Make a dating sim
It is all about making good use of the branching conversation and variable system.
The first thing you will want to do is set variables.
Then, inevitably, the girl starts to get upset, frustrated, confused, etc. My point here: My goal is to maintain the stage before exclusivity and relationship happens. I’m clear on this and it’s practical for where I am in my life right now.
Attempting to mold a man/relationship into being the relationship you want is a losing battle – progress is an illusion if you want something that he ultimately does not. Give him space to step up and be that man without manipulating, prodding, hinting, guilting or nagging him to be that man. No good relationship was ever built on the grounds of manipulation. But ultimately you won’t get the relationship you want unless you’re willing to pull the plug on a relationship that isn’t what you want.
How long are you willing to wait before you cut bait and move on?
Dream Daddy sounds exactly like that—like it’s going to riff off and satire both the simplification of relationships down to dialogue options and usage of queer relationships in the genre.
It really isn’t, though: beneath the dad jokes and past a first glance, it’s a game about kindness and positivity.
For example, it is incredibly easy to build relationships into the game.
Whether you want to make an RPG with dating sim elements or put together a visual novel, it is absolutely possible.
And then there’s Ren Py which is quite slow (due to being written in python), but specifically geared towards making visual novels.
First, you might like this article: The issues here are space and validation.
The cul-de-sac they move to is, conveniently, filled with dads, most of which are single (the other is in the perpetual relationship state of ‘it’s complicated’).
After introductions, you get to choose dads to go on dates with, which can range from trivia night with the local English teacher Hugo to fishing with handyman Brian.
What you will want to do from the very start when preparing an RPG Maker Fes relationship system is determine variable increases.