A Numbers Game
Look, modern dating is a joke, so why not treat it like one? A Numbers Game lets you compete with a friend as petty, image focused Angelenos who are trying to land the more socially desirable date so they can feel superior. Get there by any shady means necessary — you can ruthlessly work your way through the dating pool, throwing aside anyone not up to your standards or steal your opponent's prize winning date at the right moment. It's just a numbers game after all.
A Numbers Game began as one of Ryan's projects in USC's Game Design Workshop class (late 2017); the game was centered around the concepts of regret and dating since Ryan had recently been rejected for the fourth time in a row and was mopey. Quiana joined the team for the game's 488 final project version, and in early 2018, Mimi, Mattie, and Napoleon joined as the game transitioned from a simple project to a game in USC's Finishing and Polishing class. As for Ryan, he’s still alone to this day.
High replayability due to the large number of combinations of trait cards to generate a date.
Each personality trait has a "social point value" reflecting broader society's valuation of it; decide whether or not dating a person is worth your time.
Act out and react to certain situation cards that add obstacles and bonuses to certain dates.
Try your hand at stealing the other player’s dates — be the petty frenemy you’ve always wanted to be.
A Numbers Game is a competitive card based dating sim.