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Monster Prom Is the Dating Sim of Your Nightmares (In a Good Way)
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Monster Prom Is the Dating Sim of Your Nightmares (In a Good Way)

Each week on Twitch and Alpha, hosts Erika Ishii and Trisha Hershberger talk video games with special industry guests, insightful coverage and a ton of audience interaction on our show Game Engine. Be sure to tune in every Tuesday starting at 4 PM PT to learn about what’s new and cool in the world of video games.

Not only is Erika Ishii an energetic and passionate host here on Geek & Sundry, she also lends her vocal talents to indie games—including a dating sim or two. You might remember Erika as the cutie pie Amanda in last year’s Dream Daddy, but her latest role in a dating sim is almost the complete opposite—she’s a monster. (But still kinda cute, to be fair.)

Monster Prom may look like the cartoony sweetness you’ve come to expect from dating sims, but don’t be fooled. With explicit humor, murder sprees, and characters on the prowl literally and figuratively, Monster Prom doesn’t shy away from its monstrous roots. But that’s all part of its charm.

You take control of one of four playable characters. Your mission is to get to the prom with the monster of your dreams. Oh, and, go to class, head to the library, play some dodgeball, all that school stuff. In a twist for a dating game, you can play competitively against your friends and even undermine their own efforts to get to prom.

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Monster Prom begins with a quick, playful personality quiz to give yourself and the game an idea of who might want to romance, and then you’re off to the races. Get to know the quirky characters at your school, but you only have three weeks (or six weeks in a long playthrough) to find a date, so don’t waste too much time chatting or exploring. You have monsters to seduce.

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Along the way you’ll probably even find some surprises, secret endings, and, if you’re very lucky, make it to the prom.

Erika isn’t actually one of the monsters you can romance (or is she?), but she can give you an advantage by offering some really weird stuff for sale that might work some magic on the object of your affection. She plays the Shopkeeper.

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“After I recorded, I was excited to find out the rest of the cast included so many friends and cool people I admire!” Erika says.

While she hasn’t had a chance to play the game yet—she plans to do so on her Twitch stream soon—she’s watched her roommates work their charms on the monsters of their dreams. “I watched them date Scott and it was ADORABLE,” she says.

Monster Prom is now available on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux for a retail price of $11.99.

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