A downloadable masculinity simulator for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Hard Lads is a short game about shirtless hunks who smoke, drink, kiss, and hurt each other.
In 2015, the video "British lads hit each other with a chair" went viral across the internet. Hard Lads casts the player as the cameraman and director. Be a proper hard lad or a surreal soft lad. The choice is yours!
>> For more info, read my artist statement "Hard Lads as an important failure."
>> 50% of June and July 2020 proceeds were donated to the Black Lives Matter UK Fund. Thanks to you, we raised £468.00 GBP to support a coalition of Black activists and organisers across the UK.
- PRICE: Free ($0) / pay what you want ($5 / £5 suggested donation)
- LANGUAGES SUPPORTED: English, Français, 日本語, Русский, 简体中文, 繁體字, Deutsch, Español, العَرَبِيةُ, Čeština, Italiano, 한국어, Português, Polski
- PLATFORMS: Windows 7+ 64-bit, MacOS 64-bit, Linux 64-bit (Ubuntu 12.04+)
- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 64-bit CPU with 4+ GB RAM with DX9+ / SM3.0+ graphics... if your system was made in the last 4 years, it's probably OK
- CONTROLS: Mouse or trackpad, most gamepads supported, basic keyboard support
- PLAYERS: 1
- AVERAGE DURATION: 5-20 minutes.
- LADS: 4
- MUSIC: "Str8 Acting", "im so bored", "Sexy From Behind" by Lynks (Spotify). Menu music by Ella Guro. Ending sing-along by Puma Hardchorus, artistically appropriated under fair use.
- PRESS: Art in America, Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun
- MORE MASCULINITY GAMES BY ROBERT YANG: Cobra Club HD, Rinse and Repeat, Radiator 2, The Tearoom
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IS THIS "SAFE FOR WORK"? Much like the viral video, this game features mens' nipples, smoking and drinking, and consensual cartoon violence. It would be considered PG-13 by most people.
IS THE GAME CRASHING OR RUNNING SLOWLY? See tech support / troubleshooting here. To avoid problems, especially on macOS, please use the free open-source official "itch" app for automatic install and patching.
SPECIAL THANKS to Eddie Cameron (macOS notarization hell, playtesting) and Rami Ismail (Arabic localization consultant)
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||3D, Bara, Erotic, Funny, Gay, Gender, LGBT, Photorealistic, Queer, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Languages||Arabic, Czech, German, English, Spanish; Castilian, Spanish; Latin America, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)|
|Links||Homepage, Support, Twitter, Twitch|
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