Dad tips and customisable dads aside, there are many elements that make Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator a game to hug tight as if it were the warm, hairy belly of your very own father. One of those elements is something you probably won’t be expecting…
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It happens before you even boot the game up, in fact, right at Dream Daddy’s graphics settings. They are brilliant. You get three options: Dad, Daddy, Daddiest (essentially: low, medium, and high). Have a look in the image below:
This is one of the wonderful things about the Unity 3D engine. It gives developers the chance to present graphics options in the style of their game. I’ve seen this before, once with a game about plants offering up the graphics options “Shrub,” “Bush,” and “Tree,” and another about depression which had the option “Sad.”
There are plenty of people who discredit a game as soon as they see it’s made in Unity, associating it with cheap, quickly-made games that are thrown onto Steam to make a quick buck. That’s rarely the case – Inside, Hollow Knight, and Hearthstone are all made in Unity, for starters.
Here, with Dream Daddy’s graphics options, as well as the game itself of course, we see another reason to give Unity games a chance. Videogames need more jokes like this. Oh, and by the way, the game’s doing very well on Steam, with over 14,000 people playing it at the same time yesterday acording to Steam Charts. That’s some proper dad action.
Anyway, this got way too serious. Go be a dad already. And make sure you pick the Daddiest graphics option. It’s out now on Steam.