Gamasutra contributor Emily Short follows the thought patterns of Julian Luxemburg as he is stood up in Dinner Date, a brief introspective piece by Stout Games.
Dinner Date is a short atmospheric game about being stood up. No, not just about being stood up: about being a particular guy named Julian, living in a small European apartment, disliking his job and waiting for a girl to arrive. She doesn't.
There isn't exactly any challenge to the piece, and no goal to speak of, other than to pass the time as Julian and listen to the thoughts that go through his head.