You are a single father. With your daughter Amanda, in her final year of high school, you’ve decided to relocate to the other side of Maple Bay. You move into a cul-de-sac inhabited by an improbably attractive assortment of other fathers – all of whom can be romanced.
This is dating sim Dream Daddy which, after arriving seemingly out of nowhere, has shot to the top of the Steam charts. That’s a not-inconsiderable feat, given the game’s genre – the last dating sim that saw any breakthrough success was about dating pigeons. But is there more to its success than the sheer rarity of an unashamedly gay game?
The novelty is undoubtedly a factor. LGBT gamers are starved of positive representation, and while the needle has shifted in recent years – with the likes of Ellie in The Last of Us, Tracer
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