I am taking Date Ariane out of the itch.io store to avoid confusion. If you own it already you can still access it, but Date Ariane Remastered is the new game.
It was the first of it's kind western style date simulator, featuring a single female rendered in 3D using Poser software, and emulating a first date.
It went viral in 2007, and inspired a whole new genre. My website could not handle the traffic, so I made it a downloadable HTML game. After a few years updating the game, it was time to make a sequel.
Keeping a downloadable HTML game working with constant changes to HTML coding was hard, so I decided to make the sequel Something's In The Air as a stand alone game using the Renpy engine in 2012.
It was the first visual novel on Renpy using 3D renders instead of Manga style art, and it has inspired thousands of other titles.
I converted and updated Ariane's Date Simulator in 2015 to Date Ariane and it remains my most popular title.
I later followed up Something's In The Air with a short game Rachel Meets Ariane which I released as a web story in 2016, and as a renpy game in 2017.
The fourth game Ariane in Paradise was released in late 2019.
There is a fifth title Hopepunk City I hope to release later in 2021. Strip Crazy Eights is a short except of Hopepunk City that has been released as a stand alone game.