  • Fanservice: If the massive muscular frames of the characters didn't tip you off, then the tasteful nudity certainly will.
  • From Bad to Worse: In Dozer's route, MC accidentally injures his pinky finger and Dozer patches it up. The next day in Grifter's English class, Coach accidentally tripped and caught himself with MC's shoulder. Unfortunately, this caused MC's injured finger to get jammed into his desk, injuring it even more, and gets sent to the infirmary.
  • Gag Penis: The male cast sports some very huge and noticeable bulges that seem impractical and uncomfortable to carry.
  • Harem Genre: A Westernized take where cute schoolgirls are replaced by muscular anthropomophic men.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: MC will point out that no one appears in his dream and he has to "start over", forcing the game to the main menu.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted, unlike other visual novels that take place in schools with uniforms, the characters actually wear different clothes on different days.
  • Manly Gay: Although most of the cast dosn't start off gay, they are all very manly with huge muscles.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of the male characters.
  • Multiple Endings: You can get good endings with someone or you can get bad endings with no one.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: It boils down to being on the tennis team and dating your teammates (and coach), but the writing makes the sport feel dynamic.
  • Porn with Plot: With much more plot than porn. Of course, there is still plenty of Fanservice.
  • Queer Romance: Male/male relationships.
  • Rated M for Manly: The men's physiques are ripped and it's surprising that they're playing tennis with the size of their bodies.
  • Running Gag:
    • Chester accidentally hitting the ball to Coach's crotch.
    • Chester ending up the butt of the joke.
  • Shout-Out: Spencer has "I.D.E.K.A." written on his shirt, referencing the name of the previous visual novel the creators made.
  • Slice of Life: The overall theme of this novel.
  • Straight Gay: The main cast hardly shows any stereotypical traits.
  • Themed Harem: All of the characters have different personalities but they are all on the same school tennis team.

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