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ValiDate is a visual novel in which you maneuver yourself through the twisting paths of young adulthood.

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MISSION STATEMENT



Veritable Joy Studios is a Chicago-based developer working with a diverse set of creators all around the globe to bring you authentic, heartfelt games spotlighting people of color. Our debut game, ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area,
ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020 and is currently in development.

Here at Veritable Joy, we pride ourselves on creating an authentic and supportive work environment where people of color can tell the stories that we want heard. Our studio is dedicated to crafting games that place people of color and LGBT+ characters at the forefront of the narrative, in the hopes that we can be the change that marginalized communities want to see in the gaming industry.


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VALIDATE: Struggling Singles in Your Area

ValiDate is a visual novel about thirteen struggling singles navigating through soul-sucking 9-to-5s, quarter-life crises, and the harsh truths millennials learn as soon as they hit their 20’s.

Set in the Jercy City area, our cast of lovers trudge through the dregs of capitalism - a journey, a transition - a rite-of-passage that leads into uncertain mid-adulthood. In one side but not yet out on the other, 13 playable characters find romance amongst cosplay, trash mixtapes, and even poetry straight from the soul.

With over 30 routes to choose from and hours of content, the lives of these singles are in your good (or bad!) decision-making hands.


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ValiDate is a romantic visual novel about 13 adults in Jercy City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them.


DETAILS

Developer: Veritable Joy Studios
Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, Itch.io and Xbox
Projected Release Date: Summer 2022
Price: $14.99
Website: validategame.com
Social Media: twitter.com/validategame
Contact: validategame@gmail.com


SYNOPSIS

Anywhere can be the city of love if you’re willing to try hard enough, and some of these folks from Jercy City are desperate. ValiDate presents a smorgasbord of relationships to bear witness to— but the dating scene is difficult even when you aren’t marginalized in six different ways, so happiness continues to fly just out of reach for these unlucky lovers.


FEATURES

13 playable characters with 30+ routes.The ability to choose horrible decisions and see the entertaining fallout.#OwnVoices narrative writing by an all people of color team.A beautiful array of artists of color's work to give characters their own individual feeling.Backgrounds taken from all around the world.Flawed characters undergoing narrative arcs handled with empathy and self-indulgence.Achievements for every single ending.


GRAPHIC ASSETS

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VALIDATE: Struggling Singles in Your Area
VALIDATE: Struggling Singles in Your Area
VALIDATE: Struggling Singles in Your Area

SPRITES


VIDEOS


MONETIZATION PERMISSION

ValiDate Game allows for the contents of ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area is legally & explicitly allowed by ValiDate Game.


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