It seems ever since Hatoful Boyfriend started proliferating about the internet that more folks decided to do something “weird” with the typical visual novel formula. The latest of these unusual concepts is Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator. As the name implies, you’re going to get the chance to romance one of five distinct tanks from World War II! Or are you? Once you get over the outrageous title you’ll see that these famed tanks are actually just used as the basis of personality for a cast of high school girls.
Certainly, both anime and games have anthropomorphized basically anything into cute girls, including weapons of war. With that said, getting to choose between which you’ll date sounds fun! How did your character even come upon this trove of human military equipment? Just like any old visual novel, he just transferred to a new school. Well, in this case it’s actually a military academy so things make a bit more sense. Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator looks silly, fun, and possibly will even prove a lighthearted way to learn a bit more about the tanks each girl represents.
Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator is planned for release on both Windows and Mac as a Steam and DRM-free download. Of course, to get onto Steam they’re going to need help on Greenlight first. Developer DEVGRU-P is asking for $1,500 to fund their new dating sim, but chances are they’ll easily surpass that as long as attention continues to flow in. With a concept like this, it’s very unlikely folks won’t pay attention!
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