If you’re in the market for a new type of visual novel designed to inform and make you think deeply about its subject matter, then Arranged by Kabuk Games could be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a wholly unique take on marital traditions in Turkey, exploring the differences between consensual and non-consensual relationships using a multipath story.
It all centres around Elif, a regular Turkish girl that’s returned home to her family after graduating from college. It isn’t long before her parents have saved her from the hassle of finding a husband, leaving her in a position where she is unsure what to do. It’s up to you to guide Elif on this tricky path, interacting with friends, family and others to decide what are the best actions to take.
The story in Arranged has been purposely designed to be light and entertaining, but developer Kabuk Games has made clear its determination to shed light on the topic of arranged marriages. How does someone end up in a non-consensual arranged marriage? Why would someone consent to having one in the first place?
Arranged is set to release on iOS and Android this September, but you can pre-register your interest now ahead of time if you’re eager to learn more. The game will have multiple different routes through its story, all culminating in one of four endings that will see Elif end up in an arranged marriage that is either consensual or not. How will you experience its ups and downs?
If you'd like to give it a try then be sure to keep an eye out for its release on iOS or Android this September.
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