At first glance, dating simulators and rhythm games may not seem like they share much in common. But these two genres, regardless of whether they are indie or triple-A titles, are appealing to fans because of their fluid approach.
Whether it is Friday Night Funkin’ or 2023’s surprise hit Hi-Fi Rush, fans of tapping to the beat have a lot to choose from. Similarly, dating simulators come in the form of JRPGs like Persona 5 and the Fire Emblem games, or something outlandish like Hatoful Boyfriend.
For those who enjoyed the cult bird dating simulator and wished it had rhythm game sections in between its many dialogues and interactions, indie developers Anonymous Penguin Studio has the perfect game for you.
Lovebirb is an all-new rhythm-based dating game where players are tasked with finding love, one date at a time. This involves swiping left and right on Bumbird, chatting with potential mates and impressing these dates by playing all the right words to the rhythm of the music.
Players will wow their dates by showing their best dance moves to the beat of the music. The game’s quirky dialogue and beats will have players succeeding or failing at times, depending on their choices.
That said, players will have plenty of chances to find their perfect tempo and mate as they meet all kinds of single birds, each with their own interesting personalities. There is also more than a handful of catchy tunes for players to groove to.
Yes, it may be weird for those outside of the target audience to jive with a dating simulator that centers around courting birds, but Lovebirb’s colourful aesthetics and lively music is sure to win the hearts of many.Lovebirb is currently free on Steam, and the best way for fans to support Anonymous Penguin Studio is by contributing to their Ko-fi.