Though many wanted to know more, she only revealed her face in drawings.
After creating eight dating sims and two point-and-click adventure games in a two-year period, Pacthesis all but vanished from her Deviant Art and Tumblr without explanation.
Dubbed the Days Sim Date series, the Pacthesis dating sims always had playable girl main characters trying to romance three or more love interests.The mechanics were simple: Talk to characters to progress through their dialogue and reach their happy ending.Turns out, the answers to those questions are pretty simple.“I’m currently a web developer at a [loyalty] marketing firm,” Pacthesis — Amy — told Polygon in an email.Following a four-year hiatus, she published one more game on her profile — Many fans who grew up with the Pacthesis games wonder where she went.
Her Deviant Art profile’s comments are full of people asking for another game or wishing her well, whatever she may be up to.
YMMV • Radar • Quotes • (Funny • Heartwarming • Awesome) • Fridge • Characters • Fanfic Recs • Nightmare Fuel • Shout Out • Analysis • Tear Jerker • Headscratchers • Trivia • WMG • Recap • Ho Yay • Image Links • Memes • Haiku • Laconic The Dating Sim is a type of game designed to set up goals, usually in the forms of schedules and stats corresponding to social skills, which must be achieved to discover a story focused entirely around the Character Development of the player's chosen girl/guy, get into his/her pants, or both.
This leads to Multiple Endings, though some Dating Sims make it possible to see several of these "endings" in a single playthrough.
In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
(See for example, the difference between the Ace Attorney series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
So every year at this time, I always go back and replay my favorite Pacthesis games as sort of an anniversary tradition.” Searching “Pacthesis” on Twitter and Tumblr still brings up fans waxing nostalgic on the Flash games they played in their youth.