Haven caught the industry by surprise by capturing romance among the stars with a game that’s equal parts RPG, cooperative date night and sci-fi art piece. I sat down with Haven’s creative director, Emeric Thoa, to learn how the Game Bakers gave rise to such a fresh take on romantic gaming.
Flirting With Danger
HIGH The robot’s ‘good’ ending.
LOW Losing a debate three times in a row and deciding to cheat.
WTF That is one weirdly pleasant Satan you’ve got there, game.
High Scores… Of Friendship
HIGH So many interesting characters!
LOW Predictable plot.
WTF Sentient AI? Schoolgirl gangsters?
More Like Date-A-Lot!
HIGH Mainlining a few novels’ worth of content in half an hour.
LOW Wondering what it was all for.
WTF There’s a giant airship hovering over the city?
HIGH The shadow-puzzle rooms.
LOW The concept
WTF The unambiguously male character is an old dude with a white beard?