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article imageMan builds video game to propose to his girlfriend

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By Leigh Goessl     Apr 12, 2013 in Lifestyle
A man wanted to propose to his girlfriend, and he came up with a one-of-a-kind way to ask for her hand in marriage. To propose, he custom built a video game.
What do you do when you want to ask your girlfriend to marry you? If you are a Redditor who goes by the name Marchaka, you build a video game from scratch.
Well almost from scratch. Making a modification to an existing game would not do, however, he built a one-of-a-kind game called "Michele's Quest" which took 164 hours to design. He used a $70 role-playing game maker called VX Ace.
Marchaka wanted to ask his girlfriend Michele to marry him. Both of them share a love of video games, so he decided to propose via a video game, according to Yahoo! News.
Describing it as a 4-hour game to play, he also said his game is "packed with inside jokes" and other fun video game references.
"This is how I did it... I made an old school final fantasy style role-playing video game, playable on the PC. The game featured 4 bosses and after killing each boss, a chest was dropped that revealed an image. Each image showed the location of a key. (hidden in real life)," Marchaka wrote. "Next to the computer was a chest with 4 locks on it, inside the chest was a note for her to turn around. So after completing the game and unlocking the chest, she spun around to find me on one knee."
Screen shot from  Michele s Quest
Screen shot from "Michele's Quest"
Marchaka
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Reportedly, since his proposal went viral online, Marchaka has made "Michele's Quest" available for download.
In case you were wondering, Michele said "yes".
Last year a man created an elaborate proposal, which he referred to as "Live Lip-Dub Proposal". The proposal involved 60 people to carry out. A video of the proposal was uploaded on YouTube and went viral. To date it has 19,560,893 page views.
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