Game Grumps’ gay dad dating simulator has managed to make Steam’s top 10 chart for the week ending on July 22nd. The dating sim launched last week on July 20th, and has managed to extend beyond being just a joke from Game Grumps.
According to Steam Spy, the game has managed to move 62,000 copies at $14.99 within the span of just a week.
The game managed to nab the second spot on Steam’s top 10 sales chart for the past week, coming in just behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, as spotted by Blues.
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
- Dark and Light
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Total War: WARHAMMER II
- PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Mega Bundle
- Grand Theft Auto V
- H1Z1: King of the Kill
- Kingdoms and Castles
So why is the game so popular? Well, it spread fast and quick through the social justice community, and received a lot of praise from the progressive community. As pointed out by Steam user Katija Netrix, the game’s diversity and representation was reason enough to purchase a copy of dad dating sim from Steam, writing…
“I adore this game and will forever recommend it to everyone I meet. It’s got gay characters, trans characters, fat characters, POC characters, and all of them are viewed in a positive light! (which warms my fat, gay heart) The only downside are the very few bugs it has, none of which have ruined my gameplay. “
The game mostly has positive reviews, but there are some people who have criticized it for being too short for the entry price. Almost universally the game has received praise for the art-style and character designs.
There are seven dateable dads, the ability to create your very own dad, and a variety of mini-games and comedic puns to flesh out the gameplay.
A lot of people thought that this was just a joke that wouldn’t go any further than being a niche game that fades away in the darkest corners of Steam, but it looks like a lot of people out there have some deep unfulfilled fetishes to date handsome, gay dads.