an interactive fiction game based on my experience trying to use dating apps across my 20s before i found my self-confidence.

📑 there are still a few bugs and issues, along with some performance problems. I've tried to come back to this project a few times across 2023 to fix them, but never found the capacity to "finish" it. I'm deciding to release it as-is, and maybe I'll come back to it in the future. (If you run into a bug that prevents you from finishing and want to finish reading, see the Script PDF below)

if you played this, thanks. I hope it's helped in some way.  💙

you can read some further thoughts in a medium story I wrote here

- Canvas

c 2023

With chats written by Stanley Baxton, Cailín Grace Brown, Ellis Devereux.
Main story edited by Ellis Devereux
Additional profile art by UltraDynaMika

Made with Unity, DoTween, 'Louis George Cafe' font

StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
AuthorBigHandInSky
GenreInteractive Fiction, Visual Novel
Made withUnity
TagsDating Sim, LGBT, Life Simulation, Narrative, Singleplayer, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, Text based
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Windows x64 32 MB
Version b13
MacOS 42 MB
Version b13
UNF Script.pdf 180 kB

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I don’t even know what to say: It was just such an emotional rollercoaster and this game found me at the right time of my life (I’m struggling to be more open, socialize more, and focus on my hobbies... Used to be a bit of a shut-in, etc. But I know this is itch.io, not Youtube music comments, so I won’t say any much more). But this really did touch on a lot of things I’ve been thinking recently, and I want to say thank you for putting together such an amazing experience? It really does encapsulate a lot of the things that... Nevermind. Thank you, though. Thank you so much!

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It was a very strange experience, I don't think I liked it much... but I'm glad you did the game and showed to players materials to think on. I liked reading, but gosh, I'm so frustrating about app dating and spending time routine part. It's just... doesn't work, idk. Still good work, though.

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This game... This game is one of the best experiences I have ever had online, and I'm not even that exaggerating... I'm much younger than you, but in a way feel a lot of similar emotions as you described in the game. I have always strived for women just to be with them. Not as friends, but romantically. I felt, so touched by this experience. I really thank you for making this. I don't know how to express such liking of something.

The simplicity of the concept and the storytelling elements are just... wow. I really do love it. I might just try talking to people instead of trying to date everybody. It is weird to say this, because I didn't really see my interactions that way until know. Or rather I saw them as such, but I've never really put much thought into that.

With all sincerity I can say, that this is one of, if not, the best game I've ever encountered. Thank you very much.  

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Beautiful work!!

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Thank you for sharing your journey. I'm glad you came out the other side of all this!