The latest live-action game from Wales Interactive has been detailed, tasking players with finding love through a dating app during the coronavirus lockdown.
Five Dates follows the story of Vinny, a London-based millennial who finds himself chatting to five potential matches. You'll be making all of his decisions, exploring compatibility, chemistry and more, with each of your choices being played out by the actors on screen.
Five Dates is an exploration of the unpredictable modern dating experience. Through his journey, the decisions the viewer makes for him will challenge their own conceptions of attraction and compatibility. Throughout the game, your choices and your interactions will either strengthen or weaken your relationship with your date. The relationship scores are calculated from the start right through to the very end and will affect certain scenarios as well as having consequences in the concluding scenes.
• Over 7 hours of filmed footage
• Real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play
• Multi-optional storytelling with 10 different outcome
This interactive rom-com will be launching on PC and Mac on 17th November, with a Switch release following "closely" behind.
Of course, the last time we heard from Wales Interactive was when the controversial Gamer Girl was announced. That title has seemingly vanished from the face of the Earth following heavy backlash, so it seems Five Dates will be the publisher's next release.
Is this your kind of thing? Will you be looking for love when the game launches on Switch? Give us your best lines in the comments below.
But... Why? This seems kinda sad.
It’s so awful it could be hilarious. Like the very best of FMV games.
Is... is that Torvi from Vikings?
This game is going to be instant success for all the developers now during this lockdown era
Oh boy, it just had to be "Vinny" didn't it?
I guess I don't get the hate for this one. Just seems like a dating sim with a topical premise.
EDIT: Nvm, watched the trailer. I cringed extremely hard within the first few seconds and couldn't finish watching.
10 different outcomes huh? Let's see...
-5 where you end up with each of the girls
-You realize the real love of your life was the "wingman" the whole time.
-Arrested for stalking
-One of the girls goes full yandere and murders all 6 of the other characters and then kills herself.
I'm not a fan of FMV games in general anyway but this one looks especially bad.
Is there anything that says "Forever alone" more than playing a dating sim?
Nice I've been looking for something like this...I love it when I can get all the girls.
This strikes me as probably something made by a lonely, resentful old man. It's condescending and cringe. Hard pass.
im waiting for the how not to kill wife kids and the bloody cat during lockdown game
V-Vinny? ... SPEEN!
Oh my word! This is what I've been waiting for! Virus dating!
Me: So, which of you has been infected the longest?
Lady: I have been infected for 3 weeks!
Me: Oh my! That's awesome! Do you have horrible coughing fits?
Lady: Oh yes! Sometimes, I cough soo much that I can't control my butt muscles and I let a fart out!
Me: Uhhh, I see. You must be proud of that.
Lady: You betcha I do! I love tooting in my pooty.
Me: ... I thought the virus was deadly?
Lady: Nope! It just gives you horrible gas!
Me: OK, I think I am done playing this uhhh dating game.
How cisheteronormative 🙄
Okay.... This one has maxed out my WTF meter.
Can you WooHoo with the girls?
Good. Grief. This sounds terrible
So since the concept of lockdown has only been around since about Feb/March, this game has had at most 8 months development. If the concept itself didn't put you off...
I love it. More FMV please. Can't wait.
Question, when does the killer come in?
Just pre-order pikmin people. Come back towards the light.
The only thing that would get me interested in this is if it slowly devolved to Too Many Cooks level lunacy the more you played.
Picture this: you're talking with one of the girls and she's laughing about how the lockdown has been 'getting to her'. There's a cat in her lap. Her eyes are a little bloodshot. Somewhere in the background, the muffled noise of what sounds like accordion music can be heard.
Still smiling, she scratches the cat's ears and says she needs to go prepare dinner. Without dropping the conversation, she picks up her cat and her phone while she walks into the kitchen. She places the cat in the oven and closes the door, then returns to the living room. Behind her, a bearded man dressed like a mime sits quietly in the armchair. Watching.
Shaina looks like Yaz from Doctor Who....
Edit: After some research, i discovered that that is indeed Mandip Gill from Doctor Who.
Coming to theatres this Valentine's D- oh wait it's a game.
So you watch some douchey looking guy try to pick up girls online and he uses a wingman...online. could this concept be anymore setup to make everyone involved look dumb.
And here was me worried a horror game wouldn't come out for Halloween. Can't think of anything I would find more scarier to play.
"get off, get off"
Turns out, his real love was his best friend all along. Also, his best friend is in to JOI.
Hope it's actually like online dating apps, with ghosting and fake accounts intact.
Could work as a tragic comedy.
Does that mean you spend the whole game being offended by everything?.......🤣
What is going on?
Ha ha ha
@PhilMyth "Grace" looks like her, but I don't think so....
This hurts. And stealing the Trainspotting poster design does not help either.
It's not a game...it's my life god dammit
Go outside. You need to go outside.
I think i rather date a REAL Person than a REAL Person in a video game.
I can see this suffering a blacklash. Far too conforming to societal norms for 2020. Burn the witches that made this. Boycott. Everyone needs sacking. Straight women and straight men. How backwards.
I’m boycotting coz it looks rubbish not coz we are forced to boycott everything 4 people on Twitter don’t like.
@Mountain_Man Yes, getting forever alone in the dating sim. I'll be here with me tea if you need me.
I have Grindr for my needs. Thanks, though.
@noswitchbutidc In a dating sim, even if you win, you still lose.
These are minor celebrities.
@Kimyonaakuma My thoughts exactly. This has to be a tragic comedy.
Does the dude in the game realize that each of those girls is sifting through hundreds or thousands of other profiles? It's a numbers game alright.
The mixed race girl is the singer Sinead Harnett.
Wow! This sounds like a fantastic form of escapism!/s
I can do this on my own for free and possibly get sexual pleasures from it instead of buying... whatever this is...
A combination of Sprung on DS and Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. Excellent.
I am sorry to inform you that the new term is Race fluid. Memo was released on Twitter like hours ago.
I might be interested, does saffron get her norks out?
@LEGEND_MARIOID it’s totally her. Her IMDb page even lists it. Hard to tell without face paint lol.
@JHDK I actually wasn’t going to say anything... but the main character’s haircut is very offensive and I demand an apology.
I just want to know, do I get any tiddies?
I must be desensitized. My years worth of having a Lifetime Network-obsessed family has made this trailer more boring to me than offensive. Hmm. 🤔 Still not interested, anyway, so.
Talking to a friend the other day, we discussed how hard it must be for devs to find new formulas, develop new genres, try new things... then I see this. Let's watch the trailer now...
No thanks, if I wanted to virtual woohoo with girls I'd just hop on Sims 4 again...
Hey i am dating right now, but i am also interested to see how this game does.
@Thumbsofsteel Oh right! Also the hair is different here. No ancient Viking braids.
Somehow it feels sadder than when it's anime girls.
I don't understand who would buy this?
I would rather kill myself than play this.
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