Julian Luxemburg hat ein Abendessen für sich und sein Date bei sich zu Hause gekocht - aber alles wird über den Haufen geworfen als seine Verabredung nicht auftaucht und er ganz allein am Tisch sitzt und dem Ticken der Uhr zuhören muss, das immer lauter zu werden scheint.
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Veröffentlichung: 1. März 2011

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

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Julian Luxemburg hat ein Abendessen für sich und sein Date bei sich zu Hause gekocht - aber alles wird über den Haufen geworfen als seine Verabredung nicht auftaucht und er ganz allein am Tisch sitzt und dem Ticken der Uhr zuhören muss, das immer lauter zu werden scheint.

„Dinner Date” ist ein Charakterporträt von Julian: Sie werden zu seinem Unterbewusstsein und erhalten einen Einblick in seine Sorgen. Je länger sich die Wartezeit auf seine hübsche Freundin hinzieht, desto offensichtlicher werden Julian's wahren Probleme: wie sieht es mit seinem Job und seinem Chef aus? Wer ist der Abwerber, warum ist er fasziniert von Byron und seiner Freundschaft zu Jerry, der letztendlich die Person war, die Julian zu dieser Verabredung überredet hat?

Sie hören nicht nur zu - in dieser nie zuvor für möglich gehaltenen Rolle als Julian's Unterbewusstsein klopfen Sie auf den Tisch, schauen auf die Uhr und fangen letztendlich auch an zu essen, während Julian's Gedankennetz eine komplett einzigartige Art von Intimität um Sie herum spinnt.

Sie werden „Dinner Date” mit ein paar Gläsern Wein, etwas Brot und Suppe erleben, und auch mit einer Uhr, die durch ihr langsames Ticken die Wartezeit auf das trügerische Mädchen, das am Ende alles auflösen wird, nur noch gemeiner erscheinen lässt.

Eigenschaften:

  • Julian’s Hintergrundgeschichte erstreckt sich über 25 Minuten lang und wird durch verschiedene einzigartige Animationen sowie zum ersten Mal in dieser Form in einer Echtzeit-3D-Umwelt mit einzigartigem Interface als sein Unterbewusstsein dargestellt.
  • Das Spiel wird außerdem durch die Musik des Komponisten Than van Nispen tot Pannerden ergänzt.
  • Beim Independent Game Festival 2011 wurde „Dinner Date” für den Nuovo Award nominiert, einer Auszeichnung, die "abstrakte, Kurzform- und unkonventionelle Spielentwicklung honoriert, welche das Medium avancieren lässt und unsere Art wie wir über Spiele denken verändert."

Systemvoraussetzungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Prozessor: 1.6 GHz
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX® 9 kompatibel Grafikkarte
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 256 MB
    • Sound: OpenAL kompatible Soundkarte
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
96 von 119 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. November 2014
This game is good if your life sucks like mine

I mean it's the same price than a chocolate bar or a beer, but you can cry to this game longer
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89 von 111 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
29.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Dezember 2014
This game is amazing. If offered me an experience I never had before and I probably never will have. I had so many feelings come over me. I felt the amazing feeling of having a date. I felt the horible feeling of someone not showing up to the date. It simulated real life perfectly. I'm glad I played this game before going on a real life date. If I ever feel lonley in by bedroom in the dark with the blinds closed then I can just play dinner date and feel the sensation of having a date. Then I will feel the depressing feeling of having my date not show up. In conclusion, this game is the best game I have played since Lunch date simulatior. I give this game a 20/10
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47 von 59 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Dezember 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 von 18 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Januar
Forever Alone Simulator

made me cry :'(
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12 von 19 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 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 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. April
$2.50 chocolate bar > this
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Januar
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 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 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 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Januar
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 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. April
♥♥♥♥ Jerry.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Mai
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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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. März
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 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Januar
10/10 would eat infinite bread and jam again.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. April
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 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 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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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Januar
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 von 6 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2014
It's a game about a guy who gets blue balls...
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Januar
This game prepared me for my PlentyOfFish date.
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5 von 10 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 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 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 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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