VOWTogether has developed Fated. It’s a free game for Windows, compatible with Windows 7 and up. The game is a prototype and an LGBTQIA visual story novel.
You are Ferdinand, a postgraduate student working at the notorious Café Milan, where your boss is Mr. Prosper. You and your partner are investigating, trying to find out what’s off about this place. You can choose your partner from four options: Juliet, Oberon, Ophelia, and Richard, all using different pronouns. You can also try the role-play dating game Haikyuu Otome.
In Fated, you can choose to have a relationship with either Juliet, Oberon, Ophelia or Richard.
Juliet can seem aloof, but she displays her soft side in the way she cares about her friends. You have to find a way to get her out of an unwanted relationship, but be aware of the dangerous forces at work. She is in her late twenties, bisexual, and uses the pronouns she/her.
Oberon is a flirt and has an eye for you. The relationship seems magical, but Oberon is polyamorous. He is always in trouble with his wife, Titania, and his boyfriend, Puck. In his late twenties, he is transexual and pansexual and uses he/him.
Ophelia has been betrayed many times and prefers the silence of her flower arrangements. You might be the cure to her broken heart, but can she trust again? Also in her early twenties, Ophelia is a Shakesqueer and uses the pronouns they/them/she/her.
The arrogant Richard is clever and cultured and aims to succeed as an architect, despite his scoliosis. In his thirties, he is bisexual and uses he/him. He is attracted to you, but can your relationship survive his ambition?
Graphics, gameplay, and dialogue
The stylish graphics look like color sketches. Additionally, the dialogue is displayed at the bottom like notepaper. The plot is a bit vague and Shakespearean, and you can’t express any uneasiness about your partner’s behavior. This means that the game won’t be a good fit for players who have experienced trauma, are touch-averse, or prefer a slower pace.
Explore different love interests
Fated is a visual novel where you can interact and explore relationships with characters with different sexual orientations. The stylish graphics and clear dialogue make this game enjoyable. Unfortunately, not being able to express your feelings or uneasiness makes the narrative seem unfair.