Julian's continued pestering drives Chloe to find an online “matchmaking” service that sets her up with an imaginary boyfriend. This mystery man will answer her texts, leave voicemails… and provide ironclad proof of their "relationship" that even Julian's persistent nosiness can't crack. But after a few days of spinning the story, Chloe starts to wonder: who’s the person on the other end of the line?
Olivia: Your best friend and college roommate, Olivia has finally escaped the dregs of the food service industry and landed a job in the corporate world – and one that uses her marketing degree at that. It’s not the partnership you were both planning on, but it’s a great opportunity, and she wears “young professional” well. You’re a little worried the transition isn’t going as smoothly as it seems, though. Olivia tries to hide it, but you can see the cracks in her normal confidence and cheer, and she’s more tired than you’ve ever seen her.
Julian: Julian is a stellar pastry chef and a savvy restaurateur. Under any other circumstances, working for him would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, his business smarts don’t extend to social niceties, and his ceaseless flirtation isn’t nearly as charming or funny as he thinks it is. The kind of guy who’s skated by on his good looks for most of his life, Julian doesn’t even seem to notice that his staff – aka the captive audience to his one-man comedy show – isn’t laughing.
Hyun: A regular to beat all regulars, Hyun is at the same table in your café all day, every day, hidden behind a laptop and a big pair of headphones. He doesn’t talk much, but orders something to eat or drink every hour on the hour, and always tips well when you close out his check. Once, on a slow day, you caught him humming a pretty tune. He stopped as soon as he realized you were there, but now you can’t help but wonder what he’s listening to.
???: You picked his name and appearance; you made up the story of how you met, and fabricated the excuse for why he’s never around to meet your friends or family. But is it just your imagination, or are his messages starting to sound less like stock lines and more like honest responses?
You get to choose a name and avatar for your fake boyfriend.
Both will appear throughout the game, including on the contacts list on Chloe's phone.
Use your phone to keep in touch with your friends, frenemies, and fictitious boyfriend.
Writing: Outlined + Draft Started
GUI: Rough Mockups