Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Lakeburg Legacies lets you be a gay matchmaker

Lakeburg Legacies asks the daring question of: what if you could play a game that’s both like Crusader Kings 3 and The Sims 4, and oh, make it a bit gay? If that sounds right up your alley, then you’re not alone.

A social-based management sim game, your number one goal is to create a legacy (that’s why it’s called Lakeburg Legacies, if you didn’t know). Of course, creating a legacy can mean a lot of things; running a family business for one, or doing something that makes sure you’ll be remembered. Another way to create a legacy is through children, which is where you, God within this game world, comes in with the power of hooking people up.

As all legacies, you’ll start small with matchmaking people up from a tiny town. Pairing up your townsfolk is vital, and each have their own requirements, buffs, nerfs and other features that may not make them suitable for your vision, but important all the same. In a way Lakeburg Legacies is like a medieval Tinder simulator.

Now we know what you’re thinking: how are same-sex relationships included in this game? From what we’re able to tell via in-game screenshots, characters who are in same-sex relationships are able to adopt while still maintaining the same genetic traits as your characters. Because why let something like not having the right equipment stop you from continuing your very own queer legacy?

It isn’t all just simple matchmaking, however. There will be plenty of petty drama involved, with unique events that could put your relationships at risk depending on the choices you make.

Currently the game doesn’t have a release date, but recently the development team shared that they have reworked the dating system to make it less passive and more in-your-face. They also improved character’s profiles so they’re easier to understand, and have made it so that players can see which topics of interests appeals to suitors. Medieval Tinder has never been so interesting.

Lakeburg Legacies is set to release sometime in 2023.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.