Note (22-nov-22): an update is coming this week. 


Every relationship passes through similar milestones. First date. First kiss. First night over. First month anniversary. First trip. First fight. Meeting each other’s friends. Many important milestones that define and redefine every relationship. There is one, however, dreaded by all: meeting their partner's parents.

When you meet Kelsie Sparks, a bright culinary student, one evening at a bar, something intense started burning inside of you. You knew from this single moment that you should not ever let her go. Follow you 6 months into this exciting and blissful relationship, Kelsie, now your official girlfriend, wants to take the next step with you. The dreaded next step: meeting her parents. You are to be invited for lunch with her family.

Will you be able to win them over and impress Kelsie? Or will you make a fool of yourself? Only your choices will tell...

TW/CW: mention of violence to reach some endings
Note : The game does not define the protagonist's gender, and is thus up to the reader's preference.



  • Languages: English and French
  • Word count: approx. 2k to 10k words per playthrough (count a bit more for French)
  • Total word count: approx. 30k words
  • Playtime: about 10min to 1h per playthrough.
  • Endings: 10 endings to collect
  • Character creation: minimal (name + favorite dish)
  • Mobile: This game should work on mobile screens with little issue.
  • Accessibility: 3 different fonts (Serif, sans-serif, and open Dyslexic) + font size can be increased.


If you've enjoyed playing this game (or not), please consider rating it and leaving a comment on this page, reviewing it on its IFDB page, or sharing it with anyone who might like it.

This short game was part of a personal challenge, in which I would create an interactive fiction story in the span of a month. The first uploaded version having been a prototype, it has since been refined with a better fleshed-out story (but still cringy at times) and a cleaner UI. This game has been inspired by comedic movies like Meet the Parents. You can check out my Tumblr for more info on my processes.

This game is now complete and finished. If you encounter any bugs, please let me know so I can fix it.

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Updated 1 hour ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Release date Jun 10, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(25 total ratings)
Authormanonamora
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Twine
TagsDating Sim, Meaningful Choices, Minimalist, Romance, Short, test, Twine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, French
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast, One button
LinksBlog, Twitter, Kofi

Development log

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(+1)

The humour is very vibrant and the first two endings are truly something. Did notice “he brought me flowers. I had mentioned to him...” & wasn’t sure if the “he” instead of “they” was a minor slip.

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the game so far!

Yup def a slip up. Will be corrected soon. Thanks for pointing it out!

(+1)

sorry for the delay, it's been corrected :)

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oh my god the part where (SPOILER) i literally crushed the dad's hand. it was too funny i cried.

(+1)

😂 I am glad you enjoyed the game! I had quite a lot of fun writing this part as well.

(+3)(-1)

please give me the chance to tell the girlfriend to fuck off, that's the ending I'd like to have, thank you.

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Hi! Thanks for playing the game!

There is kinda already one option where you can do so. Though it is not explicitly a F-Off. 
Where in the story made you want to tell off the girlfriend?

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sorry for the late reply. it was when I was late and she acted as if it was the end of the f world, closed the door on me and mc couldn't even say anything, I WISH I could just tell her off right there. I was so angry lol

(+4)

I understand where you are coming from.

However, I wanted to write some endings where the MC has less agency with how it ends, due to the choices they have made beforehand. I mean, this one is kind of a "bad ending". Not every ending has to be satisfying.

I am currently working on an update which will add 2 more endings. It should be out by the end of the month.

Thank you again for playing!