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But Pacthesis’ games catered to a specific audience of tween and teen girls.Dubbed the Days Sim Date series, the Pacthesis dating sims always had playable girl main characters trying to romance three or more love interests.It made sense that she found fans among teenage girls. Her age was something she was open about, as it was listed in her profile from the beginning.Pacthesis’ Deviant Art profile has over 10 million views; her games have more than 20 million.For many Deviant Art lurkers in the late 2000s and early 2010s, the name Pacthesis brings to mind a specific image: a yellow background with a grumpy-looking coffee cup, the logo of a particular Deviant Art dating sim maker.And more than that, the name recalls a specific time in these young, female fans’ lives: when they discovered a world of games developed by, and made for, people just like them.“I thought it was cool that characters had unique personalities and stories you could learn more about by bonding with them via dialogue and gifts.But for some reason I didn’t like the farming and I wished I could skip all the farm stuff and jump right into dating.” Wanting more games with a focus on building relationship, she took to the internet to find games that had similar mechanics.
Keeping personal details close to the vest was common during the nascent days of social media, when signing up for a service did not require using a full name.
Her Deviant Art profile’s comments are full of people asking for another game or wishing her well, whatever she may be up to.
Even on other social media, former fans reflect on their many late nights playing her games and the fun little interconnected world that they all existed in. Others talk about how Pacthesis introduced them to the dating sim genre — and to fandom in general.
“I’m currently a web developer at a [loyalty] marketing firm,” Pacthesis — Amy — told Polygon in an email.
The story of Pacthesis starts more than 10 years ago, in 2008. “I liked the Harvest Moon games because I was interested in the dating mechanics,” Amy said.