"The cost of the actors is spread across the price of several games and ensures we can give players the best possible value," adds Arden." "We are playing with live-ness and real people responding to your instructions in realtime. Although the Kickstarter campaign is off to a relatively slow start, Arden hopes that the idea will catch on.
The majority of dating simulation games usually has the player assuming the role of a male protagonist in the lead role, as he tries to win over the hearts of several beautiful girls.The player instructs the actor on how to deal with various dating misadventures.It’s all for fun, but in theory, it could be of practical use. The player sends voice commands direct to the actors, who do whatever they're told. "The premise is that the character you are guiding is totally rubbish at dating," explains designer Ilayda Arden. There are thousands of possible routes through the game with loads of recognizable first date scenarios and complications to maneuver. One minute you’re high on the warmth of their attention, the next minute you’re frozen out and left wondering what happened. Whether you call it push/pull, on/off, or hot and cold, the end result is the same. Whether done consciously or unconsciously, this type of behavior activates longing and pursuit. If we don’t understand the game of hot and cold, we can find ourselves pulled into a drama of confusion. Understanding this type of behavior is crucial even for those of you committed to not playing games. Behavioral extremes indicate a power play is being employed. Once we have the ability to see hot and cold for what it is, we’re less likely to suffer its negative effects.