- OS: Windows Vista or Later
- Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 or better
- Storage: 200 MB available space
Doodle Date is a graphic novel from a developer Nicholas Lives, released in 2018. It is a non-standard game in which you yourself are the author of the story. Download Doodle Date to your device and draw the date of your dreams. How attractive a partner will depend on your artistic abilities.
Graphics and Sound 3.5/5
In terms of design and music, Doodle Date is quite a simple game. All actions take place on pages of a regular school notebook, dialogs take place in the form of subtitles, and characters are drawn in line art style. The soundtrack is also plain; it just creates a nice background. That is why the Doodle Date system requirements are so low: Intel (R) HD Graphics 3000 video card (or better) and 200 MB available space.
There is only a Doodle Date PC version, so all controls in the game are done with a mouse. If you have a digital pen, it will be convenient for you to draw everything you need. If you do not have such a device, you have to suffer using a mouse. But the more absurd your drawings, the better for the story. All the pictures are saved on your computer as .png files in a local folder of Doodle Date review them and share with your friends if you want to.
The gameplay is pretty simple, even seems uncompleted. This game's concept is exciting, but it looks like the author did not bring it to a conclusion. You play as a bored teenager who was suddenly drawn into the world of his own drawings. Once on pages of a notebook, he realizes that everything he draws becomes a reality.
Following Claire's instructions (the hand-drawn girl), you depict the date of your dreams with different emotions (sad, shy, etc.) on a sheet from a notebook. After that, you can talk to this drawing, and as the dialogue develops, the pictures replace each other. The character is angry with you and then flirts with you. So, step by step, you create a story by doodling different characters. And the farther, the more confusing and absurd the plot becomes. The game is not without wit and even black humor, and the ending is completely non-standard for such a sweet love story.
Do not take this game too seriously, show your imagination, and it will be much more fun to play. Who says the date of your dream must be a human being?
Lasting Appeal 2/5
The game speed depends on how quickly you draw what you are asked. You can doodle simple blots and funny faces, or you can draw a detailed character. But on average, a walkthrough takes about 30 minutes. There are two endings in the game, depending on your choice. And it is unlikely you will want to play Doodle Date more than a couple of times.
Doodle Date is an adorable game with a great concept and awkward gameplay. There is still much to be improved in the game, but it is quite interesting, especially considering that only one person was involved. If you want to have fun and fool around, download Doodle Date to your computer.
Pros : Original concept;
Freedom of creativity.
Cons : Simple gameplay;
It is desirable to have a digital pen.
Replay Value 2