In April 2011 the Ariane Barnes character officially celebrated her tenth anniversary and this nagged me somewhat. Already in February 2011 ArianeB 7.0 had been launched but the walkthroughs on atagong.com still stuck with version 6.45 (the previous one).
Every time when a new ArianeB update saw the light (16 since I began my blog) I had to play the game between 50 to 75 times to check if the different scenarios in my walkthroughs were still correct. Due to the many updates from the 6.x series this became a bit of a hassle and I was, well... fed up with the lady for a while.
But recently I realised that release 7.0 really was the final chapter of the first installment of ArianeB and that it would be a bit stupid not to end in beauty. Atagong.com contained (and still contains) the most complete collection of ArianeB scenarios ever and what better way to celebrate the end of the series than with a new website.
Now for those who have never heard of her: who or what is ArianeB? In September 2007 I wrote:
ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.
If memory serves me well I published 8 walkthroughs for ArianeB version 4.3. Four years and 16 updates later this has expanded into 45(!) ArianeB walkthroughs that have been hit nearly 3 million times. Of course, for the last 5 years, the game itself has spectacularly risen in size and the amount of images has even doubled.
Although ArianeB is an adult game, exploring adult themes, it is far from smutty, at least in my opinion. Often imitated, but never equaled, it is very different from those Japanese crappy adult Flash movies where the only purpose seems to be to put as many tentacles from an alien octopus into the different orifices of a badly drawn under aged hentai girl and that as fast as possible.
ArianeB, Virtually Date Ariane, Ariane Brodie or Ariane Barnes can be found on about a dozen places on the web, but the official version can only be found at arianeb dot com, playable online or as a download: Go on a virtual date with me, Ariane.
Should you not be aware of this by now, I am not the maker of this excellent game, just an overzealous fan. Enjoy!