Developed by Starcolt and published by Alliance, Best Friend Forever has been delayed for the second time this year to June 18.
Best Friend Forever is a dog raising and dating simulator all in one. The player will adopt a dog and find true love in a colorful city full of wacky hijinks.
Basically, the game will allow the player to peruse the game's 'diverse' dating scene while also spending a lot of time with their dog in order to train it and raise its stats to pass the Paws Academy. The dog will also interact with the player and the narrative as it occurs, so it's not just a decoration. It's also a character in of itself.
What's not wacky though is COVID-19, which is the main factor in why this game is delayed. In the title's most recent Steam news post, Starcolt refers to how New Zealand went on lockdown due to COVID-19, they tried to get the game done for May 14, but they were unable to do so. Basically, working from home slowed down development enough that another month's worth of time is needed, which it has received from its publisher.
That's pretty ruff. I mean, COVID-19 isn't something where it's bark is worse then it's bite--it's a really serious deal. It's good to see that Starcolt didn't roll over or anything, and it's going to take a long time until we brought this virus to heel. So, it's expected that some games will be sent to time out and given more time to develop, because sometimes it takes much longer to finish a dinner then what you would normally expect.
What do you think of this news? Are you angry that you'll have to wait another month for your dog raising/dating simulator? Let us know in the comments!