Dates & Wires
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
The year is 1995, and you're newly single, ready to mingle... and fresh off the plane in Stradania, the dysfunctional micronation whose chief exports are pig iron, human misery, and radioactive souvenir mugs.
Your travel guides have steered you to the hottest nightclub in town. Now it's up to you to seize the evening by getting up close and intimate with Stradania's Most Eligible Vaguely Handsome Self-Absorbed Guys You Happened to Spot in the Club:
- Dan - Half man, half existential crisis; subsists on a steady diet of Rimbaud, imported cigarettes, and unmarked pills.
- Fixer - The kind of person whose opinions have opinions. Don't get him started on data tapes - you'll be there all night.
- Sandman - Mysterious hacker of few words and even fewer discernible emotions. Smells vaguely of anti-flea shampoo.
- Shitparade - The leading authority on terrible VR trips, forever on the lookout for somebody to inflict them on.
- NoK00l - Stradania's techwear king. Once spent a month's salary on a package of "tactical socks," a fact he still brags about.
- Jack - Your friendly neighborhood bartender, always ready with a word of encouragement and a novelty cocktail. Oddly unfazed by his club's creepy decor.
- 6 available dates with multiple possible endings and unlockable souvenirs
- 2 - 3 hours of playtime, with more than 25,000 words of dialogue
- Hidden scenes, dialogue, and more depending on play order and choices - multiple playthroughs recommended!
- Gender-neutral protagonist
RATING & CONTENT
Dates & Wires is rated PG-13 for minor language and drug references, mild suggestive content, and general cynicism.
Also contains harsh experimental noise and two minor jump scare-ish moments.
TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME PLAYERS
- The order in which you choose to tackle the dates will have long-term effects on dialogue, scenes, and options - don't be afraid to save and experiment a little to see what happens.
- There are seven unlockable souvenirs in the game, six of which are obtained from the main characters' best endings. The seventh? You might need to be a little cruel for that one...
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Authors||Io Black, Cryo|
|Made with||Ren'Py, Clip Studio Paint, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity|
|Tags||2D, Alternate History, Cyberpunk, Dating Sim, Funny, Otome, Ren'Py, Romance, Short|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Drugs & Wires Webcomic, Drugs & Wires Community Discord, Soundtrack|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of 4.99€ EUR. You will get access to the following files:
- Bonus Art (and memes)Jun 14, 2021
- V1.02 UpdateJun 01, 2021
- From Wild Webcomic to Dating Dilemma: The Origins of Dates & WiresMay 30, 2021
- V1.01 Update - And Thanks!May 18, 2021