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Zero to One, Mobile & Web, AI




Mingling is a revolutionary full-motion movie-game dating app that elevates interactive storytelling to a whole new level. Users embark on a personalized, choose-your-own-adventure romance, interacting with vibrant characters and navigating dynamic storylines through the medium of high-quality video. Lolay played a pivotal role in bringing this vision to life, strategizing, designing, and developing the iOS (iPhone and iPad) application and backend APIs from the ground up.


Dive into Mingling, the full-motion dating game where YOU choose your adventure in love. Live-action video and an AI-powered story engine react to your every choice, leading to unique encounters with a diverse cast of potential partners. It's more than a game; it's redefining dating through personalized narratives, deeper connections, and the thrill of taking control of your virtual love life.

  • Interactive Movie Experience: Mingling employs cutting-edge technology to merge live-action video footage with branching narrative elements. Users navigate through a captivating storyline, selecting dialogue options and actions that influence their journey and relationships with potential partners.
  • AI-Powered Story Engine: A sophisticated AI engine drives the narrative, reacting dynamically to user choices and delivering personalized experiences. Each playthrough leads to unique outcomes, fostering replayability and a sense of genuine connection with the virtual characters.
  • Live-action, branching narrative: Players navigate through captivating filmed scenes, interacting with diverse characters and making impactful choices that determine the course of their romantic journey.
  • Mobile Optimization: Mingling is meticulously designed for mobile devices, ensuring a seamless and intuitive gameplay experience on both iPhones and iPads. The app boasts a user-friendly interface and optimized performance for various screen sizes and network conditions.
  • Cloud-Based Backend: A secure and scalable backend infrastructure supports Mingling's real-time interactions, data storage, and matchmaking algorithms. This ensures smooth operation for a large user base while paving the way for future features and expansions.
  • Personalized experience: Every decision alters the narrative, leading to unique relationships and potential love interests. Players can explore different paths and replay the game to discover new outcomes.
  • Technical Architecture & Strategy: Defined the technical architecture for the mobile app and backend, ensuring scalability and performance for a potentially large user base.
  • Quality Assurance: Implemented robust testing methodologies to ensure seamless performance and bug-free experience across various devices.


Mingling's innovative approach to interactive storytelling has garnered significant attention and praise. The team’s technical skills, innovative thinking, and commitment to quality have resulted in a game-changing app that is redefining the future of interactive dating and storytelling. The project has achieved the following:

  • Redefining dating apps: Mingling disrupts the traditional dating app model by injecting storytelling, interactivity, and emotional engagement into the process. It encourages users to invest in their virtual relationships, leading to a more meaningful and enjoyable experience.
  • Breaking Down Barriers: Mingling's diverse cast of characters and branching storylines create a platform for inclusivity and representation. Users can explore different relationship dynamics without societal pressures, potentially opening doors for real-world connections.
  • Technical Innovation: Mingling showcases Lolay's expertise in mobile app development and backend infrastructure, pushing the boundaries of what's possible within the gaming space. This serves as a testament to Lolay's technical prowess and creativity.
  • Paving the way for new frontiers: Mingling's success paves the way for further exploration of interactive narratives and live-action elements within the mobile gaming landscape.
  • Enhanced User Personalization: Mingling empowers users to take control of their dating narratives, fostering a sense of ownership and investment in the outcome of their virtual interactions. This personalized experience fosters deeper connections with potential partners.

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