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Looking for a new ghoul-friend? A boyfriend with some bite? A partner that's just your (blood) type?

Welcome to Date of the Dead, an unforgettable trip to the underworld that allows you to live out your most ghoulish of desires. When a bureaucratic mishap leaves you stranded in purgatory, it is up to you to explore the treacherous world of the undead - and maybe flirt with a few paranormal cuties while you’re at it. 

Gain your chosen beau’s attention by correctly navigating your interactions- be successful and leave the underworld in the arms of a supernatural sweetheart. But beware, provoke their ire and you may find your trip to the land of the undead becomes more permanent than intended….


  • Story and character driven gameplay
  • LGBT+ characters and romance options
  • Seven diverse characters to romance
  • Simple click-and-point mechanics
  • Unique, stylised illustration

A Few Notes....

This demo should take about 15-20 minutes to play. 

THIS GAME WILL NOT WORK ON MOBILE OR TABLET. Please play on browser only. If you are unable to do this, you can watch gameplay of the demo via the link at the top of the page, or here

Date of the Dead was made with Ren'Py, which is still in the beta stage of publishing games via browser so the demo may take a few seconds to load and there may be a few audio issues. If you encounter any major bugs or difficulties in playing, please contact me on instagram @dateofthedead. 

For more information on Ren'Py, please see here.  Ren'Py is a free and very versatile visual novel and dating sim engine and I would highly recommend it. 


'Self-Inflicted Solitude'

Written and Performed by Harlow Diggs

Instagram:    @harlow_diggs

Soundcloud:    Harl0w

Interested in the future of Date of the Dead?

Then follow @dateofthedead on instagram for updates!

DOTD is a one-woman project, so if you'd like to support my other work, feel free to follow me at @snotgreengirl on instagram. 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(93 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsDark Humor, dating, Dating Sim, Funny, Horror, LGBT, Monsters, Ren'Py, Romance, Short


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Please let us have the full release

is this game cancelled? 



this looks so good!:) can't wait too see the full game


hii! one of the best games i ever played! do you have any idea when the full release of the game would be released? like this game is amazing and I'm not a very patience person lol



this looks amazing!!

Im interested to see where this game goes :)


cant wait for the full release!!

Looks good. I think I'm only interested in the female vampire and maybe the werewolf girl.

I really think your onto something really cool here.I would love to see the game finished if you can make it happen, Good Luck!


This game is absolutely amazing so far! Waiting for more <3

I LOVE IT!! i loved the art and the characters and the story i am very excited for the full version 😆😆


It looks so good but I only have a Android so I'm just waiting 😌

i love it so far

I am not able to type my name, im very sad because i cant move forward in the story :( is there anything i can do?


I heard you still not feeling well I have you'll feel better soon <3


The art style is so beautiful. I am dying to play the full game.

Thank you so much! The full game is still being developed (just a lot slower than I'd intended due to some health problems and other factors).

I hope you'll enjoy the game when it's completed!

Hi! Sorry if this seems pushy in any way - are you still planning on releasing the full version? Totally understand if not, just excited to play. Will continue to play the demo in the mean time! 

Appreciate your time

I have become obsessed with this game! do you have any clue when you think this may be done? I heard you have been sick a lot, I hope you are doing well and the sickness leaves.

Hi Duzz,

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying it â¤ï¸ Unfortunately, I don't have a good idea when it will be done and my health means work is stopping and starting quite a lot. But I'm doing my best to get better and get DOTD finished as soon as possible :) 


All i'm saying is if the grim reaper is a love option?? ;)


Yes! This! I really hope they are a romance option!!! 




They sure are! â¤ï¸


I can't wait for this aaaaah i want peanut he so cute lol maybe i just liked shape of water too much...? nah but this awesome and great already. Can't wait to see what else it'll bestow to my mortal self. Even tho i found this now im excite


Ah thank you! I'm so glad you love Peanut - he's definitely more than a little inspired by Shape of Water haha. I'm so glad you liked the DOTD demo, I hope the full game will be up to your expectations â¤ï¸ And apologies for the late reply, I'll have an update up soon explaining a bit about my absence the last month or so~


I just found this demo and i have to say this has to be one of the games i look forward the most! And the artwork-oh my god it's so beautiful i keep coming back to look at it!! I'm so excited to see more of your work!!


Thank you so much! And apologies for the late reply, I'll have an update up soon explaining a bit about my absence the last month or so. I'm so glad you enjoyed the demo! I'm so looking forward to putting out the game â¤ï¸


im so happy i found this again, i saw it being advertised on twitter last year and then i completely forgot the name and had the scour the web to find it lol. lovely art, ui looks great, and the story is adorable!! so excited for the full thing :D 


Haha, it's so strange to think this demo has been out half a year ðŸ˜® glad you're still looking forward to it and that you have such kind things to say about the demo! 💕💕

the demo is so fun death and the werewolf siblings are the coolest so far and peanut is a cutie pie cant wait for the full version:)

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and hope you like the full version just as muchʉϬ

any info on the full version?

Hi gothgoblin! Yes, the full version is in the works right now! you can see a little more about it at I had a tentative goal of publishing it at the end of October but due to some unforseen circumstances it looks like it'll be a bit later. I'll update this page when it's ready <3 

I love the demo!! Death is definitely my favorite monster right now, I also love that they have they/them pronouns!


Thank you! I'm so glad you like them! <3 Their becoming a bit of a fan favourite by the sounds of things ~




Yes! You can't gender Death they're a concept!

Thank you for your support and sorry I'm so late in replying - I'm currently working on the full version of DOTD!


And don't worry, can't wait for the full game <3


I really love this demo!!!! its seeems like such a promesing game! the characters seem quite interisting, honestly cant wait for the full game!

keep up the good work devs!!!

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Hi thingsbethings! Sorry I'm so late in replying but thank you for your support! I'm really glad you like it :)

DOTD is a one-woman project so only one dev here! (unusual I know) If you want to find out more about DOTD there's info about the full project on my socials x

I love this demo! It's great when a "dating sim" allows you to romance all of the characters (and when pronouns and names and such are allowed to be ambiguous). I also just love the ambiance and art style -- it's dark and saddening yet somehow comforting in a way? I think it really reflects the theme of the game overall, and the music definitely adds to that! I'm definitely looking forward to any updates you might have! :)


Thank you so much briellek! That's really thoughtful of you and I'm glad you enjoyed the game so much! I'm currently in the process of creating the full game and I'm looking forward to releasing it (hopefully) this year :)


I'm so happy I can romance the skeleton! C:


What kind of game dev would I be if I didn't let people romance the skeleton!? :)

i'm so excited for the future updates! game's really interesting and i'm curious about the characters really looking forward to play the game once it's done

Thank you so much! I'm excited to make it ðŸ¥° you can head over to my Kickstarter if you like to get an idea of the game's progress!


Hi Maladriots, if you mean will the full game have to be bought then yes! If the Kickstarter is fully funded then I plan to make the game available on Steam and at what I hope is an affordable price - you can pledge to receive the full game as one of the KS rewards :)

I'm really glad you enjoyed the game!

oh wow!! i really really liked this so so much!! i made an account just so i could say so! the whole spooky vibe i love!! i'm already in love with fay and it's just the demo haha!

Thank you so much! Im so glad you enjoyed it ðŸ’•ðŸ’• If you want to see updates about the full game you can check out the Kickstarter :D 

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The Kickstarter is now Live ðŸ’€âœ¨

i absolutely loved this, the vibes are just so cool!!! when do we get the full version???

Thank you so much gothgoblin! I'm launching a Kickstarter at the end of this month, and you'll find more news about the full game then! I'll post here and on social media when it's ready! x

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i enjoyed this a lot, i hope we we will get a full game in the future :D

Thank you, a Kickstarter is in the works, so hopefully we will see a completed version soon :)

I loveeedddd this!!

Thank you so much jammiejams! I'm glad you enjoyed it <3

I want to be with Death lowkey. That would be so weirdly cool. I love this game already.

Thank you so much~

I think Death will make a great SO tbh, their hands are a bit cold, but their heart is in the right place x

i need more! It was so good

Thank you! I'm so glad you had fun with it <3 

There should be some news about the full length game in the next month or so, so keep your eyes peeled x

im so so so excited for the full game this was so lovely i want to give everyone a hug!! amazing art

Thank you so much! I'm really happy you enjoyed it~~

Especially glad to hear how huggable my characters are <3 best compliment you can get as a dating sim developer really x

holy crap, this game is so good!!!! man, i'll definitely wait and look out for the full game!!! this is so cool!! like, the music, the color scheme, the characters-- they're all so interesting!! and the way death is awkward with the mishap is funny!! man, i'm really really really really really excited!!!! great job kgillon!!! this is super duper awesome!!


thank you so much!!  I'm so glad you enjoyed it, that really good of you to say! I'm going to try and get going pretty soon with the full version fingers crossed- I'm glad there are people that enjoy cute monsters as much as me in the meantime :D 


im goth so i love this game

Ah thank you!  Its a pretty goth centric game 

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