We’ve always got an eye out for the next videogame that’ll make us want to propose marriage as much as Persona 5 did. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve found three up-and-comers that have got our hearts racing and our lady bits all aflutter. Oh my! Here we go.
1. Purrfect Date – “the ultimate crossbreed between visual novel, dating sim, and dark British comedy”
The guys behind Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread have done it again. Purrfect Date, a collab between Bae Team and Bossa Studios’s description had us instantly interested:
“You’ve dated Dads. You’ve dated pigeons. Heck, you’ve even dated fourth-wall-breaking Japanese school girls! But it’s time to swipe them all to the left, and clear those diaries for your next romantic conquest; cats!
Prepare to be whisked off to the seemingly idyllic Cat Island. There, you must date a string of a fetching felines, in an attempt to unravel a dark and sinister secret. Duh duh duhhhh!”
And then there’s the trailer:
We don’t want to give too much away but… let us know what you think when you get into the game. It’s… unexpected!
2. Kitty Powers’ Love Life – “run your own village for couples, under the watchful eye of outrageous drag queen Kitty Powers”
The latest in the hilarious and brilliantly diverse Kitty Powers series, Love Life reminds us of the online dating episode in Series 4 of Black Mirror. Essentially, “you take the helm of one of Kitty’s new ‘Love Villages’, where newly matchmade couples can apply to live and have their relationship nurtured to fruition by a 24-hour love coach — YOU!”
Here’s the trailer:
As fans of RuPaul and anything that acknowledges people aren’t all white and hetero, we love everything about this. It’s out on the 8th of February on Steam, iOS, Android and even Kindle Fire. See you in the village.
3. Two Point Hospital – the Theme Hospital sequel we’ve been waiting for since literally forever
FINALLY!! We could not be more excited for this. Described as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to the incredible Theme Hospital, you can see instantly from the trailer that they’ve nailed the specific brand of humour that led to receptionist announcements of “PLEASE DO NOT DIE IN THE CORRIDORS”:
Not entirely surprising considering some of the original Theme Hospital team is involved in creating the game at Two Point Studios (it’s published by Sega. God bless you, Sega).
New ridiculous diseases, new ways to screw up the design of your hospital, and the same old cartoony style we loved the first time around. Plus this time women can be doctors! Woop!