I have made a little Valentines Day special on my gaming channel, playing four games that somewhat fit the theme, and I gotta say... this was a lot stranger (and funnier) than I thought it was.
Much of a laugh as I got out of it, I do feel like it could give some manner of hint as to where to find each character, considering it pretty much left me up to the luck of the draw based on where I went. Granted, that does tend to be somewhat normal for dating sims, but for one where the scenarios can be so potentially short (and subversive), it'd be nice to have some indication of how to reach the things you WANT on a second playthrough. I played this twice without even realizing Grace can be dated at all, for instance - which was a bit frustrating, since I didn't consider Zane or Sheldon particularly likable from their first impressions.
But once I dug deep and got to some of the funnier sides of the game, I really started to enjoy myself, and I can easily see myself playing it again to try and see where else it can all go and how much weirder things can get, so you definitely got me hooked. And the art is pretty friggin' adorable to boot. So good job!
Your game starts at 40:17, if you are curious.
Date (Almost) Anything Sim
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
This is not a serious game. Currently 11.5 endings with 10 different ending cards.
In case you want an idea of what exactly you can date, take a look at this post... (spoilers)
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Everytime I unpack it it just shows me a folder with another one inside called `contents`but theres no game, how can I fix this?
Make a new untitled folder, rename it DateAlmostAnythingSim, drag the contents into it, delete the original and at the end of the name of the new folder you just made write ".app". That should do the trick! (that's the mac way at least.)
Bob Ross would be proud
Never though I would get a hell at the ending, and gosh, seriously? It's 3-5 hours non-stop! 😧
What kind of idea you got that you make this kind of game anyway? 😆
Good games from my perspecitve, kinda remind me with some friends. Good job at making this game! 👍☺
Hii. Just wanna say that I got Sheldom ending at 1st try and it made me cry because it said I was worth of something... Hahah lol i'm not one of those butthurt people, so I'm just gonna inform that thanks and I'm going to sleep and get nice sleep rather than go to sleep deprived to school~~ <3 pls guys don't take this game so seriously ok, yeah it's not masterpiece and i'm never gonna come back but it's good wakeup call
this game is AMAZING
This game is great, and it can be kinda insulting at times but come on y'all, haven't your siblings said things worse? And besides, I don't take it to heart. I'm the awkward sap who plays dating sims because they're not even in highschool yet soooooo.... But yeah anyway, how do you get the Grace ending??? I even got the Calluna ending because I've been scrolling the comments looking for how to get the Grace ending. Do you have to screw up the orders or something? Please help.
This game is awful. I have a really bad time trying to deal with romantic situations in real life because of anxiety, and being told to stop playing the game and start doing something more productive in reality(sammy ending), in what i thought was a safe space, did not make it any better(also, fyi playing simulations helps with anxiety regarding a situation in case you're wondering, google it, there's a research).
dude just chill ^-^ its a joke, u don't gotta act like an a**. Besides if your anxiety is that bad just get a therapy animal, I have it too yet you don't see me complain. I actually liked the game since it made my laugh my butt off. Dont act like a child.
telling a person with anxiety to" just chill"...SUPER insensitive considering that you claim to have it yourself. good for you that you're not complaining but everyone is allowed to have their own opinion of the game reflecting their experience. keep it pushing lol
Do more research next time.... Don't get offended by a game and point fingers at it because you failed to look into the game as well as the fact that you are the one too weak minded and offended by a scripted game that doesn't even know of your existence.
Honestly i've only been playing for a little while but i love the humour of it! It's great for a laugh, the art is also great what makes it also nice to look at (: Just like above it isn't a serious game so really people shouldn't take it so serious and just enjoy (:
I watched a Let's Play of this game, and fucking hated it. If your art demonstrates such contempt for your audience you have to earn it, either by being so good that people are still forced to engage, or so bad that you dip into irony. This game is thoroughly mediocre, judgy and basically should be titled "hear your drunk mother lecture you simulator".
This game is a piece of shit. I've never thought I would be insulted by a game by holding onto my opinion. And the main character said not what I implied, because the answer option is too short and you can't understand what your character will say. The other ending I got have no story at all, just some utopian delirium. Don't play this, unless you're a brainwashed tolerast.
We played this last Valentine's Day and did awful so we thought we'd give it another go!
So I played this with a fellow game developer and some other friends who have a lot of visual novel experience.
When we came to our first ending (Zane's bad end) we thought it was pretty funny. A nice little meta approach to visual novels that we thought was amusing. Then we tested the Zane friend ending and that was okay. Then we get to the Zane boyfriend ending, and by then the meta endings sort of lose their lustre.
Having played parodies of visual novels and meta games and games that break 4th wall with the player, we weren't particularly fond of the way the game handled it. I found the level of antagonism toward the player to go beyond "fun" into "well f*** you, too," territory. Like a platformer that's beyond hard for the sole purpose of being hard. That's all well and good if that's what you expect, but I find it comes across aggressively pretentious in this format.
Having read about other routes, it seems like there are some very interesting narrative approaches, but the way the game has presented itself to me thus far doesn't make me want to engage with it anymore. That's a shame because it seems a like a lot of love was put into it, and it's trying to have a poignant message.
I understand why other reviewers seem to find a connection, but I don't see the appeal of a game that doesn't seem to want you to play it.
I don't get how so many people are so salty about the ending? I loved this game! I loved the style and I loved all the characters! Sure I was bit upset that I didn't get what I wanted, but it was a nice reminder.
The art is adorable, I love the color of the lines and how well everything looks. And using photos as backgrounds is really cool!
And I actually started to cry because sometimes I forget how loved I am and how far I've gotten. I found the ending amusing and something completely new!
I really love this game, and I think I'll come back to it whenever I need a fresh mindset.
I got the Zane boyfriend ending. Yeah, it made me cry. Tfw the only thing that distracts you from the shitty world is now making you depressed too.. Oh well, guess you really can't trust anyone.
So I was really enjoying the game, screaming over how adorable Sammy is, when it came to the option ask her to be a friend or girlfriend. I thought to myself "Well, in-game, my character and Sammy have been talking for months, so it makes way more sense to ask her out, than to ask her to be friends, because they'd already BE friends at this point. Plus, that sounds like the cutest option, and if she declines, it'll automatically put me on the friend route anyway and let me build it up manually. If she accepts, then it's just meant to be a short game, and that's fine."
So I asked her out.
And then I got lectured and insulted for choosing what I thought would be the most adorable route. This instantly ruined the game for me, being called pathetic for wanting to pass the time, and accused me of feeling "obligated" to date her for meeting her in a bathroom. Since when was "Will you be my girlfriend" someone demanding they date you?
And to top it all off, if I DON'T date Sammy, you bitch and moan about how hard you worked on this game, and how I'm an asshole for NOT trying to date her. If I ask to be friends, Sammy says, just as I said above, that we'd been talking for months and were already friends, then mocks me for not asking her out on a dating sim.
Why waste your time and effort composing and drawing and scripting and blahblahblahwhogivesafuck, if you're just going to whine no matter what anyone does? I don't try to win, you whine like a little baby because I didn't play properly, and thus wasted your hard work. I DO try to win, and you whine like a bitch and call me a shit person for trying to appreciate your hard work, and say that hard work is stupid.
Some people may have found it funny, but it completely ruined what I thought was going to be a cute game. It's no wonder you don't have any fanart.
Cute game but Sammy's dialogue is really annoying. Why put emojis in her dialogue, it feels so weird.
This game influences such positive thinking! I love the messages it sends.
Fun at first then it got boooooooooring
Seems to crash immediately upon launch and showing the menu, but only when I'm moving my mouse accross the screen EDIT: it was due to itch.io's sandbox setting
AAAAAaa this is such a cute game, and so well executed too. i hated sammy with passion after the first word though. lmao but still, a really cute idea1!
hey great big spoilers on this whole post DON T R EAD IT
hey!! i just played this and, thank u so much for making sammy a trans girl and (i think?) some variety of sapphic? because im a trans lesbian and I LOVE HER SO MUCH AND THANK U FOR MAKING EVERY ENDING AROUND NOT BEING NICE TO HER IN THE BATHROOM NEGATIVE <3
i was gonna watch 3 hours of suffering but the game closed when i moved my mouse so um...
That's so fuuun. I cry because of laughing ! I love the "congratulation you're an asshole !". So much fun :'D !
This game is so sassy!!
watched a walkthrough and was like what the hell
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The game bullied me out of my man fantasies. :(
Love it~ Sammy was soo sweat ;u;
and actually i laugh a lot with the endings, a very creative date simulator <3
Okay so the whole time it stopped the game i was terrified of there being a jump scare because that shit happens sometimes but this was an amazing game! I wish I could have given you money for it but I can't spend any rn (i relte to you sheldon) but this was amazing! It was very funny and ill probaby play this a lot.
Haha~ this game really gave me laugh.
Heya, I really liked the game. I only played through to one of the endings, but I will definitely be testing out all the others (or as many as I can). It's funny, clever and enjoyable and I would highly recommend anyone to check it out.
I just don't like Zane...
I hope you don't mind but I recorded a small "let's play" of it.
i really loved this game! im curious, im looking to possibly make my own games in the future and if it doesnt bother you, could you give me some pointers on good software? Thanks so much!
Haha, I loved this game- especially the ending I got.
hell yeah i am dating a box
No love for me, all I got from this game was sadness and a math lesson.
This game gave me conflicting messages on love. Confused but happy.