Speed dating the online game
When you go on a date with him, he takes you on an actual haunt.
Despite the premise, this isn’t really a game about romance. Because — and here’s where I felt like Michael Bluth — being a ghost isn’t like being human.
So it was a surprise when the game addressed some interesting — and at times dark — subject matter.
One ghost is haunted by the traumatic events around their death, while a different spectre is just realizing they are dead and learning to cope.
Soon they began their experiment (under the auspices of American Friends of Aish Ha Torah, the nonprofit group that employed Deyo), using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of the singles and their responses on feedback cards.
“I don’t want to spend the rest of my life writing letters to a roadhouse outside of Atlanta to tell them they can’t do an event,” he says. “In Judaism, there’s a concept of — the merit that is created by a good action,” he says.
In other words, it would be good karma to give away speed dating to anyone who wanted it, and — God willing — it would produce lots of marriages and babies.
Much like the ghosts, video game characters can’t fulfill any of your physical or safety needs.
Instead, the appeal of romance in games leans on the emotional or psychological end of the spectrum.