Guy Proposes To Girlfriend With Homemade Videogame

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”

A platformer


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.

First Date


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


We had a wonderful few days in Portland about a year and a half into dating.

Underwater Level


When Lauren’s oxygen ran low, the Sonic drowning music played. Also, yes, there are alligators in the Pacific Northwest.

Level 5: Gen Con


Living close to Indy, we decided to hit up Gen Con on a Saturday when we had nothing to do. It was awesome!

Gen Con Level


The clumsy enemies in this level were capable of firing projectiles, making timing essential.

Level 6: Back Home


A final level to bring it all together

Back Home


One of Lauren’s favorite movies is My Neighbor Totoro, so I had an 8 Bit version of a song from the soundtrack playing here.

Final Screens


After beating the final level, Lauren was taken to this screen.



Little mariachis appeared on screen and “Nosotros” began to play. It’s the song my grandfather used to serenade my grandmother when he proposed to her 60+ years ago.

Here’s Me


At the very end of the last level, an Austin avatar appeared.
After this, I proposed.
She said yes!
What an amazing story – give that guy a job!! He put my proposal to shame…
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