Julian Luxemburg has prepared a dinner for two at his place – but things go awry when the date does not show up and he is left waiting at his dinner table, the clock’s ticking growing unbearably loud. „Dinner Date” is the character portrait of Julian: by becoming his subconsciousness you gain a clear vantage point on the worries which...
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Julkaisupäivä: 1. maalis, 2011

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Kuraattoreiden suosittelema

"This game makes a lot of promises that it does NOT keep. Absolutely avoid this."

Tietoja pelistä

Julian Luxemburg has prepared a dinner for two at his place – but things go awry when the date does not show up and he is left waiting at his dinner table, the clock’s ticking growing unbearably loud.

„Dinner Date” is the character portrait of Julian: by becoming his subconsciousness you gain a clear vantage point on the worries which take a hold of him. As the wait for the beautiful girl grows longer it becomes evident that Julian’s real problems may not even begin originate the girl: what of his work and his boss? And what of the headhunter, his fascination with Byron and his friendship with Jerry who, all things considered, was ultimately the person who pushed Julian to go on this date?

You are not merely listening – in the unprecedented role as his subconsciousness you tap the table, look at the clock and, as Julian bares more of his mind, reluctantly start to eat, your actions resonating with Julian’s thoughts to form an absolutely singular form of intimacy.

In this manner you will experience „Dinner Date”: with some glasses of wine, some bread, some soup - and with a clock which slowly mocks the constant wait for when she comes, this elusive girl who will solve everything.

Key features:

  • Julian’s story lasts a fully voiced 25 minutes and is told through various unique animations, set in a real-time 3d environment with the unique interface of playing as a subconsciousness, the first of its kind.
  • The game is complimented by an original score, written by Than van Nispen tot Pannerden.
  • At the Independent Game Festival 2011, „Dinner Date” has been nominated for the Nuovo award, an award which ‘honors abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development which advances the medium and the way we think about games.’

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    • Käyttöjärjestelmä: Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Prosessori: 1.6 GHz
    • Muisti: 1 Gt muistia
    • Grafiikka: DirectX® 9 -yhteensopiva näytönohjain
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Kiintolevy: 256 Mt
    • Ääni: OpenAL-yhteensopiva äänikortti
Hyödylliset arvostelut
47/59 (80%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
0.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 8. joulukuu, 2014.
Ever found yourself sitting around at home in your kitchen thinking "Boy, I wish I could play a game where I sit around at home in my kitchen whining about being stood up for a date for 25 minutes"? Neither have I.
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17/18 (94%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 24. tammikuu.
Forever Alone Simulator

made me cry :'(
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12/19 (63%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. joulukuu, 2014.
Lately, I've been making a habit of trying out games with "Mixed" reviews--often, I find them to be the most interesting. Dinner Date is a game that isn't for everyone; some might not enjoy the concept, others might find it boring. This isn't a game in which the goal is clear, and the end result isn't necessarily what you would call gratifying. There are no bosses to defeat or world to save. To me, this game embodies "virtual reality" in a much more emotional sense.

You are the subconscious of the protagonist, Julian, as he experiences the agony of waiting on his "dinner date" to arrive. This means, you really have no control over what is happening. You can merely observe and react in the most subtle of ways. As the story unfolds before you, you are given a set of choices. Will Julian glance nervously at the clock, have a cigarette to calm his nerves or have another glass of wine as he bemoans his situation? The voiceover acting is very well done, and adds to realism of the game. If you've ever experienced the anxiety of anticipation. and the agony of disappointment, the game expresses both perfectly.

In order to truly enjoy this game, you have to accept the fact that nothing you do will change its outcome. You are merely along for the ride, guiding Julian's thoughts and actions along the way via a growing number of options by pressing specific buttons on your keyboard, which lead to certain interactions. But it's not as if you're sitting there idle while a long cinematic cutscene plays either; it's an experience you can be a part of from start to finish. As Julian's subconscious, you are like the director with Julian as the actor. Considering the options are numerous, and you can choose them in any order you wish, everybody's experience in the game will be slightly different and unique to them, even if the ending is the same. It gives it a very personal feel which I enjoyed. Overall, this is an overlooked and misunderstood little gem of a game.
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4/4 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 13. huhtikuu.
$2.50 chocolate bar > this
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3/4 (75%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 13. tammikuu.
You can call it art if you want to but that doesn't take away that it is boring as sin. There is almost no choice in it either.
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4/6 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. joulukuu, 2014.
Ok let me start of by saying the quality of the graphics actually surprised me when i first loaded up the game.

Next I'll say this is a pretty good addition to the do hardly anything but just watch and experience genre.

Finally I could'nt tell you how many pieces of bread I ate while listening to this guy the game even allows you to be a double dipper! 8/10
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5/8 (63%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 2. tammikuu.
This is not a game. This is more of an experience of a nervous man waiting for his date to come...well...that never shows up. I have to say the experience is pretty good and I feel for this man with his anxiety issues. However, I don't feel this game-err...experience is worth 3 dollars. If it is on sale, it's worth it to try it. Otherwise, wait for the sale to happen and get it.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. huhtikuu.
♥♥♥♥ Jerry.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 3. toukokuu.
Avoid at all costs.

I can appreciate art games when done right, Dear Esther was a fantastic aural and visual presentation, and Gone Home told a heartbreaking story that could only be experienced through a videogame. Dinner Date tho, is one of the worst 5 dollars i have spent.

Its a shame, because the concept is interesting, and to be honest i like the idea of it, putting the player in the mind of a character and being able to see his thoughts is intriguing. The problem is, there is little value or reason to be paying 5 bucks for this. Its over in about 15 minutes. 15 MINUTES. When games like Heavy Rain do these types of games, they give a good long narrative. Or even a telltale episode, you get 2 hours of story content for 5 dollars. Here, you stay in a room, and pick thoughts. Then it ends.

This could have been an interesting demo for free, that could be an interesting mechanic in story based games. I cannot recommend it at all for its price point, you would be better off watching the walkthrough on youtube.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. toukokuu.
couldnt kill the guy in the game so i killed the guy that gifted me the game 10/10 best game ever should cost $10
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 25. maaliskuu.
Alright, if your love life doesn't work too well, eat some soup, get drunk and then join your buddies at the bar.
This short game is just an episode of the ordinary man's sad life and, oh man, it definitely hits the sore spot.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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0.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 14. tammikuu.
10/10 would eat infinite bread and jam again.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 7. huhtikuu.
When I first heard of the game "Dinner Date", I thought: "Waheyy, that sounds rubbish, might be very funny!"

It's not very funny, its just rubbish. All you do is sit there and listen to the worst voice actor in gaming history talking about his diabolic failings in life while you press N to eat bread repeatedly. This goes on for twenty five minutes or so, and then the game ends.

There's also super fun interaction, where you can choose 4 or 5 seperate directions for him to look in, you can dip your spoon in a bowl of soup and then take it out, with only two button presses, and you can put your hands on your face.

This game isn't funny it's just depressing and really horrible and boring. Don't buy it.
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3/5 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. tammikuu.
This "game" is something. I' not sure what I would really call it. If you or a friend is feeling down because you/ your friend don't have a love life then I would recommend this "game". However I would never pay full price if I was just going to play out of pure curiosity.

completion time: 20 minutes

Satisfaction: 3.5 out of 5 stars simply because i can relate to the character in a few ways.

I hope you all have a great day and remember that things can get better in your life but you have to continue to move forward. Also most of the time the player's life is the losers life. Peace
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3/5 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. joulukuu, 2014.
Possibly the dryest 'game' I've ever played. You sit at a table waiting for your date to show up, (SPOILERS) she never shows up. The game lures you into thinking it's going to be like surgeon simulator, explaining hand controls using 'q w e r' for the movement of each finger, and 'g' for the thumb. You are then disappointingly backhanded when you instead are greeted with the option to press various keys in order to perform movements/action, all with the aim to waste enough time for more key options to become available, each duller than the last - This functionality saps any potential morsel of comedy, unlike an actual 'key per finger' style, where there are morsels to be found.

First, you are limited to tapping your fingers on the table, and looking up at the clock. Then it really gets crazy when the option to eat some bread appears. From thereout you will continue to pointlessly press buttons and observe the mundane animation. My favorite part has to be where you are granted the option to dip your bread into the soup you've been stirring for 10 minutes.

The game ends when your character staggers out of the apartment after a few glasses of wine, presumably to perform some kind of aggressive crime against the elusive date. This means you basically miss the most exciting part of the protagonists evening.

1/10. There is no challenge, no excitement, and no respite from the ball-achingly dull key tapping. Only play this game if someone has a gun to your head.
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 14. huhtikuu.
So, there's this BIG GUY who I'll identify as 410. So, 410 thinks it's funny to gift me games. Except it isn't. Or perhaps it is. It doesn't matter. So, during one of his sudden outbursts of generosity, he gifts me this game. Me, being exceptical, decide to give this game a try.

....

Right now there are no words to describe how much I -HATE- this guy for giving me this game.
I think I'll go and cry myself to sleep now.
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 14. tammikuu.
This is the game everybody was waiting for,
sitting alone in a chair drinking and eating stuff.
You can't ask more from a game
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 26. joulukuu, 2014.
POINTLESS!
(((((most worthless PIECE.... of art one could buy.)))))
I would have liked and ALMOST recommended if there was ONE or TWO choices in the game that would actually make a difference. HMM do i take piece of toast? if i do should i eat it with something on it or plain? do i fidget with my left hand or my right? WHY not both maybe i want to multi-task while i am being stood up? whatever the creator was trying to convey in this story was lost in the pointless and mundane way they told it. One purchase i wish i had stood up, save whatever pennies you can don't buy this game.
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5/10 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 24. joulukuu, 2014.
where were all you intolerant "GONE HOME IS NOT A GAME" jackasses when this piece of ♥♥♥♥ fell out of the devil's thorny black pretentious ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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2/4 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 22. joulukuu, 2014.
See, this is what happens when you allow students to make video games, rather that having them wait until they've graduated, found a job in the industry, and had all the creativity bashed out of them by the publishers so they never have ideas such as this again. Having completed the Luxembourg Chronicals, or whatever this game is called, I'm not entirely sure what it is. There was bread with chocolate chips in, some tomato soup.. some sort of inner monologue that i tuned out after about 30 seconds because it was completely banal...

And if one of the main focuses of your digital world is going to be a characters hands, at least spend more than 5 minutes texturing and animating them.
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