In an amazing story of love and hard work, one guy created a dedicated videogame for his wife to be (spoilers) to play through, with the final level ending in a perfectly timed proposal!
Here’s how it all played out (or watch the full video above!)
Background: Lauren and I are in our mid twenties and currently live next to Cincinnati, OH. When I proposed to her, we had been dating for a few years and things were going pretty great. We hardly ever argued, we shared similar hobbies, and I realized that if I was going to spend the rest of my life with someone, there wasn’t anyone better than her. Lauren knew that I had been working on a homebrew game for a few weeks. I asked her to be the first one to test it out.
Level 1: First meeting at Bockfest
“Our first time really getting to know each other had been at Bockfest (a street festival celebrating high gravity beer and also goats) in Cincinnati, OH. We had been friends-of-friends before”
Anyone who lives in Cincinnati can tell you that our streets are so terrible it’s like living in an actual platformer.
Level 2: First Date
We had our first date at A Tavola in OTR.
Every good platformer needs goombas to squash. Or goatbas. I’m sorry, I’ll show myself out.
Level 3: First Road Trip Together
Lauren and I first road tripped to my home town of Munster, IN, for Dark Lord Day, a small festival celebrating a high gravity imperial beer. (Are you sensing a trend here?)
Inside Three Floyd’s Factory
Lauren’s goal here was to navigate the maze of a factory while avoiding enemies. I loaded some Anamanaguchi to play as the background music.
Level 4: Travelling to Portland
Level 5: Gen Con
Gen Con Level