Who doesn’t love dragons? Those majestic wings, that warm breath… it’s enough to get anybody hot under the collar! Were you jealous of Donkey when he hooked up with Dragon in Shrek? Yeah, neither was I, but apparently it’s an idea worth exploring in gaming. Somebody is making a freaking dragon dating simulator…
And that’s exactly what it’s called – Dragon Dating Simulator. The developer started an Indiegogo page on November the 13th, and at time of writing, has only raised €638 out of the target €8,000 (I’m shocked). Here’s the what the game is about (via Eurogamer)
Dragon Dating Simulator is a visual novel dating sim currently in development for Windows set in a world populated by dragons.
You have been selected as one of the humans to travel to the world of dragons in a cultural exchange program. While you are only getting to know this strange, yet somewhat familiar land, it will be up to you and the friends you make to uncover a conspiracy that threatens this newly discovered world… and in the process, maybe even find love.
- Novel sized script
- A quirky and unusual story, with elements of comedy, drama and murder mystery.
- A variety of different paths and endings, depending on your choices.
- At least 4 potential love interests (2 male, 2 female)
- Digital Soundtrack and Art Gallery for backers of the deluxe edition.
If you’re interested in trying it out, you can download the demo right here. I did, and played for at least 5 minutes. Here’s some actual dialogue from the game.
“Looking in front of me, I see the plate is already there, steak and all. As Rémi has already started consummation of his meal, I take the knife he so kindly provided and cut off a small piece from a corner of the steak. Then, I pierce is with the fork, its three prongs penetrating the flesh unrelentingly. Slowly, I raise it to my mouth, my tongue gliding over the bare substance briefly before it enters my lips”
I shared that with the crew at the office, at which point many TODD 5s were handed out like candy. This game looks ridiculous, but I think that’s the point. Is it perhaps a stab at the likes of Hatoful Boyfriend? What do you think? Would you play this title just for the hell of it? Leave your thoughts (or WTF below).
Last Updated: December 3, 2014