LovePlus Wins Excellence Award At 25th Digital Content Grand Prix

By Ishaan . October 15, 2010 . 11:32am

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The “Digital Content Grand Prix” is a competition hosted by the Digital Content Association of Japan with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. It recognizes people, services or technologies that help the growth of Japan’s digital industry.

 

At the recent 25th Digital Content Grand Prix, Konami’s virtual girlfriend simulators, LovePlus and its upgraded sibling, LovePlus +, both won an excellence award for linking the real world with the virtual world through their communication between players and ingame characters.

 

While LovePlus laid the foundation for the series, LovePlus +, amongst other upgrades, also incorporates real life locations from Japan into the ingame experience. This, too, was recognized at the Grand Prix as part of its accomplishments. You can also take your virtual girlfriend on vacations and even get into fights with her, making for a rather detailed simulation attempt.

 

The award was received by LovePlus creator and General Producer of Konami Digital Entertainment, Akari Uchida (pictured above, to the left), at the Tokyo International Exchange Center, where the award ceremony was held earlier today.

 

This Excellence Award is the second time LovePlus has been recognized for its feats in 2010. Earlier in the year, it was awarded at Japan’s first ever “Romance Awards” for being the best product in the Romance Creative [entertainment] category.

 

Konami are presently developing a follow-up to LovePlus, titled “Project LovePlus,” for the Nintendo 3DS. You can view a trailer for it here.


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  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    “Loveplus and its upgraded sibling…”
    Pun intended?

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    lol, the popularity of this game will expand in the rest of the world, maybe some company will risk their arse to even localize it O_O (nah!… i think)

  • TyeTheCzar

    Once Japan falls a few decades later due to the birth rate decline, people will probably want the heads of those Love Plus game designers.

    • goronyan

      most of them would be ex-girlfriends huh

  • shion16

    “congratulation for make the weirdest country in the world even more weird”

  • Aoshi00

    The interaction breaking the 4th wall was definitely innovative (though I didn’t play the game in real-time mode due to time constraint). This and Prof Layton are the reason I would pluck down $250 for a 3DS :) I do wish of going thru the different holidays and festivals w/ Nene…

  • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

    LovePlus Girl’s Side plz

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      You’d like that, wouldn’t you.

      • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

        ъ(`ー゜) 

        Also I want to experience this award winningness with ikemen. I’ve tried playing dating sims with girls…it was awkward…

        • Aoshi00

          I hear you, the same reason I could never get into otome games because I’m a guy, even though I want to try Hakuouki because of Shinsengumi. Shirtless bare chested ikemen in 3D, girls will swoon lol..

    • http://modorenai.livejournal.com/ modorenai

      Although it’s not quite the same, my friend who borrowed my PSP to play Storm Lover says that it’s sort of like the otome game equivalent of Love Plus, in that most of the game is about what it’s like dating the guys after you get them to fall in love with you.

      And the even more fun part about it is that you don’t have to stick to the guy you choose the first time round and can either cheat on him or break up with him, LOL. She says the game is evil because it pretty much encourages the player to play around with the guys’ feelings. LOL.

      (Am impatiently waiting for her to finish the game so I can get my PSP back and try it myself. :D)

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