16 Jan 2020
The scene is set: You’ve been trawling through the dating apps for weeks and, bang in time for Valentine’s Day, you’ve matched with someone who wants to meet up just as you scout out the perfect restaurant to boot. Dressed to impress, you head out to make that vital positive first impression...only to remember that you’re a disembodied hand with a knack for catastrophe. Oops.
Ready to prove any calamitous date you’ve had in real life wasn’t as bad as you thought, Curve Digital and Echo Chamber Games are proud to announce their new first-person dating game, Table Manners: The Physics-based Dating Game, will launch on PC on the especially appropriate date of Friday 14th February 2020 - better known as Valentine’s Day.
This tongue-in-cheek experience hands people the task of taking charge of a would-be romantic eager for love. As stated, however, said suitor is hampered by the fact they are nothing more than a disembodied hand, making everything from pouring the object of your affection a glass of wine to lighting candles to create a romantic ambiance a mammoth make or break task.
Throw in some unique settings - it’s safe to say dates aboard a cruise ship, or a mile up in the air on a private jet are anything but ‘every day’ - and you’ve got an experience where every moment is utterly fraught with danger and hilarity, and fit to rival any real-life liaison you may have lined up for this year’s Valentines.