dfu1Ever play an Otome game before? Neither have I.  Do you know what an Otome game is?  Neither did I until coming across the Destiny Fails Us Kickstarter.  This lack of knowledge and experience isn’t due to a “if it don’t shoot, it’s gotta scoot” kind of gamer attitude.  I’ll play just about anything.  I’ve got just as many hours into XCom Enemy Unknown as I do Euro Truck Simulator 2.  That’s why Destiny Fails Us is the best Otome game ever!

Lets back up a bit.

Destiny Fails Us is actually an online comic that follows the highs and lows of four high school friends, Idril, Atali, Lily, and Alaska.   Story lines include the juicy drama you would expect from a group of high school boys and girls, but without the worry of watching people ruin their actual lives.

The upcoming Destiny Fails Us game tasks players with taking on the role of the pink haired Idril as she becomes overwhelmed with her life and all of the problems high schoolers face.  Romance, work, school, friendships, they’re all very complicated, and she needs your help!  Here’s a snippet from the Kickstarter page :

Your choices will effect everything from your friendships, social status and love life, to your grades and what events you experience in the DFU world. Are you the type of person who strives to hold on to all of your friends and loved ones, or would you rather ignore the wants and needs of those around you to further your own gain? Either way, it’s up to you to decide whether you would like to be the perfect angel, or feed your inner demon.

Inner demon?  If you really want to see what that involves you can play the game and find out.  Or you can just take a guilt-free peek at the demo to see what it’s all about.  Best otome game ever?  We’ll have to wait and see.

Funding for Destiny Fails Us runs through October 14th, with a modest funding target of $3,000.   Stretch goals include things like new characters to romance, a mobile version, and additional characters.

Greg Micek

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