If you're into  first date/can't relate, you might like my upcoming visual novel Amarantus! It's not wholesome, but it's just as heartfelt.

You're going on a first date! Take it seriously!

first date/can't relate is a short rom-com visual novel about getting into character and going on dates.

...casts a light into that beautiful and playful side of partnership. - Cuauh, from Sydney.*

... perhaps the most authentically Canberra game in existence. - Damon, from Adelaide.*

...CLASSIC AUSSIE GAME - Saf, from New Zealand.*

... a source of national pride. - David, from Australia.*

* They are my friends.


  • DIY romantic chemistry: billionaire meets never-been-kissed?  Bad And Dangerous To Know meets straight-laced officeworker? Mix'n'match your favourite dynamics!
  • Includes authentic Australian experiences:
    • Bunnings sausage sizzle
    • Pushing trolleys into stormwater drains
    • Chiko rolls. Calippos. Paddlepops. 
    • Pulling trolleys out of stormwater drains
  • Did You Know: Canberra is the capital of Australia
  • Original soundtrack by Memphre

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(80 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsComedy, Cute, Dating Sim, Narrative, Queer, Romance, Short
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


first-date-mac.zip 58 MB
Version 1.02 Oct 18, 2019
first-date-win-linux.zip 76 MB
Version 1.02 Oct 18, 2019

Install instructions

Download the appropriate zipped file, unzip the folder and run the application! 

If you haven't played many visual novels before, you might find the Manual.html file useful. If you have played visual novels before, nothing new here.

Development log


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