Girlfriend Construction Set
DOS - 1989
Description of Girlfriend Construction Set
Girlfriend Construction Set is an interesting early "girlfriend simulation" program that isn't realistic (I doubt we could ever be able to simulate human relationship realistically in a game - let alone with 1989 technology), but is still fun to play anyway. Designed "especially for all you pencil neck computer geeks who can't get a real date" (in the designer's own words), GCS plays like a "light" version of the dating elements in Alter Ego, with more emphasis on "simulation."
You start the game with 50 status points, which you can spend on the ten attributes of the girlfriend you are creating. These attributes range from the obvious (e.g. her physical attractiveness, the way she dresses, her mood, and friendliness) to the less obvious in terms of their effects in the game (e.g. how often she gets jealous, and how well she gets along with your friends). You can boost your favorite areas at the expense of others, and you are shown the computer's "overall rating" for your constructed girlfriend when you are done before the real game begins.
The game is played like a turn-based board game. Each turn, you have a choice of what to do or say to your girlfriend. If you want to take her out on a date, for example, you can choose form dozens of choices ranging from "come over" to more exotic locations. Once out on a date (if your girlfriend agrees to go out with you), you will be given a further detailed menu of multiple choices from which to choose your action - much like Romantic Encounters at the Dome.
If you treat your girlfriend right and don't make a fool of yourself, you can increase your status points. But if you screw up, your status drops - and if it drops below her total points, she'll dump you. You can dump your current girlfriend anytime and construct a new one using your newly increased status points. Eventually, when your status reaches 100, you can construct The Perfect Woman to fulfill your ultimate goal in the game: get into the Big Party which only accepts "perfect" people.
Although billed as an adult game, GCS is much better than most other adult games you will find, since it does attempt to be much more than a juvenile "sex simulation." There are dozens of variables that influence how your relationship progresses, and the various attributes of your girlfriend do make a big impact in the game - create a "tough" woman who is not easy to please and whose mood is suicidal if you want a big challenge.
Overall, I had fun with GCS, even though real-life relationships are far more interesting and multi-faceted than any computer program. Don't pin your hopes on this thing, but it should help elicit a chuckle or two :)
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
anynons 2017-07-26 1 point
please OLDMANKIDD, don't use liberal as an insult, liberal means open to new ideas, and here is the number 1 definition of liberal:
a. Favoring reform, open to new ideas, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; not bound by traditional thinking; broad-minded. See Synonyms at broad-minded.
I would agree though that games have gotten crappy and realistic today... but to be honest, what you said is highly offensive.
there are other definitions which you may see here:
Oldmankidd 2017-04-14 -4 points
Hulsie Read the first sentence in the first picture. Games made back then didnt have liberal faggots like you to police them. Oh how the times were much better and people gave a shit about each other instead of shitting on them.
People could take a joke.. nowadays, we get fags like you with their nit picking shit.
Cat that plays to much halo 2017-02-20 0 point
how do i play after, watching joel play this was some funny stuff and i wanted to make some funny stuff to
cena_in_The_house 2015-10-31 6 points
went to movie
she #### my #####
got called a moron
10/10 realistic gameplay
Bloop 2014-07-28 0 point DOS version
I downloaded it because I wanted to know my own body rating. I got a 7, not bad.
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