You’re about to court crazy killers from Dead by Daylight – we ask the developers, “Why?!”

We at MeinMMO developers asked in an interview about the killer dating game “Hooked on You” what this crazy game is all about: After all, it’s a dating game, but you’re dating the killers from Dead by Daylight.

When you think of Dead by Daylight, you will immediately find adrenaline-filled matches in your mind’s eye. Top badass killers search for four survivors as they frantically try to escape the circle or soon find a horrific end in the meat hook.

But then there were enough players who thought: “This brutal, disgusting, cruel killer… somehow looks really sexy!” There’s no other way to explain why the developer believes the behavior: “Dead by Daylight needs a dating sim!” The result is Hooked on You, a dating chip where four fearsome killers can be connected on the beach.

We asked the developers: What were you thinking? And most importantly – can you date all the killers at the same time?

MeinMMO: Let’s start with a very simple question from all Dead by Daylight players who don’t review the game’s own sub and forums. It can be very well summarized using: why?

interactive behavior: This is perhaps the most important question.

Last year we ran a community survey asking our players what other types of experiences they’d like to experience in the Dead by Daylight universe. The idea of ​​a dating sim was one of the best options. Since it’s totally ridiculous and crazy, we thought we’d have to implement it right away! It was the same in almost every meeting with our team. People give you funny looks, snort, laugh, and then stop realizing that he’s really cool.

We’ve known for years that our fans crave hot content, and we’ve also seen some of the hottest fan novels come out, so we decided to give them what they wanted. However, we needed to present it the right way, with all the seriousness it deserves, which is why we teamed up with Psyop. With their help, we created our first visual novel, which I think is truly magical.

Soul is one of those “dateable” killers – if you’re a fan of clipped goth girls.

While it’s pretty clear that Hooked on You won’t be set in the Dead by Daylight canon universe, can we expect to see some new details revealed about the characters that could be a part of their original story? Or is it just a fantasy?

What’s great about Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim is that it starts with killing us, who fans have known and loved – they just dwell in a different, more relaxing environment. Although Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim is canonical, the killers on Killer Island are softer versions of themselves, but their personalities and traits remain similar.

When I go on vacation, I’m softer and more extroverted than myself, which is good for socializing. I also feel more chatter with a cold drink in my hand while enjoying the warm sun on the beach – just like killers at heart. So yes, they can tell unexpected things about themselves in this context. But through it all, they’re still the same dangerous and crazy monsters.

Survivors like Dwight and Claudette have at least a brief appearance as supporting characters.

How did you decide which killers would be part of the game?

This was a very difficult task for us because we know that fans have their favorite characters – and while we wanted to please them, we also had to decide on an original cast for Killer Island.

We’ve gone with fan-favorite characters, but also some of our oldest killers: Trapper who is literally the poster child for Dead by Daylight, the ghost played by many, Specter who is visually interesting and hunting, the most pervasive. We felt that having these four as a core group would capture the imaginations of a variety of players, so we made our choice.

Can you talk a little bit about the different characters of the killers in the game?

I will link the profiles of the dating apps to the killers because they explain it better than me
could.

the hunter: This alpha male, as tall as a mountain, prefers to kill in caves, beaches, and pools. Players can prepare to search for the trapdoor in his heart – and if it is worth capturing. Or they spoil and become his next victim. He will have fun either way.

You are hooked as Trapper Trans
The hunter is a real meat giant. You can definitely cuddle.

the hunter: The killer wants everything: love, family, and someone to help her slaughter the men in the forest. Is it human a monster? No idea. But her arms are out of this world! Now this lovable squirrel-eating lady is out of the woods and ready to fly from Cupid’s axe on her new quest for love.

The fisherman just wants some love. Men are slaughtered in the forest. relevant

the ghost: Ghost is much more than just a sexual attraction. Behind the skinny man hides a calm, inquisitive and sensitive boy. Did it come across as very strange? Yes, this is. We’ll change it no, because the ghost won’t, either. He embraces everyone, no matter how weird he is, and that’s what makes him special.

Sensitive man who loves to listen to music with bells.

Spirit: A ghost isn’t your regular gothic girlfriend who tends to all things ghostly — she’s a ghost, quite literally. You’ll find it in the shadows with a collection of classic horror novels. It avoids every boring activity on the beach that keeps everyone busy
be. The mind does not compete for hearts. If she wanted to, she would cut it with a katana.

Nice death. Literally.

One of the game’s slogans is “find love or die trying”, which is pretty grim for a dating game. Will the game of death have a possible outcome?

While we can’t reveal anything, it’s important to remember that these are in fact killers. As mentioned earlier, their characters, which players have come to love in Dead by Daylight, remain the same – they are simply taken out of the world of the entity and placed in a more tropical environment. I advise to be very careful in dealing with them.

Although the first trailer looks pretty nice, the game still includes some of the more sinister aspects of Dead by Daylight, like chopping the ghost into pieces, revealing flesh, nerve, and bones. Will this level of “blood” be found in other parts of the game?

It was very important for us to preserve all aspects of our killers. The mind is what it is – marrow, bone and everything. We thought it would be very fun to transport the assassins from this horrific and frightening environment – the realm of entity – to this sunny, strange and exciting place. We love this duality that these two universes represent: yes, our killers are sexier and well-dressed, but they’re still, you know, menacing and dark.

How much fan service should a dating game have? – “yes.”

Can we expect other characters from Dead by Daylight to appear in the game, perhaps as supporting characters? Or will it focus exclusively on hunter, killer, ghost, and ghost?

This is undoubtedly the most difficult question. A lot of our fans have their favorite characters and are looking forward to spending special time with them. We’ve got that. And while this is the first visual novel in the Dead by Daylight universe, I have a feeling it certainly won’t be the last time we tell these kinds of stories. We’ve opened a box here that our fans will never let us close again. Not that we even want to!

Dead by Daylight players usually can’t get enough of… well, everything. Since Hooked On You is a dating segment, will there be a potential “harem” road where you meet all the killers?

This made me laugh! We know our fans’ unquenchable thirst, and we’ve visited the more joyful aspects of our community. Never say never – but for now let’s just say we’re going to focus on the one-on-one dynamic.

While “presenting sex in the dead in the light of day” was a more “meme-like” request from the community, the announcement of Hooked on You gave fans hope. But the question remains unanswered: Will there be sex in the game?

The game is intended for an adult audience, and since it’s a dating game from Dead by Daylight, there are bound to be surprises. Besides, does NSFW? Well, fans have to experience it for themselves to see it! Dead by Daylight has always focused more on suspense and action than graphics, but we’ll let you discover that for yourself.


Will you be playing Hooked on You when it comes out later this summer? Or is the game obviously very silly and is only played on the secret second account that your friends are never allowed to see?

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