Once these games started to catch on, they began to delve into different subjects, and what are people more interested in than love?
When you run out of topics to talk about it and sit awkwardly for a few minutes racking your brain for anything to say until you finally blurt out your theory that Chewbacca and Yoda are actually family (no this didn’t happen to me… In many dating sims, your significant other will randomly quiz you on their likes and dislikes, answering correctly will greatly increase your score.
The key in gift giving in dating sims is knowing your partner, what they want, and what they are interested in.
For example, if your partner says something like, “I love fruit”.
Supplying this critical link will help focus history educators, from middle school to college, to develop learning environments and resources that leverage the power of simulation games.
Perhaps this theory will also provide suggestions for game designers hoping to develop games that have value as interpretations of the past.