Gaming

Hot Date is the game that lets you speed date a dog

Bored of swiping left? You've been fishing in the wrong pond.

A far more entertaining dating experience awaits players of Hot Date - the pug speed dating title from Manchester-based developer George Batchelor. Talk about nominative determinism.

Hot Date takes place in the intimate, candle lit surrounds of a restaurant table. There's no food, no annoying waiters - just you and your flat-faced date. Players find themselves seated opposite a soul-searching pug, presented with a series of questions to select from with your computer arrow keys. Your aim: make the date a success. 

If only it were so easy. 

Each pug presents a different array of questions and responses - some cutting, some cute and others downright creepy. 

Much like real-life dating, it's a bewildering, frightful but ultimately enjoyable experience - though importantly you don't have to pick up the whole bill for this pug experience.

You can download Hot Date here, paying whatever you'd like for Batchelor's project, with some sumptuous music provided by Levi Brag. Fingers crossed you'll make it to a third date...