Date Shakespeare Inspired Dinosaurs Because Why Not?

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Date Shakespeare Inspired Dinosaurs Because Why Not?

November 30, 2019

By: Robert Grosso


If you are a fan of Dating Simulators, Dinosaurs, and William Shakespeare, this quirky indie game may be for you!

The aptly named indie developer Stegalosaurus Game Development has announced the final title in their Elsinore Academy Trilogy will be Dinosaur Shakespeare: To Date or Not to Date?. Players will be able to romance up to six of their dinosaur friends - each of them modeled after a character from William Shakespeare's famous plays - in what is described as a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysm (a giant meteor) killing 50% of the population.

Players must navigate the Elsinore Academy with your friends, and "embark on an epic journey with six of your closest friends in an effort to once and for all figure out why everything in your world is just so darn screwed up." 

Dinosaur Shakespeare is the third game in the Elsinore Academy Trilogy, a trio of dating sim games and spinoffs that revolve around the works and characters of William Shakespeare. The first game, Paper Shakespeare, was released in 2018. The second game, Furry Shakespeare, was released earlier this year. 


Dinosaur Shakespeare is scheduled for a release next year. 

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I mean, why not? I don't think I am the audience for this type of game, but I definitely know it exists out there. The success of dating sims like Hatoful Boyfriend comes to mind as an example of that, which in of itself is a pretty decent game with a wild premise. Maybe Dinosaur Shakespeare will be just as subversive? It is clear that Steglalosaurus Game Development is carving that niche for themselves at least, as most of their games seem to be tied to that off-beat indie spirit.

Maybe it is a game to look out for next year. What do you think though? Leave your comments below. 

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