Shark Dating Simulator XL is a quick-to-play comedy visual novel with colorful cartoon characters and a multiple choice storyline with consequences for your actions. The only thing for sure is that at some point you'll make it with a shark girl. Go you!
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Release Date:
Aug 14, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Shark Dating Simulator will ultimately feature 4 short stories each with their own shark star. However, I would like to make improvements and additions to the graphics, add more diversity to the story lines and flesh out the dialogue as well as possibly add small mini-games to make for a more intriguing game.

In Early Access Mark 1, the first story is complete and ready to played although may be subject to future improvements and fleshing out.

By showing your interest in further development for Shark Dating Simulator XL, you will be doing a great deal to encourage the developer to go to ever-greater efforts!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It's getting there...”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I would like the full version to offer:

~ More and better rendered graphics
~ More reward stills of Shark Chan
~ Original music by myself
~ More storylines and options
~ Mini games”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Shark Dating Simulator has been completely rewritten from the ground up - the version currently available is now very different from what the full release will be.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will increase after we leave early access to reflect the greater level of content and artwork and hours put into the game's creation!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Suggestions and requests as well as reports on typos and bugs are all extremely welcome! I will be browsing the forum daily and very involved in any discussions on what the community would like the final product to be.”
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February 9

Ghost Update

Just a brief one - I've had some reports from people confused that SDSXL appeared to update itself/was offering an update that either never happened or didn't appear to change the game.

The game has not yet been updated and I haven't uploaded any new files, so I have to assume this was a Steam-related housekeeping thing.

Apologies if you had such a message and were disappointed to find nothing new. When I do make an update I'lll post about it on these notifications, so you can be sure if any more such notices are the real deal.

- CF
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February 6

Shark Dating Simulator X(X)L

Hello. It's been a busy last couple of years, I've been studying Comic Art at University all this time, but never have sharks entirely left my thoughts. Well, they wouldn't really would they? And so I am pleased to say that Shark Dating Simulator The Full Release is finally on track again.

The entire thing has been re-written from the ground up! The update will be a completely new game, although of course Shark Chan and Marina will have made it into the reboot. There will be no less than 3 (OR ARE THERE) Shark Maidens to pursue in your new job as an underwater detective, as well as lots of new characters to work for/annoy.

We've also lost that ball dropping game. That was rubbish, wasn't it? No idea what I was thinking there. At least it meant we could shoehorn in a few ball gags, if you know what I mean.

To reiterate, once the first stage of the new game is rolled out, we will quit early access and I will continue writing the rest of it and updating in stages (it's not the writing, it's the drawing that takes the time). The price'll go up at that point from its bargain-basement cost up to something slightly less bargain-basement but if you've already bought it, no worries - you won't have to pay a penny extra!

As there may be folk who might miss the original incarnation of SDSXL, don't worry it'll still be available, as a separate program tucked into the game folders.

I've also been asked about Sharky nudity, as Steam have changed their policy on this since the original early-access release. I always thought of the game as more of a comedy with a bit of smut tacked on, but as this seems to be a popular idea (although some industrious folk in the forums have taken care of de-censoring some of it themselves), this will probably end up as an option - although for the sake of letsplayers and the sensitive, there will also be an option to keep the censoring on!

I've made a lot of progress this last while - I'm not going to start swinging promises about , but I intend to get this thing out to you in as short order as I can. I'll post up some screenies soon.

Until then, happy swimming!

- Catfood
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“Have you ever watched Jaws, saw the shark, and thought it was kinda hot? Well you’re in luck, because now you can live out your aquatic apex predator lovin’ dreams in Shark Dating Simulator XL. Be warned— it is definitely NSFW.”

About This Game

As a new graduate of Scuba School, your underwater mad skills are for hire, as you seek adventure and romance. Along with your charming boss Marina Fishpaste, take to the high seas to discover a love like you never expected in the form of a Tsundere Shark. Will you help her or harm her?

Shark Dating Simulator XL is a quick-play parody visual novel with dozens of different endings featuring colourful hand-drawn cartoon characters in a unique style. Choices you make early on in the game can have impact on the final result - will you be able to find the true ending and win the heart (among other things) of a 2,000lb Great White Shark?

~ A multiple choice story with choice that have consequences!
~ Vibrant hand-drawn graphics.
~ Atmospheric music.
~ Kawaii Shark Girl desu Senpai!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or better
    • Processor: Intel Celeron / Athlon Sempron or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 470GTX Titan / ATI Radeon 5850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 128 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A

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