Puzzle and Dating Sim Hybrid ‘HuniePop’ Available on Steam

How do you take something so innocuous as the match-3 puzzle genre and turn it into a massive Kickstarter success? Simple, you add in anime women! All joking aside, HuniePop impressed enough to receive over $50,000 in funding back in 2013. Today the game has made its digital debut.

Players take on the role of a self-described pathetic dude looking for love. Your goal is to woo at least one of the eight women (or more of you unlock secret characters). This is where the puzzle mechanic comes in as you’ll be able to raise stats such as affection while on a date via matching.

HuniePop was provided to Kickstarter backers in both a Steam and “Steamy” release. This means no adult content is provided¬†with the Steam version, though you can buy via MangaGamer to get the complete experience. In any case, those who purchase HuniePop before January 26 will get the discounted price of $7.99.