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SDCC: Namco High Will Let You Date High Schoolers Over the Internet

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, July 18 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

SDCC: Namco High Will Let You Date High Schoolers Over the Internet

Will it work out as well for you as it did for Scott Pilgrim? Probably not.

Source: Press Release

Have you ever wanted to open up your browser and start a relationship with a high school girl, but were too afraid that you could actually be chatting with a Dateline decoy and might wind up sitting on a stool in the kitchen being lectured by Chris Hansen? Well, your worries are over, dear readers! Namco Bandai's Shiftylook is debuting Namco High, a browser-based dating sim that takes characters from the Namco Bandai video game universe and lets you virtually... date them.

So, if you're into that sort of thing, you could simulate dating a teenage Ms. Pacman. We can't possibly think of anything hotter. All around, this seems like a great idea. We mean, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!

Here's the press release:

NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook Announces NAMCO™ HIGH Browser-Based Dating Sim
Creative genius of top webcomic, Andrew Hussie, to bring new crossover title to life
TOKYO, JAPAN – July 18, 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today a partnership with What Pumpkin Studios to create a browser-based dating sim titled NAMCO™ HIGH. Produced under the supervision of NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook project and creative direction of Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie, NAMCO™ HIGH will carefully mash up characters from across the NAMCO BANDAI Games universe and bring them together at a high school just for video game characters. NAMCO™ HIGH will utilize cutting edge HTML 5-based technology from developer Date Nighto LLC to deliver cross-platform dating sim enjoyment on top tier browsers regardless of device. For the latest information, visit
“There is no creator with more of a vibrant originality right now than Andrew Hussie,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “We are beyond excited to see where he takes these characters and the unique relationships that will literally unfold between them.”
“As What Pumpkin Studios and ShiftyLook are both purveyors of imagination and full of longtime gamers, NAMCO HIGH is an excellent place to commence our partnership,” said George Rohac, Director of Business Development at What Pumpkin Studios. “We are highly anticipating its release.”
NAMCO™ HIGH releases onto pre-Holiday 2013.
For additional updates and exclusive information, follow ShiftyLook on Twitter (@ShiftyLook), Facebook ( and YouTube (


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