Play Your Heart Out With These Romance Computer Games

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Take a break from reading romance to playing romance

Romance Games

Despite loving to read romance novels, sometimes you just need to switch it up a little. Sure, you could always read a different genre, but why not try playing a romance computer game instead?

Believe it or not, there are tons of romance computer games out there just waiting to be played. Steam and Amazon are full of them, along with the independent game site itch.io.

Expanding your horizons (if you haven't already - maybe you're already a fan of romance games) to romance computer games gives you the chance to actually live it. It's worth a shot!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Buy from Steam here.

Dream Daddy has a simple premise: you're a Dad and your goal is to "romance other hot Dads." After moving to Maple Bay with your daughter, you're surprised to discover that your neighborhood is full of other single Dads! This fun game allows you to create your own Dadsona and has seven different dateable Dads to choose from with multiple endings for each Dad!

Valentine Panic

Buy from Steam here.

The premise of Valentine Panic is that your character is in desperate need of a job, but every job you apply to is already filled. You luck into a job at the Pink Lady Cafe just in time for Valentine's Day. Your playable character is genderless, allowing you to really put yourself into the game. As for the romance options, there are four different options: two male and two female!

Heart of the Woods

Buy from Steam here.

Heart of the Woods is a visual novel romance game. After working as manager and editor for her best friend Tara's paranormal vlog, Maddie Raines is ready to move. However, she agrees to one last investigation. On the way, they meet Morgan, who promises them proof of the paranormal. And find it they do! Maddie meets Abigail, ghost of a woman who died centuries ago. They are drawn to each other and Maddie realizes she must break the curse that has kept Abigail imprisoned for hundreds of years.

Monster Prom

Buy from Steam here.

Monster Prom is definitely a one-of-a-kind game! Using personality quizzes to determine stats, this choose your own adventure game allows you to play by yourself or with three other people. Your choices matter the in the outcome of the game. In the game, you attend a school for monsters and, with just three weeks until prom, you need to find yourself a date.

Love is Strange

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Love is Strange is a fan-made game set in an alternate universe to Life is Strange "with all of the cozy nostalgia of Arcadia Bay but none of the suffering." In the game, you play as 18-year-old Max Caulfield, a student at Blackwell Academy. Max wants to be a famous photographer and wishes to enter a contest her school is putting on. The problem is she needs a partner. Will she choose Chloe, Rachel, Kate, or Victoria? The game features nine endings.

Demonheart

Buy from Rolling Crown here.

Darker than previous games on the list, Demonheart is the fantasy game you didn't know you wanted. It's up to you if you are good or evil and tactful or defiant. You play as Bright, a young woman from a small town with the favor of Orchid, a famous healer and witch. Dark times come and Bright finds herself drawn to them to the point a demonic voice takes refuge in her mind.

The Rose of Segunda

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Buy from Blackcross & Taylor here.

You live in the kingdom of Segunda, daughter of the Duchess of Florentia. The Crown Prince's birthday in which he traditionally selects a bride is here and your mother wants that bride to be you! She sends you, your brother, and steward to the castle to try to win the Prince's heart. That doesn't mean you have to though. The Rose of Segunda has six different romance paths, including four male and two female.

Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

Sign up to play Ever Jane here.

Ever, Jane is set in Regency England and inside the novels of Jane Austen. An online multi-player role-playing game, Ever, Jane's weapon of choice is gossip. Rather than kill or be killed, there is "invite or be invited." Invites to grand balls and dinner parties are status symbols. Fans of Jane Austen and Regency England will love this game.

While the game hasn't launched yet, it is open to beta testing and you can sign up on their website.

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