What is "Something To Do With Love?"
Something To Do With Love is a romantic, slice of life dating sim about being a bachelor in the small city of Garden Grove offering exploration and player freedom in regards to dating (or not dating) a cast of diverse characters. The story is told via point-and-click navigation, visual novel style segments as well as FMV cutscenes.
True to the "simulation" moniker, Something To Do With Love seeks to simulate social life in a small city. Weather, time of day, emotions, relationships and characters' personal schedules will effect the course of the story-line dynamically. Characters will live their lives alongside the player creating organic encounters, further influencing the world.
Player actions are more than just multiple choice. You are free to say one thing and do another. But be careful, because rumors and general information will spread as characters go through their routines. Conversely, putting a little positivity into the world can go a long way.
Is there a demo version available?
You bet, click the image below to download!
How does dating work?
Through meeting people through your daily life, at social gatherings, or wherever you can develop a relationship with somebody that can bloom into something truly special. Different people find different things important when choosing who they want to be with, or what constitutes a serious relationship. Relationships can become serious, or not go very far. Sometimes people just aren't right for each other, you know? There are plenty of fish in the sea if it doesn't work out. Chin up, Tiger; She just wasn't the right one for you!
Oh, you mean in "Something To Do With Love?" Same, but with animal people.
Animal people, huh?
What else can I do other than date?
You can explore the city of Garden Grove, meeting other characters and completing sidequests. However, if you choose to pursue a relationship with somebody; everything you do in "Something To Do With Love" has an effect on the dating mechanics in some way.
Will there be voice acting?
Isaak Wells as Wilson
What's the soundtrack like?
Something To Do With Love features a feel-good original soundtrack by Maru, a producer and composer who has been working with Kabangeh for several years; spanning several genres and themed towards the characters' personalities.
What are some of the reward tiers?
Are there any stretch goals?
Where will the funds go if the campaign is successful?
After Kickstarter's fees, taxes and the cost of physical rewards, the money goes entirely to production costs and software licenses, and at the highest tier the cost of hiring voice/performance capture actors for FMV cutscenes is factored in.
Risks and challenges
I'm accustomed to investing time rather than money. This will be the biggest project I've done to date and I've put a lot of thought into budgeting. It's important to remember the goal is to finish a product as I described it in this campaign. It can be easy to forget that when so many fine, hopeful people already pre-purchased the game.
The groundwork is laid and a large portions of the game are either already finished or in production. I feel the release date I chose affords me plenty of time, even to the extent of possibly delivering early. Anything can happen though, and perhaps the game could wind up taking a tad longer to deliver.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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