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[[caption-width-right:300:Linds and Alben]]

A VisualNovel released in English by Creator/HanakoGames in 2010. Take a sprinkling of OtomeGame, a dash of SpeculativeFiction, a lot of sneaky references to a [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow certain movie]] - and serve over a bed of plot twists that make it hard to describe anything much about the story without giving too much away.

Our heroine is Janet, who is on her first date with a boy named Bradley. A storm leads them off their path, and their car breaks down. They find a mansion and ask to stay until the storm passes. The following morning, when they try to leave, they find a forcefield keeping them inside. [[http://www.hanakogames.com/datewarp.shtml You can find the game here.]]
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This visual novel provides examples of:
* AllLovingHero: Rafael, who takes a pretty shitty backstory with a sunny smile and unshaken faith.
* AlternateUniverse - Janet discovers that she and Bradley are in an alternate universe where UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution never happened, and the country is called Atlanta. [[spoiler:However, it isn't quite that simple.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When Janet finds out about how much [[spoiler: Nathaniel loves Bianca]] she wishes that she was his princess instead. [[spoiler: In his bad end, [[FreakyFridayFlip her soul ends up being stuck in Bianca's body.]]]]
* BiTheWay - Linds. You could place him in AnythingThatMoves, or the EthicalSlut.
* CampStraight: [[spoiler:Alben]] used to be like this, when he was a boy.
* ChekhovsGun: The gun that [[spoiler:Bradley threatens the others with]] at the start of the game plays a key part in finally [[spoiler:ending the GroundhogDayLoop.]]
* ClosedCircle: Once the force fields come up, the mansion becomes one [[spoiler: for everyone but Bradley.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow - Alben and Bradley
* DarkSkinnedRedhead - Janet. (She's Indian.) Her hair is purple, which would traditionally be the "muted personality" type of dark skin and dark hair, but her personality is more fiery.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - [[spoiler:[[RippedFromTheHeadlines Free health care? Forging immigration papers]]?]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Janet can sometimes dream about herself with pale skin and blue eyes. This foreshadows [[spoiler: Nathaniel's bad end, where her soul gets stuck in Bianca's body.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Linds, after Rafael's heroic sacrifice.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding - Before unlocking the true ending, most of the outcomes are bittersweet at best.
* EquivalentExchange: [[spoiler: In order for Bianca to gain a soul and come back to life, someone else's soul needs to be sacrificed in exchange. That someone is usually whichever girl gets trapped in the GroundhogDayLoop.]]
** Making the tradeoff even worse, [[spoiler: the fact that the loop keeps looping shows that most of the time the sacrifice doesn't even ''work''.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: To get a good end, [[spoiler: the Bianca experiment has to either fail or get called off. The only exception is the true end.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Most of the guys appear shirtless at some point.
** You wouldn't expect it from a novel with a female protagonist and male romanceable options, but there's a bathroom scene in which the player gets to see Janet in a bra. Linds ends up walking in on her; Janet can choose to either freak out or pretend to be cool about it.
* FieryRedhead - Bradley, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow who also has red eyes]]
* ForgetsToEat - Linds, according to Rafael.
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler: Janet and Bianca in Nathaniel's bad end.]]
* GoldenEnding: [[spoiler: Bradley's true end. Janet and Bradley manage to get home, Bianca and Susan are saved and none of the other victims of the GroundhogDayLoop go missing.]]
* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]
* [[spoiler:HalfIdenticalTwins - Alben and Bianca, who [[PolarOppositeTwins couldn't be more different]].]]
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler:Rafael in one of the endings.]] This does ''not'' lead to a happy ending for everyone else. The theme of what's worth sacrificing comes up multiple times.
* IllGirl - [[spoiler:Bianca]]
* InnocentCohabitation: The setup that [[AnythingThatMoves Linds]] and Rafael have. Much to Janet's disbelief.
* InsufferableGenius - Janet used to be one of these, and it came very close to screwing her over. In the backstory we learn at the start of the game, Janet's classmates previously bullied her because of her Genius. Because of that, Janet wouldn't join any extracurricular activities with the girls, which is understandable. The "Insufferable" part came into play because Janet ended up not joining any extracurricular activities with ''anyone'', and she forgot that the college she was applying to strongly ''prefers'' girls with lots of social experience on their applications, so Janet almost didn't make it into college as a result.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Linds is perfectly fine with being called a creepy pervert, but call him little...
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In one of the endings, soon as Janet finds out about [[spoiler:Nathaniel and Bianca]] she decides to give up pursuing him and instead focuses on helping to cure her. [[spoiler: In this particular ending, it only partially works: she wakes up in Bianca's body and Nathaniel is overjoyed at getting his lover back, but since it's Janet in Bianca's body and the real Bianca is gone...]] This leaves us hanging on the implied MortonsFork: does she tell him the truth and crush his heart, or does she live out a lie and crush her own?
* KidsAreCruel: The characters have a long conversation about this. Numerous examples happen in-story, like the kids who bullied Janet [[spoiler: and Alben]] as well as the kids who [[spoiler:tried to rough up a sick and homeless Rafael.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: The reason why Janet didn't date much at in high school. Because their community was so tight-knit, she regarded most of the boys as bratty siblings.
* LonelyRichKid: Nathaniel's childhood in a nutshell. Even though now he's not a kid, he still qualifies.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Nathaniel and [[spoiler:Bianca.]]
* MomentKiller: Linds in Rafael's route.
* MoralityPet: Rafael to Linds. [[spoiler:Rafael's HeroicSacrifice is even the cause for Linds committing suicide.]]
* MultipleEndings: 11 of them, to be precise. A Bad Ending for each of the five boys, a Good Ending for each of the five boys, and a True Ending for [[spoiler: Bradley]] that you can only obtain if you got all the other endings first.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut - Subverted. [[spoiler:If Janet reveals what she read in Bianca's diary, Nathaniel will reveal that he and Bianca had already talked about it, and he doesn't care because he loves her.]]
** Played straight in that if Janet spends the night with [[spoiler: Linds, you not only get his bad ending but what is probably the worst ending in the game.]]
*** WordOfGod is that the writer didn't intend for this to be seen as an indictment against having sex. It's just that [[spoiler: sleeping with Linds makes Janet too distracted with romantic drama to focus on what's happening.]]
*** Adjusted in the silver release so there's now a choice afterwards which determines the outcome.
* OptionalSexualEncounter - [[spoiler: With Linds. With the other boys, it doesn't really go beyond kissing.]]
* PanUpToTheSkyEnding - The true ending.
* ParentalAbandonment - A rare ''justified'' example! [[spoiler: Rafael's]] parents abandoned him...but only so he could have better access to health care than his parents were capable of providing. In fact, when Janet criticizes [[spoiler: Rafael's]] parents' abandonment, [[spoiler: Rafael]] responds in bitterness, but unlike usual examples of this trope the bitterness is ''in their defense'', saying he's sorry they weren't perfect.
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Mostly averted with Bradley. Although he seems like he plays this trope straight at first because upon entering the mansion, he [[spoiler: threatens everyone with a gun]] since he thinks they all did something to his [[spoiler: sister.]] The aversion occurs because after he's neutralized, he never does anything else wrong and that [[spoiler: gun]] pays off in one of the endings.
* RelationshipValues: All of the guys have one. [[spoiler: Bradley's is the only one that can reach the 'love' status. The highest the rest of the guys go is 'like'.]] WordOfGod states that the reason for this is that Janet isn't in the mansion long enough to establish such a deep relationship with them.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Linds is sometimes guilty of this.
* ShoutOut - Rocky Horror Picture Show in particular.
** In one thread, Janet has a dream that clearly echoes ThePrincessBride.
* ShutUpKiss: Alben plants one on Janet after [[spoiler: she confronts him about Bianca. Unfortunately, this is a clear sign that you are on his bad end.]]
* TechnoBabble: Makes up around half of Linds's lines.
* TeenIdol: Rafael becomes this in his good end.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Bradley and Janet. In Bradley's normal end they decide to sacrifice both their souls in order to bring Bianca back to life.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The opening video makes a dramatic reveal of [[spoiler: Bradley and the gun]] which doesn't happen until several minutes later.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Janet and Bradley. [[spoiler: Happens to the rest of the guys in Alben's bad end.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: If Janet, after reading Bianca's diary, chooses to tell Nathaniel that Bianca wasn't the pure woman Nathaniel thought her to be, and that Bianca actually slept with multiple guys before she and Nathaniel started dating... well what made Janet think Nathaniel wasn't already aware of this? He and Bianca had already talked about this and decided to move on like adults, not like a ''child'' like Janet who sneaks around and snoops into private diaries.]] This is a strong enough What the Hell Hero that it plants you firmly along the path to Nathaniel's bad ending.
* YaoiFangirl - Linds thinks Janet might be one.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: Janet and Bradley get stuck in Atlanta in most of the endings. In Alben's bad end, the rest of the guys get trapped in their world instead.]]
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