Date Ariane

Play the mega online hit in a stand alone version for PC, Mac, Linux and Android:
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Date Ariane was first released in early 2004 as Ariane’s Dating Simulator a simple HTML Javascript  “Choose Your Own Adventure” style game.

I called it a “date simulator” because I heard the term used in reference to games in Japan, but having never played any, I just took the term literally. I made what I thought a date simulator would be like.

Without realizing it, I created an all new sub genre of  “visual novel”.  Date Ariane may not have been the first dating sim to only have a single character, or created using 3D graphics, though I don’t know any that predate it, and I wasn’t influenced by any.

Converted to a Renpy with updated graphics, this is the latest “2021” version of the game. In English and human translated to German, machine translation to Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Purchase the Windows/Linux version for $5 (Paypal):

Extract the zip file anywhere you want and run the EXE.  Windows may give you a warning, select “more options” and “run anyways” the first time. You can create a shortcut to make it easier to launch.

Purchase the Mac version for $5 (Paypal):

Extract the zip file and open the .app file. If you get an error “developer cannot be verified”, locate the app with finder, Control-click the icon, then choose Open from the menu. You will only need to do this once, it will open normally after that. More info here.

PC and Mac also available on itch.io (Paypal or Credit Card):
Date Ariane by ArianeB

Purchase this game for Android $2 (Paypal)

See included instructions.  This file is experimental, and low resolution, hence the lower price.

Additional FAQ  Additional screenshots  Wiki

Online Version (beta):

An online version is now available on Newgrounds.  This is in beta, and currently will not run on IOS or Android devices, but if you have a laptop or desktop and are too lazy to download and install, here you go.

Date Ariane Online on Newgrounds