Melanin Friendly Games – Mission: It’s Complicated

Hey there Blerdy Tribe, it’s Melanin Monday here on Blerdy Otome and that means I’m spotlighting another Melanin Friendly Game! For those of you just joining the party—every Monday I spotlight games that feature Black and brown characters for anyone looking for titles with just a bit more representation. As a blerd and a gamer, I am always on the lookout for representation in my games. This is largely a personal project for me—there are almost no “diverse game” tags on major game sites—so, it can be pretty difficult find games with characters of color… unless you already know where to look.

In last week’s post I spotlighted Stars and Snowdrops, a fantasy romance visual novel from Ithaqua Labs. This week I’m looking at the quirky superhero dating visual novel Mission: It’s Complicated from Schell Games.

Mission: It’s Complicated is a visual novel about getting superheroes to fall in love, and the shenanigans that happen along the way. Send your heroes out on ridiculous missions at night, and try to keep them from getting hurt — or they won’t be able to go on dates during the day! Grow your favorite pair’s bond so they can go on more dates. Help them pick the right thing to say.

Get them to fall in love… and save the world.

Mission: It’s Complicated is a free to play superhero match making visual novel where you can save the world… and foster relationships with other heroes! Choose your own OTP by matching any of five heroes with one another for a total of 10 pairings in this hilarious and witty game. Unlike most dating sims, where the end goal is always romance, you can choose to keep things platonic by building up a wholesome friendship between your heroes. 

In addition to it’s diverse cast of quirky heroes, Mission: It’s Complicated is also an LGBTQIA+ positive game and features characters of varying genders and orien­ta­tions.  Get closer to your fellow heroes by going on dates (platonic/romantic) and complete crime fighting missions around the city. While each of the heroes identifies themselves differently players have complete control over how these relationships develop. So have fun and explore all avenues of friendship and romance, the sky’s the limit! 

You can play the game now on Steam or download directly from

Thank you for reading and supporting Blerdy Otome! Have you played Mission: It’s Complicated? Share your thoughts! Got a Melanin Friendly Game you think I should spotlight? Send it to me! 

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