Whether you’re a fan of dating sims or just downright hate them, you can probably agree that they can be cliched, overly saccharine, and often just poor representations of actual human behavior. In any case, you may get a laugh out of Beautiful Glitch’s Monster Prom [official site].
Monster Prom is a 1-to-4 player game (!!) that mixes choose-your-own-adventure and dating sim mechanics with satire and raunchy humor to absolutely roast the genre. You’ll have to take the role of a monster high schooler and find a date to prom in only three weeks. This means finding out the likes and dislikes of each of your classmates and raise your stats and collect items to reach your goal of seducing one or all of them. There’s a hipster vampire with a “fetish” of downloading pop songs. It’s beautiful. Like a beautiful… glitch?
If Monster Prom sounds like the kind of romance for you, then be sure to support the project on Kickstarter. It’s already half-way to its goal of 8000€ (£7,200), and offering copies of the finished game to backers who pledge at least €10 (£9). Beautiful Glitch are aiming to release Monster Prom on Windows, Mac, and Linux in May 2017, though we all know the crowdfunding road can be bumpy. But I want it. Give it to me.