ValiDate: The Struggle’s Guide to Finding Love

Once upon a ValiDate there was a world filled with infinite possibilities for love. Hold on and hear me out! I know you’ve seen tons of dating simulators but none like this. Let’s face it folks, we’re all looking for that special someone who is going to embrace all our quirkiness. That’s why you have to play ValidDate! It will have you believe there’s someone for everyone and I kind of love that. 

ValiDate My Love

I know those of us who are single keep asking the same question. Can we catch a break in the 21st century? If not in the real world at least let us live vicariously through it in a dating simulator. There are so many dating games and none of them really seem to include people who look like you. Can we get a little bit of color? Some different perspectives on love? Lucky for us Dani and her team promise that ValiDate will give you that and a whole lot more. Set in Jercy City, thirteen struggling singles try and navigate through the trying ordeals of capitalism and love to find meaning in their lives. ValiDate has 13 playable characters and over 60 routes to choose from, with about 70-90 hours of engaging content. All I have to say is sign me up and take my money!

“ValiDate is a story about 13 struggling singles in a fictional place called Jercy City. It’s about these people trying to find love, friendship, figuring out their sexuality, gender identity, etc. We wanted to be different and focus on people of color. We wanted to put them in stories and situations you don’t typically see them in.”

Dani Lalonders

I can’t tell you how much I loved this concept. It’s important that minorities see themselves represented in different situations. Confessions of a hopeless romantic? I’ll be honest with you I’ve played a lot of dating simulators. I have never come across a character that struggles with their sexual identity or face choices that encouraged them to grow.

A Colorful Cast

I played the demo and noticed the colorful cast of characters right away. ValiDate stands apart from other dating simulators and it does so with a purpose to include everyone. You get to choose from 13 playable characters with 30+ routes. ValiDate made sure to take care when designing each character. Each character is flawed and undergoes narrative arcs that are handled with empathy and self-indulgence. The best part about all of the characters in ValiDate is how multifaceted they are. You can really feel the love that has gone into creating the game. This allows for a more immersive experience.

“ValiDate started as a passion project and it evolved from that. We still treat it as a passion project and we still have fun making the game. I want to make sure my studio and the people I’m working with are happy.”

Dani Lalonders

I cannot wait to get my hands on the full game! The release date for ValiDate is set for June of 2022. If you can’t wait and want to spice up your gamer love life go grab the demo! Don’t forget to wishlist the game over at Steam! I’d like to thank Danni for taking the time to talk with us over at the Burn Out Brighter Podcast. You can find out more about ValiDate and the creative team over on their website!

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