It's a gameplay first approach that's part dating sim, part puzzle game, with RPG-like systems and a visual novel style presentation. It's an independent effort by a western developer though our team is all around the world for a western audience with the goal of breathing some new life into a genre that is greatly underrepresented both in the western market and the independent games scene.
Personally, I believe dating sims can stand among the most beloved game genres out there today with the right level of passion and care! The love goddess, being disappointed by the lack of romance in your life, decides to send Kyu, a magic love fairy, to help you out.
Kyu profiles eight beautiful, eligible girls in town and after a few helpful tips, starts you on your quest for love This is an open ended dating sim that gives you the freedom to play how you want.
You can spend your time with your favorite girl, building a strong connection and discovering more about her past, her personality, and her aspirations. Orrrr, you can invite a different girl to the bar every night and see what happens.
We don't judge, we just try to make every play style as fun and rewarding as the next. At the core of the game is a deep time and resource management system. HuniePop has everything you would expect a fully featured dating sim to have. You can talk with the girls, give them gifts, show gestures of your affection Since every action you perform will consume time, you'll have to be strategic and cunning about how you plan each day to optimize your opportunities and get the most out of every minute.
Each girl has preferences, interests and turn ons. So, for example, it might be unwise to take a yoga class with a girl who doesn't like to exercise. You aren't going to get much benefit and she will be unhappy.
There are many factors that influence the results of a particular action so you'll have to think ahead and play smart!
The puzzle stuff comes into play when you go out on dates with the girls. Each date is presented as a match-3 style puzzle where you have to earn enough affection, by matching heart tokens, before the end of the date. You'll collect different types of energy by matching talent, flirtation, romance and sexuality tokens and use that energy to perform special moves. People who have played Puzzle Quest will be familiar with this concept. You can learn new moves from the girls as your relationships strengthen and there are items and equippables that can help you out on dates as well!
Some of the features you will enjoy in HuniePop include: Choose your favorite one Attend a class on campus, play games at the carnival, go shopping at the mall or do some part time work for extra cash almost anywhere! Over unique items food, drinks, equipment, gifts that you can purchase, unlock, collect and give as gifts. Customize the girls' appearance with unlockable hairstyles, outfits, even shoes! The girls will usually dress up for special occasions and dates as well.
Characters with their own lives and schedules that also react to your decisions. Kyanna might miss her morning workout routine if she has to much drink the previous night! An addicting match-3 style puzzle dating system with it's own unique twists including the ability to move any number of positions, upgradeable puzzle tokens and a variety of special moves.
A modest-budget game with big-budget value from a team of experienced and passionate creators. We are happy to go through great lengths to create breathtaking visuals, a brilliant soundtrack and ensure your gameplay experience is highly polished and throughly satisfying. Our primary character portraits are almost completely finished. Our environments are a little less than half done. We have created hundreds of in-game items, each of which is completely unique no palette swaps here!
This is just a small sample of the massive item catalog. Oh, and let's not forget music! Check out these preview tracks from the official soundtrack. More previews in the rewards section! Among our remaining tasks are to finish all the art, compose the complete soundtrack, flesh out each of the girls storylines and dialogue, design and code the UI for most of the menus and screens, lock down gameplay specifics, and of course allow ample time for testing.
This project has turned out to be a pretty significant undertaking for our small team, but we are all happy to be working on it: Enjoying some fun under the sun.
HuniePop is my dream game and something I do out of passion at my own expense. The incredibly talented people who help out on this game need to be compensated for their contributions and up until this point this entire project has been funded out of my pocket.
A successful campaign would allow me to: Focus on developing HuniePop without having to worry about doing side gigs to boost the Hunie-budget back up. Continue to compensate the wonderful artists who are working on this game with me. I'd like to hire a writer, a sound engineer and if the funding permits, possibly a second programmer to help out. Deal with the business and legal responsibilities associated with releasing a game. Deliver a fun, sexy, and downright awesome dating puzzle game!
Tiffany is a college student who is studying to become a nurse. She takes her academic work very seriously and it shows on her marks. Though she rarely has any, she likes to spend free time at the beach or relaxing in her dorm with her friends Audrey and Nikki. Tiffany does not get along with her mother Jessie and makes great strides to stay away from her mother and her lifestyle.
She often has Tiffany and Audrey in her classes. Despite her knowledge of odds and statistics, Aiko has developed a gambling addiction and can be found at the casino almost every night. Kyanna is a hairdresser and stylist at the beauty shop in the mall, but she dreams of becoming a famous actress, singer and dancer.
As a result, she is obsessed with beauty and body image. She spends most of her free time working out at the gym and never misses one of Beli's yoga classes. While she can be a bit vain at times, she is loyal to a fault and very protective of her family and friends. Audrey is a college student studying cosmetology.
Unlike her friend and classmate Tiffany, she doesn't care for the academic setting and does not take her school work very seriously. She can often be found skipping class and hanging out at the Mall.
Audrey is a self described party girl. She admires Jessie's carefree lifestyle and tries to emulate her. She loves to go dancing and drags her friends to the local nightclub several times a week. Though the extent of the problem is unclear, Tiffany and Nikki suspect Audrey of having drug abuse issues. Being a flight attendant, Lola tends not to stay in one place for too long. She'll always be a tourist at heart and loves to discover new things to do around town. As a bit of a health nut, she visits the farmers market during the morning to buy fresh produce for the day.
She's also quite the cook and enjoy baking sweets for her friends. Lola aspires to be a great Tennis player and can be found practicing at the courts near the Park on her days off. Nikki works at the Cafe as a Barista. She would go to university with her friends Tiffany and Audrey if she didn't believe it was a waste of her time. As an autodidact, she's really good at teaching herself anything she needs to know.
She spends a lot of time at her computer browsing the internet, reading web comics, updating her blog and getting involved in conspiracy theory groups just for fun. In addition to being a talented artist, Nikki is an avid gamer and sinks a large chunk of her paycheck into arcade machines every week. Jessie is a semi-famous adult film actress. After having her daughter Tiffany at the young age of 16, she got into the adult film business as a desperate measure to support her and her daughter in the absence of Tiffany's father who disappeared shortly after Jessie became pregnant.
As it would turn out, she rather liked the money and attention that being a porn actress brought and decided to stick with it. Because Jessie wasn't really able to experience the carefree youthfulness of her late teens and twenties she never quite outgrew her wild side and tends to overcompensate for those lost years. She goes downtown almost every night to dance, flirt and drink. Deep down Jessie know's she has some growing up to do but isn't ready to let go of her lifestyle.
Beli instructs meditative yoga classes at the local gym. Though she does not consider herself a religious person she is very in-tune with her spiritual side. As somebody who grew up around Hindu influences she tends to stray away from things like drinking and partying, opting instead to spend her time doing more self-developmental exercises like meditation and nature walks.
She loves to be outdoors and can often be found relaxing at the park. Beli tries hard to stick to a healthy diet but has a crippling weakness for fried foods and sweets. She has developed strong friendships with some of the girls who take her class including Kyanna, Lola and perhaps most unlikely of all, Jessie.
I have been in game development for years. I pride myself on being an all around kinda guy, but I specialize most in programming and design. I used to work at Insomniac Games and have done contract work for Activision , but my true heart is in independent games.
I have been honored to be able to work with my friends on the indie action RPG Cryamore. You can check out this little flash game my buddy and I did too, people seem to enjoy it. He has formed a small illustration studio with his partners. As the lead artist, Kopi is responsible for designing and producing the characters, outfits and environments in HuniePop. Agata is a freelance illustrator with a passion for producing games and apps. She is responsible for creating the many hundreds of slick item icons in HuniePop and helping out with UI and other graphic elements.