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“I thought it was cool that characters had unique personalities and stories you could learn more about by bonding with them via dialogue and gifts.But for some reason I didn’t like the farming and I wished I could skip all the farm stuff and jump right into dating.” Wanting more games with a focus on building relationship, she took to the internet to find games that had similar mechanics.Her Deviant Art profile’s comments are full of people asking for another game or wishing her well, whatever she may be up to.Even on other social media, former fans reflect on their many late nights playing her games and the fun little interconnected world that they all existed in. Others talk about how Pacthesis introduced them to the dating sim genre — and to fandom in general.(Amy was the name on her profile, though she never divulged more than that.) She kept her identity secret, which was understandable, considering she was a high school student at the height of her popularity.
Following a four-year hiatus, she published one more game on her profile — Many fans who grew up with the Pacthesis games wonder where she went.Her real-life friends chimed in, helping her make podcasts (dubbed Pacthecasts) and manage the fan groups.But while the Pacthesis games garnered a passionate following, this internet fame wasn’t something she initially aimed for.“I’m currently a web developer at a [loyalty] marketing firm,” Pacthesis — Amy — told Polygon in an email.The story of Pacthesis starts more than 10 years ago, in 2008. “I liked the Harvest Moon games because I was interested in the dating mechanics,” Amy said.