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He comes courtesy of Voltage, a Japanese gaming company that specializes in romance games for women and that generated roughly million in revenue in 2015.
In order for their relationship to progress, Mook must continually download Star-Crossed Myth and its sequels.
“[They enjoy] our content like they would reading comics or watching TV,” Kitajima explains.
Voltage estimates that a quarter of its 40 million players are overseas.
When she is not engaging with Scorpio, she is often flirting with another of her virtual boyfriends, all of whom are available, at all times, in the palm of her hand.
Mike Amerson, the American developer behind My Virtual Boyfriend, says he sometimes finds himself in the unlikely position of offering romantic advice.“When I read their stories, I feel like they are real,” Mook says of her digital suitors.