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Download the demo to play it now!  Maelstrom will be released in or before May 2021!

Disgraced soldier Demetri is exiled to Secren, a dangerous world devoid of women. Earthlings are smaller and weaker than the violent men of Secren. Demetri's only hope for survival is to bond with a strong mate who can love and protect him. 

The heterosexual Italian-American refuses to do that. He's not a homophobe, but he won't have gay sex to survive--or will he?

Based on the Bestselling novel series by author Yamila Abraham, and illustrated by the internationally renowned art studio Dany&Dany! 

Finally, Maelstrom fans have a new format to enjoy this extremely popular story.

While mostly linear in presentation, Maelstrom includes three possible love interests for Demetri to choose from, and has a number of pivotal choices to guide the story. Multiple endings can be achieved in every route!

Maelstrom is rated 'Mature Players' only. There is no explicit sex or nudity illustrated in the game, however, it is heavily implied, vividly described, and alluded to.

Features -
  • A 150,000 Word Game with Numerous Endings
  • Now with FOUR Routes Planned!
  • Up to 30 Gorgeous CGs!
  • 17 Different Music Tracks
  • Your Favorite Characters from the Novels Plus Amazing New Ones!
  • Mostly Linear Storytelling, with Pivotal Choices Added
  • Happily Ever After Endings for Every Route!
  • High Stakes Drama Add Authenticity to Demetri's Inevitable Seduction!
  • A Sci-Fi Game with a Wild West Motif


Play as Demetri. He disobeyed an order to try to save the lives of his squadron. They died, and he ended up court martialed. He has 20 years hard labor on Secren and things he can get by without becoming someone's boyfriend. It's not like he's a homophobe, he just isn't into dudes--for now.

Sadly, having to bond with a man may be the least of Demetri's problems. Planet Secren is a violent and dangerous world. Things become real for him fast, and he doesn't know what he's going to do.

Helix was the only love interest in the original novel series (who was named Maelstrom) and is the 'cannon' route here. Helix is the hero you need to survive this horrible planet. How long can you resist this charming mine-lord?

Jader isn't evil, he's just a victim of the horrible circumstances on his planet. When he injured his leg he couldn't mine anymore and had to join a biker gang of cannibalistic criminals. He doesn't like what he's become, and takes drugs to numb his pain. He'd become clean and walk away from it all for a guy like Demetri.

Zheng Li is the reason Secren is such a terrible planet. He lives in his lofty fortress above all the suffering. For him, miners are just disposable assets. He thinks it's fine for the weak ones to die. That just lets stronger miners take their place. Now that he wants Demetri he'll have to open his eyes to how horrible he let things get.

Introducing Sawyer, your FOURTH love interest!  We decided that three just weren't enough.  We've decided to up that to 4 with the introduction of the fired barkeeper Sawyer.  Sawyer's bonus route will be added after the game is launched on Itch and Steam, but well before the Indiegogo deadline! To play this additional character you must get happy endings in all the other routes.

A whole plethora of side characters support the action in this game!

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Updated 1 day ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherY Press Games
AuthorY Press Games
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsBoys' Love, Dating Sim, Dystopian, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Romance, Sci-fi, Yaoi
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Community, Kickstarter, Patreon, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter Sign-Up


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MaelstromDemo-1.0-pc.zip 169 MB
MaelstromDemo-1.0-mac.zip 152 MB
MaelstromDemo-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 157 MB

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I played the demo and I was actually kind of disappointed that it ended so soon. I’m honestly enjoying the game a lot so far. I don’t regret backing it on indiegogo.

Out of curiosity, if the game doesn’t meet the target budget on indiegogo on time will it still be created, but just not as ambitiously?


It will be made either way, yes.  If we can't get funding it will really hurt the chances for future yaoi games.

Thanks for the response. Yikes, hopefully it gets fully funded then.

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When will the games come out? Will this be on steam??

Yes, on Itch and Steam.  It will be out before June.

Looks good cant wait for full game.

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Oh shit, nice artstyle. Looks almost like old manga kind cuz of the shading or something.

Yet to play, but I'm trying this asap

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omg the demo is so goodddddd (╥ω╥) ughhhhh


The demo is amazing, just as everything else you release! You guys sure multitask well

Thanks so much!


It looks great, but do you guys ever get any rest? xD

;0;  no

Thanks for the feedback, too!!  <3