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Camp Buddy Game

Welcome, buddy! (From the left: Yoichi, Hunter, Hiro, and Natsumi)

Camp Buddy is a Boys Love Visual Novel by BLits. The offical game is released on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Keitaro and his best friend Hiro join the summer scout 'Camp Buddy', making new friends out of the colorful casts of the members.

However, when the headmaster of the camp threaten to close it down, it is now up to Keitaro to find out its cause and prevent it before everything is too late while also perhaps romancing one the members and finding a boyfriend at the same time. No matter the option, this summer is going to be the one that he won't be able to forget easily.

The main game is currently released. An expansion pack featuring Taiga as the fifth love interest and Yoshinori as the main protagonist will be released at later date. As of November 27th 2019, Taiga's route is finally released for playing to everyone who had purchased the game as free DLC and is also bundled with the current version. An expansion pack with Yoshinori's as the protagonist with be released at later date some time in 2020.

Tropes used in Camp Buddy include:


  • Acceptable Breaks From Reality: The boys' young appearance for a 18 years old can be somewhat justified as not everyone has finished growing at that age.
  • Always Someone Better: Natsumi's brother, Naoto, is better than him in many ways from his interpersonal skill, intellect, and charm, giving him a major inferiority complex. In his route, Keitaro has to help him come to term with this, and help Natsumi accepts who he is.
  • Arc Words: "I will always be forever by your side" and its variant.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Being a H-game, this is inevitable.
    • After seeing his camp mates in bath, Keitaro becomes so aroused that he has to masturbate in the shower.
    • From the preview CG, Keitaro can catch Taiga engaging in this during the Beach Episode.
    • In a preview patreon CG which never made it to the game (due to him and Keitaro have yet to bond), he and Keitaro engage in this together after the SportFest.
  • Beach Episode: The setting of Arc 2 and Natsumi's best ending.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Taiga's group, with Eduard as Beauty, Lee as Brain, and Taiga himself as Brawn.
  • Biggus Dickus: Goro is very hung and is fully displayed in his swimsuit. This has not gone unlampshaded by Aiden.
  • Bland-Name Product: Website variation.
    • Lewdtube for Youtube(.com).
    • Buttreon for Patreon(.com).
  • Cast Full of Gay: Apart from the only female Yuri, everyone else is apparently only interested in guys.
  • Color-Coded Characters - Each character has distinctive hair/eyes color and wears a matching scout outfit.
    • Keitaro - Green
    • Hiro - Orange
    • Hunter - Yellow
    • Yoichi - Purple
    • Natsumi - Blue
    • Taiga - Red
    • Yoshinori - Brown
    • Yuri - Pink
    • Aiden - Dark Green
    • Goro - Gray
    • Eduard - Dark Pink
    • Lee - Turquoise
    • Seto - Light Blue
    • Felix - White
  • Double Entendre: Many
  • Fan Disservice: The nude photo of Goro is a variation of this trope. While the person in the question isn't unattractive by any mean, the moment is not taken as Fanservice as Cerebus Syndrome immediately kicks in for the arc once they discover it.
  • Foil:
    • Taiga is set up as one for Keitaro, from their personalities to weather motif. To go into details, he was once exactly like Keitaro, full of optimism and charm. He joined the camp along with his best friend and boyfriend Kieran to have the best summer together, but was unable to have time for him as he also wanted to make new friends and have fun with them, igniting Kieran with anger and jealousy. The worst came during the Sport Fest, where everything went down the hill, leaving Taiga with a shell of his former self.
  • Foreshadowing: Some of the early choices in the story foreshadow the corresponded route character's issue which is revealed in the Act 4.
    • There are several choices during the SportFest about Keitaro saying that his campmates are like his family which correspond to Yoichi's affection, hinting at the latter issue regarding parental abandonment.
    • When Goro questions about Keitaro's reason for enrolling in Camp Buddy, the answer that Keitaro selects will leaves the him wonder about it being too shallow. The one corresponds to Natsumi is tied to his inferiority complex issue.
    • When discussing about the problem with Goro's temperament, Aiden suggests that he must be facing some midlife crisis.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Federation of United Camping Boy Scouts is shortened as FUCBoyS. Not so subtle..
  • Gender Blender Name: Natsumi
  • Going Commando: Aiden does not wear any underwear beneath his highly elaborate and skimpy Pharaoh costume.
  • Golden Ending: The perfect ending for each of the love interests, achievable by getting their affection point to above 100 before the end of the fourth act.
  • Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have!: Goro. His hair is going white, he already has a full grown daughter, but he is still as fit, handsome, and hung as (if not more than) Yoshinori and Aiden. Yoichi also seems to think it this way, occassionally call him "Silverfox".
  • Guide Dang It: Getting the perfect ending toward each routes require the love interest's relationship point to be above 100, which isn't easy thanks to many of the choices being rather ambiguous.
    • The foreplay minigame. Good luck in winning without using the guide.
    • The "cheating" event, which is basically Earn Your Bad Ending: You need to get the love interest high enough to get into their route during the SportFest, but not too high to be lowered in order to unlock it.
    • Taiga route has two layers of this in addition to the above. The first is the condition to enter his route which requires Keitaro to select the choices that favor Taiga while also avoid triggering the four main love interests' route flags during the Sport Festival (which will cause Keitaro to lose in the final match and move in with Taiga and his lackeys). Next, Taiga has a "Top and Bottom" flags, whose points are tracked differently and are used to decide the sex scenes' variations (Top and Bottom respectively, the game randomly selects the variations if both are equal), depends one how much Keitaro asserts his dominance or passiveness toward him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Shintaro and Leonard go by the nickname of Seto and Lee respectively.
  • Hunk: Yoshinori, Aiden, and Goro are rather muscular compared to the boys and are highly attractive.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The game starts off quite light-hearted, but with Taiga's appearance midway through the first act and Goro's temperamental actions it becomes clear to Keitaro that not everything is well at Camp Buddy as it seems.
  • Love Triangle: Hinted to be the case with Aiden, Yoshinori, and Goro. Also with Keitaro, Taiga, and Kieran.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Played with. The game generally makes it ambiguous how much (real) sexual experience each of the characters had prior to the story.
    • Keitaro himself appears to have some knowledge regarding sexual activities, yet becomes easily aroused when seeing his camp mates in the bath.
    • Hunter have certain amount of (book) knowledge in the subject, but his upbringing means that he never had any close friend, let alone boyfriend.
    • Natsumi is clearly naive in the subject, requiring him to go do some research about it in his route prior to the Beach Episode.
    • Hiro has Single-Target Sexuality toward Keitaro.
    • While Yoichi is the most knowledgeable and skilled in the subject, his anti-social personality, along with his familial relationship with Yuki likely prevented him from hitting on with anyone in and out of the camp.
  • Mood Whiplash: The game can go anywhere from comedic to serious moments and vice versa.
    • The campers passing around a nude photo of Goro supposedly taken by Keitaro almost resulting in him getting expelled.
    • The light hearted off-season Halloween at the end of Act 3 is quickly eclipsed by various heartbreaking moment for the love interests in Act 4.
    • In Taiga route, because the nude photo incident not happening, the whiplash instead happens in Act 3 and Act 4 thanks to Taiga's old flame Kieran.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Pretty much every guys in one way or another.
    • Yoichi serves as the game main fanservice attendant due to his noticeably more muscular build among the boys and his tendency to get out of clothes whenever possible. Majority of his outfits are highly Stripperiffic in nature.
    • While Taiga may be on the lean side, his choice of wardrobe rivals Yoichi in term of skimpiness.
    • Aiden cannot get anywhere without stripping most of the time.
    • Goro's wardrobe may be on the modest side, but his muscular body and hungness will make sure that said modesty will not hold.
  • Naked Apron - Courtesy of Aiden, who serves the boys meal while dressing in one.
    • Hiro also wears one in during the event on his route.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Or rather, never trust the preview CG, especially those of Taiga/Aiden/Goro route.
  • One Scene, Two Monologues: The two "crack scenes" which feature Yoichi/Hiro and Natsumi/Hunter pairings are the same sex scenes with different dialogues and context depending on the route. Also, some random scenes are just the same scenes replayed differently, with Yuki's death existing in other routes but not show in detail except in Yoichi Route.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: During the first night of camping at the prairies, Yuri refrains from her usual BL fan tendency (aka Foe Yay shipping) and instead remains calm and serious while providing Keitaro emotional support regarding his relationship with Taiga, hinting that the latter is currently having a serious problem. She immediate goes back to her usual persona once the two start to patch up their relationship.
    • Yoichi is anti-social, yet he enrolled in the camp far longer than anyone including Natsumi.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: In universe, this is used for the name of one of Yuki's pups, Keichi.
  • The Rival: Taiga is the self-proclaimed version for Keitaro.
  • Shout Out: Yoichi gives Yoshinori the nickname "Sheriff Brokeback" after Aiden (accidently?) revealed that he and the latter slept naked together in the same tent during the beach trip. Given that Yoichi is right in his hunch about the characters' romantic moments and Yuri's thoughts every time, along with Yoshinori's hinted emotional dependent on Aiden, this may not be far from the truth .
  • The Smurfette Principle: Yuri is the only major female character in this game, and a Yaoi Fangirl to boots.
  • Stripperiffic
    • As noted by Keitaro, Yoichi's choice of swimsuit is rather small for his size, and thus doesn't really cover up much. More so in Taiga's case, since his is a low-cut bikini pant.
    • Goro wears a modest black brief, which isn't much to say considering his oversize equipment.
    • Half of the cast wear such costumes during the party in Act 3.
  • Those Two Guys: Lee and Eduard, Taiga's lackeys. Also, Seto and Felix.
  • Your Cheating Heart: The player can enforce this trope by reducing the character's affection level to below 0 after entering their route post SportFest. This will result in said character cheats with another love interest and, unsurprisingly, a bad ending.
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