Cibele looks at falling in love in MMOs

    
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Last week we asked you if you had ever been in a relationship with someone that you met through an MMO. This apparently was the case for game developer Nina Freeman, who created a new game called Cibele as a way to share the strange wonderfulness of falling in love with a person in a game.

Cibele, which comes out today, is a sort of immersive adventure game that takes place in a fictional MMORPG called Valtameri. Players handle both the in-game character while being able to access the lead character’s computer for emails and instant messages. There are also live action cutscenes starring the game’s creator, who is more or less reenacting how she handled an online romance at the age of 19.

While there is no actual multiplayer component here, its subject matter should be of interest to some of our readers, particularly those who have encountered significant others in virtual worlds.

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Vexia

Looks neat. I’ll add it to my growing Steam wishlist.

Lisagearbolt
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Lisagearbolt

I just finished this game, and the price of the game may be a sticking point for some though I didn’t mind but it is something to keep in mine if that’s something that concerns you.  Anyways it was a touching story and all the credit to NIna for being willing to just open herself up and lay her story bare for all the world, that takes courage to me.  I don’t know if I could do that and share part of my life like that.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Damonvile Armsbend GabeNewellFetish perhaps he doesn’t like the smell of cigarette smoke…

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Armsbend GabeNewellFetish why ?

Armsbend
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Armsbend

GabeNewellFetish I’d get involved with someone I met in an MMO before I got involved with a stripper.

GabeNewellFetish
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GabeNewellFetish

I know a girl (stripper, model, etc) who is extremely gorgeous and outgoing and met her husband in Ultima Online nearly fifteen years ago.

I would never get involved with someone from a video game, though. For one thing, I don’t stick with MMOs long enough to forge any connection with any other person or guild. For another, the last thing I want is a relationship with someone who spends all their damn time on the computer, online, or in an MMO. It’s bad enough to have one person always doing that, much less two.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I guess if you treat other people online like they’re actually humans and not glorified NPCs all kinds of weird stuff can happen, like friendships and love.

I think a single player game about it is a bit ironic but good luck I guess ?

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

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ichi plays
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ichi plays

she falls for some guy name ichi?!  wow

Vanblod
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Vanblod

I read that this was based off her experiences playing FFXI, which is also where I first experienced relationships through MMOs. While it mainly ended with me being dumb (I was barely a teenager) it did enable my preferred method of dating, which got me my wife a decade later <3