Branching dialogue! Hard choices! A cemetery's worth of phantoms, wraiths, and poltergeists lookin' for love in all the blight places. Speed Dating for Ghosts is a weird dating sim made by a former BioWare dev and his indie rapper friend.
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Feb 13, 2018
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March 20

60% off Ghost Love for One Day Only!



To celebrate the IGF Awards, happening tonight (March 20, 2019) at GDC, Speed Dating for Ghosts is on mega sale for a measly 24 hours!

From now until Thursday at 10 am PST, take 60% off here on Steam!

A ton of other great nominees are also being featured in an indie-centric sale for the ages! Support our fellow indies. The people who made these games are good and worked pretty hard probably.

Here's a neat page that collects all the nominated indies available on Steam in one place.
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February 15

Rue Morgue's Best Indie Game of 2018

Legendary horror magazine Rue Morgue has named Speed Dating for Ghosts the Best Indie Game of 2018 in their Jan/Feb issue.

When the magazine reviewed the game back in May, they gave it five skull and crossbones out of five. Or is that skulls and crossbones?

"It may be short and sweet," games editor Evan Millar wrote, "but Speed Dating for Ghosts' one-two punch of stellar writing and refined ambiance make it a debut title that's worth screaming like a banshee for, even to those scared stiff by the thought of playing a visual novel."

Pretty rad.

👁 ❤ 👻,
Ben
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Reviews

“Here’s what I was asked: Come with me to the scene of my own murder. Come with me to be with my elderly friend while he dies/enghostens. Come with me, it’ll be a surprise (SUBTEXT: “I’m lonely and I like you”). I wanted to go on all three. That never happens.”
Sin Vega, Rock Paper Shotgun

“I always try to be a nice ghost in my choices.”
Abby Russell, Giant Bomb

“In a way Speed Dating for Ghosts is good metaphor for romance in video games. Much like the ghosts, video game characters can’t fulfill any of your physical or safety needs. Instead, the appeal of romance in games leans on the emotional or psychological end of the spectrum. As it turns out, those are things you’ll need even after you die.”
Michael Moore, The Verge

About This Game

Speed Dating for Ghosts is a weird lil' narrative game about speed dating ghosts by Ben Gelinas (Dragon Age, Mass Effect) and Mikey Hamm (Mikey Maybe, Glig).

As a lonely specter looking for love in the afterlife, you attend a speed dating event and chat up a cemetery's worth of phantoms, wraiths, and poltergeists. At the end of the spooky mixer, choose your favorite! They'll take you out to all the best haunts: old folks' homes, creepy houses with new owners... Maybe solving a murder is your idea of a good time. Or robbing a bank. Ghosts are into all sorts of things.

Key Features

  • Nine ghosts to meet and date plus one bonus ghost if you're really committed
  • Deep, branching conversations with markedly different outcomes depending on what you choose to say
  • A full-fledged date with your favorite ghost that plays out like a text adventure after each speed dating session
  • A wide range of quirky characters including spirits of vengeance, compassion, despair, and mischief
  • Original music by Mikey Maybe, the musical alterego of game artist Mikey Hamm

Content Warning: Contains frank discussions of death and its consequences, both seriously and with intentional humor.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 410 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Storage: 410 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 460 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
    • Storage: 460 MB available space

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