A guy surprised his girlfriend by proposing to her with a homemade video game

A Cincinati man took a marriage proposal to the height of nerdy sweetness when he built a computer game for the express purpose of proposing to his girlfriend, Lauren.

The man, whose name is Austin according to the Reddit thread he posted, says the pair had been dating for a few years when he “realised that if I was going to spend the rest of my life with someone, there wasn’t anyone better than her.”

Lauren knew he’d been coding a homemade game for a few weeks, and Austin asked her to be the first one to test it out. But the game was actually a virtual tour of levels inspired by significant moments in their lives, like their first date.

And the whole time, a ring was hidden behind the computer.

As Lauren played the last level, her characer passed by little mariachis playing the same song Austin’s grandfather played for his grandmother when he proposed.

Lauren giggled at this and then the screen spelled out:

“It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this!”

At that moment Austin said, “Will you marry me?” She said yes and started that wonderful laugh-cry familiar to anyone who has just been overcome with emotion. 

See the video below:

 

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