Just in time for Valentines Day, the award winning local, independent game studio, Bloom Digital Media, has announced its highly-anticipated rom-com game titled Later Daters, which will be released on April 16, 2020.
As a visual novel set to span several episodes, Later Daters allows users to play as a senior and interact with eight characters in the community. Players can customize the character’s look, name, romance history, and gender, from the pet companion who will accompany them on romantic adventures to the avatar and dating history.
The company is putting the finishing touches on the first three episodes, showing how love can bloom late for the game’s seniors. The second series of episodes of Later Daters will be released later this year.
The Innovation Cluster startup released the award-winning LongStory game in 2014, and since has had over one million downloads combined on mobile and Nintendo Switch. According to Newzoo, the global games market in 2019 was $148.8 billion.
Bloom Digital Media was founded by female founder, Miriam Verburg, who has won several awards for their innovative games, and has been featured in publications such as VICE, Huffington Post, attn, and the Globe and Mail.