by Lee Hazell
The dating sim has seen something of a resurgence recently with the likes of Dream Daddy, Purrfect Date and Hatoful Boyfriend giving you the opportunity to date Dads, cats and pigeons, but how about something with a bit more bite?
Monster Prom, by Beautiful Glitch and Those Awesome Guys, is a brand new dating sim and the first one ever to have a multiplayer component. Become one of the students at Spooky High, overseen by Principal Giant Spider, as you try to navigate the treacherous territory of life as a high-schooler made even more treacherous by the fact that yourself, your friends and your crushes are all abominable monstrosities who are no strangers to blood sacrifice, demon summoning or even genocide.
But hey, this is high school and anyone who is anyone still has to have a date to prom, right? Choose from one of many potential beaus and do so wearing the latest fashion trends, shopping for secrets or attempting to bring existence to a terrifying halt. It’s all possible with the game’s extensive selection of 1000 distinct situations written by Cory O’Brien, Maggie Herskowitz and Julián Quijano.
Arthur Tien draws out this creepy universe with bright and colourful character models, each hotter than the last. Good thing then that Monster Prom is one of the most inclusive dating sims on the market as every character can potentially find love with any other character.
Find Monster Prom stalking Steam for PC, Mac and Linux from April 27th.