I love going on dates. What’s not to like about nice food, a good movie, and someone cute to get to know? Check Please casts my assessment of dates into doubt. Billed as a “physics based dating sim,” the game is as painfully awkward and hilarious as your worst date ever.

In this game you’re given a list of tasks to do to please your date as you eat at a restaurant. If it’s too dark for them, you need to light the candle. Are they thirsty? Pour them some wine. Like a lot of physics-based gag games, doing these things is difficult, thanks to the intentionally finicky controls. Here’s me trying to pour some wine:



My favorite moment of the game so far was when I tried to feed my date some meatballs, but got caught on a candle and knocked everything over.

If you take too long to do something, your date gets fed up with you can gets the check. I would have bounced by the time my date spilled wine all over me, but this person is more patient than most.

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If you want to check out Check Please, it’s free to download on Itch.io. I hope your IRL dates go better than this.