By Daniel Megarry. The game features an elaborate romance system, allowing players to win over a of potential lovers including a foot bull-man voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr you know, Fred from the live-action Scooby Doo movies. You might not be able to go on real dates during the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still get your romance fix with dating sims.
You know what I was just thinking the world was missing? You guessed it! A dating simulator in which you play a single gay dad attempting to meet and romance other single gay d. Ok, so maybe you were gonna say something more important like "world peace" or "a third season of Sense 8.
The new game by Game Grumps involves a virtual world in which players assume the character of a gay, single man who is a father to teenager daughter, Amanda. Following the death of your spouse, you and Amanda move to a new neighborhood, which is conveniently filled with many other available gay d for you to court.
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At first blush, it would be easy to assume that the such a project, stemming from the gaming world, would be at best childish and and worst exploitative. But instead it has been commended for its sensitivity on the topic of LGBT parenthood, and for the breadth of the game's inclusivity.
The protagonist of the game centers on a gay man who lost his husband, for instance, and includes gay d of all stripes, colors, and persuasions, including a goth trans dad named Damien Bloodmarch. As a result, Dream Daddy has been a surprise hit, currently charting among the Steam's top sellers.
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Shaw's co-creator, Leighton Gray, is a queer woman who says she is excited the game has found an audience. There's so little queer content now that's just light-hearted and fun and silly and showcases a really honest relationship.
I think part of the goal for this was for it to be for everyone. Still, Dream Daddy is clearly a novelty.
But with positive examples of LGBTQ families in such short supply, it's important to applaud good representations of gay men as fathers when we find them, particularly when they occur in mediums where you'd least expect them, like a video game. So whether you're a gay dad in real life, or only in virtual reality, we say keep on dreaming.
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