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A miniature Japanese-style dating sim sees you winning the heart of a shy Tyrannosaurus rex.
The game was created for an indie jam — the Pulse-Pounding Heart-Stopping Dating Sim Jam — so it's not a full game, but rather a miniature version that sees you managing the complex emotions of a ukulele-playing T rex by the name of Taira. Poor Taira has some serious self-esteem issues, and it's up to you to put him at ease and get the romance blossoming.
It was created by Thailand-based games programmer Thongrop Rodsavas, who was apparently inspired by a game designing application called TyranoScript (which, incidentally, was also used to make the game).
For a small game jam project, Jurassic Heart has absolutely taken off, inspiring fan art and a new cult of dino lovers. Happily, Rodsavas is planning to expand Jurassic Heart into a full game with another four dinosaur love interests.
If you have some time to spare, go check out the rest of the Pulse-Pounding Heart-Stopping Dating Sim Jam entries. Blink by Mattie Brice, anglerfish-themed Benthic Love by Mike Joffe and Anna Anthropy's Aegis Wing are some of our favourites. You can play Jurassic Heart here.