Wales Interactive and Good Gate Media have announced that Five Dates is in development for Nintendo Switch.
This “fast-turnaround” live-action, interactive romantic comedy has been conceptualised and developed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
With the cast having been shipped iPhones and sound equipment, director and writer Paul Raschid have now started filming the project remotely.
It will star Mandip Gill, who has played Doctor Who’s companion in the last two series, who will be joined by Georgia Hirst (Vikings), Marisa Abela (who is a lead in Lena Dunham’s upcoming BBC project Industry), Taheen Modak (co-lead in Maisie Williams’ new Sky show Two Weeks To Live), and Sinead Harnett (UK singer/influencer) in the cast.
Five Dates will follow Vinny, a millennial from London who joins a dating app for the first time while living in lockdown. With a choice between five interested women, you can control who Vinny video dates and how he interacts with their strikingly different personalities.
The interactive story promises to unfold “in a multitude of different directions,” which will explore “whether compatibility, chemistry and connection are still possible in a world where physical touch is no longer an option.”
Five Dates will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q4 2020.