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The Best Summer Ever, Or At Least the Biggest

"It was originally just a test project to learn some Python scripting with the Renpy engine."
—Creator Dark Cookie
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Summertime Saga is a game that is currently being developed which began in 2016. It is perhaps the world's most elaborate dating sim, encompassing more than sixty-five characters, more than thirty locations, and more than twenty mini-games. It was created by Dark Cookie for Kompas Productions and is funded entirely by Patreon backers who presently number more than 18,000.

The game focuses on a young man living a typical life in the average American town of Summerville, aside from the mysterious death of his father. Investigating his father's death leads him into a secret criminal organization. That is, if the player bothers with any of that instead of just exploring the locations and interacting with the cast members.

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Summertime Saga provides examples of:

  • Brand X: A store in the mall is called Consum-R.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: The player character certainly has the option of being one, as he can do a lot of good for the majority of his potential sexual partners.
  • Christianity Is Catholic
  • Hidden Depths: Roxxy initially comes across as a spoiled rich alpha girl. Turns out she's got a softer side and comes from an unhealthy home.
  • Mundane Fantastic: The player character can discover a mermaid lives in the sea near his town but it's not something he'll apparently ever feel like dwelling on or telling anyone about. Even if he has sex with her.
  • Retcon: Initially the player character lived with his family. Because of what the player character can do to them, it was changed so that they were not blood-related to him.
  • Sex God: There's no way to fail at the sex scenes, meaning the player character is quite adept considering the array of potential partners.
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  • Shout-Out: To Carl Winslow on Family Matters of all things. Also a pretty long one to Breaking Bad.
  • Tear Jerker: Eve's and Grace's backstory, particularly with Eve Her last moments with them was her saying they should leave her and go before getting into a fatal car crash.
  • Yellow Sash of Power: Annie is a standard nosy, tyrannical hall monitor.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Eve plays this straight. Coach Bridget also has colored hair, though its pink.
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