Gamer on video dating acorn
You could navigate a Cobra Mk III spaceship through eight galaxies, upgrading your ship using money earnt from trading, while defending yourself against “space pirates” determined to shoot you down. I was constantly replaying bits of the game in my head: the space stations, the hyperspace, the combat.
The more spacecraft you destroyed in groundbreaking, three-dimensional dogfighting, the more you progressed through the ranks, from “Harmless”, “Mostly Harmless”, all the way to “Dangerous”, “Deadly”, and, finally, “Elite”. What Elite brought to my life as a young boy can only be compared to a small-scale Big Bang.” The duo responsible for the game were both in their early twenties at the time.
Date Play, a new dating app co-founded by The Apprentice finalist Vana Koutsomitis, is gearing up for a public Beta launch, which Tech Crunch understands could be as soon as tomorrow.
At the same time, by making an attempt to match people based on how compatible their personality types are — I’m told that there is a lot more going on under the hood than is being surfaced — Date Play wants to avoid the superficiality of apps like Tinder.
The left screen labeled ‘Date’ is where you’ll find prospective matches, including a compatibility score based on personality data garnered from the quizzes you’ve taken.
Although Date Play is yet to hit the App Store, I managed to get my hands on an early build of the app, which, I’d caution, could still change prior to launch.
I also understand that the strategy being employed by Koutsomitis and Date Play’s other co-founder Joris Magenti has been to keep the Beta version as simple as possible while the startup seeks feedback.
Its programming, one of the two student creators now admits, was a “mess”.