Marrying not only his soul mate but his passions as well, graphic artist Robert Fink proposed to his girlfriend via video game last month.
“I couldn’t allow myself to just do a normal proposal, it had to be special. Something we would remember forever to remind us where we started. Simple times playing games together growing up and learning that games can convey all sorts of emotion,” Fink said.
The game, Knight Man: A Quest for Love, was created over the course of five months at friend and programmer Ryan Lepinski’s house which served as a temporary asylum for the artist’s amorous zeal:
“Being the only place where I could work, I had to constantly tell Angel that I was working late because of crunch or finishing a project, hopefully not thinking I was doing anything shady, haha.”
But as Angel assumed the role of the daring Knight Man, bounding over spikes and chasms to collect the shards of her virtual engagement ring, there was only a look of adoration in her eyes. Tearing up and covering her dropped jaw in disbelief, she knew in that moment she was one of those lucky lovers at the true center of her partner’s universe of passions.
“I wanted her to see all the spikes I would jump over for her,” Fink said.
Knight Man can be played and Angel’s reaction can be seen HERE