Five days ago, Janet left her dorm to go on a date - and never came back. Was she kidnapped? Murdered? The truth may be even stranger. Solve puzzles to connect together pieces of the story in a science-fiction adventure with eleven possible endings!
User reviews: Very Positive (51 reviews) - 100% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2010

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"This game will start typical and catch you off guard with an intriguing plot. Some mechanics are totally unnecessary but the concept is worth a look."

About This Game


Time keeps slip, slip, slipping away...

You're trapped in a mansion with five guys, one of whom has a gun.

There's a giant countdown ticking down.

At the end of this story, someone will die.

Will it be you?

Or can you escape... the DATE WARP?

Use a steady hand to connect the wires and put the pieces together to solve the mystery of the mansion before it's too late. Your choices will turn the story towards one of eleven possible endings.


Janet - A freshman at Brook College, previously a socially-isolated student. Will she live or die?

Alben - A mysteriously hostile young man. Why is he so angry?

Bradley - A cheerful jock who's been asking every freshman girl on exactly one date each. What is he planning?

Linds - A lecherous scientist who is clearly up to something. What does he know about the forcefields?

Nathaniel - A polite and wealthy gentleman offering assistance to those in need. But is that too convenient?

Rafael - A soft-spoken young man who takes care of others but dodges questions about his past. Who is he working for?

Content notes: Contains violence, alcohol and drug use, some strong language, and sexual references.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: 10.4 or later
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Processor: x86 or compatible
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Note: 32-bit compatibility libraries required on AMD64 and x86-64
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I highly reccomend this game, while the art leaves something to be desired it's not that bad really. In the end the story makes up for it anyways. It has a very good story with characters that have problems, beliefs, and values that get tested and pushed to their limits. All in all by the time i finished the last, and true ending of the game I was in love with it. I would reccomend this to anyone really. It's a must play!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
This was the first Visual Novel I ever played right through to the end. I enjoyed it! During the course of the game you have various choices to make, and after a certain point the sum of those choices so far will lead you to connect to one of the other main characters. As result, it's possible to play the game through again, and make different choices that results in different endings. I enjoyed the first time through enough to play twice more. I recommend it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Didn't anyone ever remember not to mess with space and time but in seriousness if you like visual novels and a interesting sci fi story enjoy.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
So it is a bit short but the game takes place over the course of 5 days so the pacing actually feels really good for the time span that's covered.

I've seen better artwork, I've also seen a lot worse in games that are priced higher.
The static character models and backgrounds look the best, the cut scenes are hit and miss, some are great, some are ehhhh

Worth playing through to get all the endings, the puzzle element is interesting but not really challenging.

Good story, decent art and music, better than some VN's $5~$10 more that I've played
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84 of 89 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Date Warp is one of Hanako Games' (Long Live the Queen, Magical Diary) older visual novels that only recently made it to Steam. A fairly standard example of the genre, I went in not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised.

You play as Janet Bhaskar, a young Indian college student who ends up stranded in the middle of a forest with her blind date. Finding their way to a secluded mansion, once entered, will they ever make it out again? I don't want to give away much more than that as the plot relies on mystery and the unfolding of the narrative through the individual character routes. The story won't blow you away in depth, characterization or plot twists, but it's a fun sci-fi tale that has some interesting ideas and nicely written dialogue. As an otoge (girl game), the interaction between the protagonist and the guys is quite enjoyable and there are some saucy situations that may satisfy your romantic tastes, although nothing too racy, deep or profound. But who says every romance needs to end in tears, anyway?

While the story is pretty good, the artwork is where things suffer somewhat. The standard character images are good, nothing spectacular but nice enough; it's the special event CG's that really stick out. As much as I hate to say it, the quality reminds me of the more amateur deviant-art pages I've seen. I feel really bad for saying that because I love Hanako Games, but it was very distracting reading through the event scenes when the quality of the CG's were so poor. Usually I'm able to overlook lesser quality art in visual novels if it has a strong, intriguing storyline with well-developed characters, however, I really can't say that's the case here. Again, the story is good, it's just not strong enough to outshine the issues with the artwork.

Despite the problems I had with it, I still enjoyed Date Warp. Although on the shorter side, I felt it was worth the 6 hours I put into completing the entire story. I wouldn't consider it one of Hanako's better titles, but it's definitely worth a look if you've enjoyed her other games and/or other visual novels.

Bottom Line: 6/10
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