“I personally grew up in a single-parent household with my dad and a lot of that is reflected in the relationship between Amanda and the player character,” Gray says.
“We tried to show a lot of different types of relationships between the dads and their children.” “The goal is to find love,” Shaw explains.
I love dad culture, all my friends call me ‘Dad,’ and so immediately I was like, oh, Dadsonas,” Gray recalls.
“From there I was thinking like, man, it would be great if there was a game where you could create your own Dadsona and, I don’t know, date other hot dads.
That is all that I want in a video game, so I guess I have to make it.” Then in March 2016, she and Shaw went to Disneyland together and, upon arriving, joked that their goal for the day was to “find and rate hot dads.” Gray pitched the game, Shaw was into it, and they then spent their visit coming up with dad personas, including “Bad Dad,” “Fitness Dad,” and “Goth Dad.” Still, they say, is not all about hot-dad-on-hot-dad action, but also takes familial relationships into account.
For instance, the player character has an 18-year-old daughter named Amanda who’s about to head off for college.
Not exactly the personal character flaws attributed to the moms!At 45, he went searching for meaning beyond work, and found it in fatherhood, via gestational surrogacy.He's now a single, stay-at-home dad to a baby boy named Joseph.They don’t have time to “date around” several times a week.(actually neither would I). Women, being more vulnerable than men, are more hesitant to date online, so you get a situation where there’s a lot more men than women.Aside from my own luck and the trendy radio ads and sexy commercials, it seems as if no one’s happy.
The game, which comes out on July 13 from Game Grumps, has you create your own dad persona, then date seven different dads, with mini-games, micro-games, and “so many Dad puns” along the way.