Tinder's innovative Swipe Night series was set to get its international launch this weekend following its US release in October of last year. It's an interactive adventure game set during the apocalypse. For reasons that should be obvious, the decision was made to delay its launch.
"We were excited to bring this innovation to our members outside of the US, but given the series' apocalyptic theme, and because we are sensitive to the current events our members are experiencing, we felt it would be difficult to launch it in the right spirit", said a blog post on Tinder's newsroom.
Swipe Night seems like a fairly straightforward, decision-based adventure game told through FMV cutscenes. At key points during each episode, you'll have seven seconds to make a major, story-altering choice. What keeps it interesting is that you'll be matched with other players whose decisions have overlapped with your own.
It's intended to be a fun icebreaker of sorts, though the lighthearted tone and general premise could potentially go down quite poorly in light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Tinder must also be aware that encouraging its user to go on dates probably isn't the wisest thing to be doing during a pandemic.
Swipe Night stars Angela Wong Carbone (Chinatown Horror Story), Jordan Christian Hearn (Inherent Vice), and Shea Gabor as a group of friends stuck in the midst of mass hysteria. You play as the fourth member of the group from a first-person perspective.
It's directed by Drake's go-to music video director, Karena Evans, and written by Nicole Delaney (Netflix's Big Mouth) and Brandon Zuck (Five Points).
A revised international launch date is yet to be announced, and I can't imagine we'll be seeing it in the near future given that many countries, including the UK, are still in the early stages of tacking the virus.On the hunt for more adventure games? Here are 26 of the best for iOS and Android