Speed Dating for Ghosts originally released on Steam back 2018, since then it has received honourable mentions for narrative during the Independent Games Festival. Now it's made its way over to iOS devices where it's available as a premium title.
If you're unfamiliar, Speed Dating for Ghosts is a branching narrative game where you will go on dates with a bunch of spectres. The developer describes the game as being 'part horror, part comedy and kinda sorta heartbreaking', so like most dates then.
During your time in the game, you'll meet over 12 different spirits of various genders from numerous time periods, each with their own backstories to discover. You'll take the time to learn about their death and what they did during their life. There's even the option to help them find peace, if you say all the right things, of course.
There's ghost dog hoping to find their owner, a poltergeist who spends their time annoying rich men and another who's unsettlingly up for robbing a bank. Whether you learn about these things depends on which dialogue options you choose. Taking the wrong approach may see your date with a phantom end on a sour note.
The game has a minimalist art style that's equal parts endearing and downright terrifying, depending on which one of the apparitions you're currently deep in conversation with. Whether it's to your taste or not, it undoubtedly stands out from the crowd.
Speed Dating for Ghosts is available now over on the App Store. It's a premium title that costs $2.99.