When you fire up the Lovestruck: Choose Your Romance app on your smartphone or tablet you’ll be whisked away to a variety of fabulous and fantastical settings. Find love in outer space, find love in a town filled with vampires and werewolves, or find love as the secret love child of the President of the United States while you’re being protected by some dashing Secret Service agents.
Promising the “greatest interactive love stories,” the Lovestruck portal hopes to bring soap-y romance novels to your screen, letting you choose what your happily ever after looks like. And it truly offers a love story for all of its players, including several love interests of color and many same-sex romances across its stories too.
But Lovestruck hasn’t always been this inclusive and it has taken a little while to get here. To find out more I spoke to junior producer Lauren Comp about Voltage Entertainment’s evolution and how the games have managed to find an audience of lesbian and bisexual female fans.