Elvie shared a ride in the parlour with Dani (@danulmao), Kevin (@killkingjoy), and Alexis (@theswordwizard), several key members behind the development of dating sim, ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area.
ValiDate hopes to fill a gap in dating sims and romance games when it comes to depicting actual, authentic experiences in the dating world as a person of color and with other fellow people of color. The team talks about the hurdles in producing an independent game without previous finance backing, on top of navigating around the hostilities against the creation of a game that goes against the norm.
ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area can be followed and wishlisted on Steam and itchio, and a Switch version of the game coming soon. Also, a playable demo is available on each of these platforms!
You can follow us on Twitter at @VGChooChoo. Elvie can be followed at @lvmaeparian and further developments on ValiDate can be followed at @ValiDateGame. Further support for ValiDate can be made through the team’s Patreon and Ko-fi.
The theme for Starlight Car is a “Super Chill Remix” of Aquamarine by Magic Circuit, which is available off their self titled album Magic Circuit. You can find their music on Bandcamp or follow them on twitter @magic_circuit.