Calling all gamer gals!
Much like interactive features like Netflix’s Bandersnatch, Ten Dates will send you on a choose-your-own adventure style path on the dating scene.
Ten Dates is a sequel to the interactive rom-com Five Dates, which, as the title suggests is a dating video game in which you play as Misha, acted by Rosie Day (Outlander).What’s even cooler is your choices determine the relationship progression and her sexual orientation, and there’s an option for us queers – a woohoo!
Nonchalant hear from the creators…
As Five Dates was during the pandemic it was such a rewarding journey to evolve the medium and take it into the real world with Ten Dates! Allowing us to explore more locations, stories and characters, really expanding the experience of dating for the player, allowing much more choice variation and experience in the game.”
What we thought of the game…
Lucky for us, we had the chance to play this wonderful interactive dating game. It is a multi-outcome game so we will relay how our version of events went (without spoilers!!).
We started off with a FaceTime with Misha’s bestie, Ryan, played by Charlie Maher (Conversations With Friends) in which the two have a conversation about a speed-dating event that the Londoners decide to attend later on.
Once they get there, Misha makes her rounds through the many men, but stay with us ladies!! After feeling unmotivated and awkward from the night of weak conversation and some very questionable characters she heads to the bar and meets a mystery lady, played by Rhiannon Clements (Death On The Nile) who convinces her to stay for a drink, during drinks we hit it off and we invited her for a second date!
During the second date we got to know the mystery lady a lot more, during which we were involved in a tense phone call and are told a few shocking truths which end with Misha having to make a difficult choice. It’s all up to the player how the story will end, which is something that truly made the game worthwhile in our opinion.
The added bits of comedy kept us laughing all the way through and the immersive nature felt like we were really there dating.
Sorry, this is all we can tell you for now, but check out the trailor below and read on to find out how you can play the game yourself.
Where can I play Ten Dates?
Play the game here and let us know if you liked it and what you think of the queer storyline.
Love, Team Nonchalant x
Last Updated on 1st June 2023 by Nonchalant Magazine