A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ever watch Gravity Falls and think, man, that Stan sure is hot? Well, indulge that thought by playing this Grunkle Dating Sim, a Gravity Falls fangame!


A summer road trip leads to an unexpected pause in Gravity Falls. Can you capture the heart of one of the Mystery Shack’s most eligible bachelors? Or will you leave empty handed?


  • Expressive character sprites!
  • Full-color painted backgrounds?!?!
  • Approx. 65,000 words of sweet, sweet romance!
  • Ten never-before-seen illustrations, featuring your favorite Grunkle!
  • The opportunity to date your choice of Stan or Ford (but not both at once)!
  • And yes you get to choose your pronouns!


Here’s what critics are saying about the game:

  • A "very well-crafted meticulously thought out planned scenario that builds and builds and builds" – Alex Hirsch, after playing approximately one-tenth of the game
  • "Grunkle Stan finally gets a long term relationship! My work here is done" – Mabel
  • "Anyone else think this is kinda weird? And gross?" – Dipper
  • "So when do I get a cut of the profits? –Whaddya mean, "it’s free"!?" – Stan
  • "What’s a dating sim?" – Ford



Watch Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls, play through our hard work! Includes spoilers for the introduction and the first segment of Stan's route:


I made the game with the help of twelve artists and writers, whose blogs you can find listed here!


This is a fan project made out of love for Gravity Falls and its characters, copyright of which belongs to Disney and Alex Hirsch. We do not claim any ownership over Gravity Falls, and do not profit from this fan project.

"What's that sound_patch file for?"

It adds a handful of brief sound effects and voice clips to the game! Installation instructions are included. There are no audio files in the introduction, and they show up occasionally after that. A little over 10 audio files play in total.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jun 21, 2018
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsDating Sim
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


swooning-over-stans-win-linux.zip 246 MB
Version 1.1.1 Jul 20, 2018
swooning-over-stans-osx.zip 228 MB
Version 1.1.1 Jul 20, 2018
sound_patch.zip 1 MB


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Im in love with your game im geuninely hoping that there would be a part 2 for a return trip which would pick up from the choices you made from the first game. I loved every second of stans route and I wish there was more to experience.


The plot is unbelievably amazing!! I played stan's line first and I must say Stan is so UNDERESTIMATED!!! He's so charming and caring and humorous and talented, I think I'll have to spend a few weeks(months) to calm down and play ford's line.

I had heard Ford's line is more enticing, I believed it but after Stan's line I really doubt it. Expecting romantic story anyways!

And I must say we need more Stans/Reader fan works. Fanfics and fanarts both will do🥺🥺🥺

(not english speaker here) OH MY GOD!! I stumbled upon this game earlier today and im so glad!!! i cried through half of it, and the endind???? god it was like i watched GF end all over again!!!! 

The art is AMAZING, i couldnt stop sendind screenshots to my friends!!! Its so easy to feel the amount of love that was poured into this game... im so happy to have found it!! the story is so well written, i couldnt stop giggling through my conversations with ford haha XD

sharing it with everyone i know and their dogs!!! hope everyone involved in the making knows what a beautiful thing they created :DDD i enjoyed it so much, <333

if u guys ever make a sequel, i'd LOVE to play it 

You're just like another me😭 I am a Chinese fan and I had crush on them so many times, I can't help sending screenshots and sharing the plot with my friends... If I could see a translation version in Chinese I would rate the game from (99+1) stars!!

When I showed the synopsis to my sister, all she said was "Stan made that"

She is right. This was definitely made by Stan. Who else would create a Stan based dating simulator. I can't read the blurb in anything but Grunkle Stan's salesman voice now

I can't be the only one who literally sobbed when they finished, right? Seriously, I just got done with Ford's route and I'm crying because I felt like I just watched the series finale of Gravity Falls again. An absolutely lovely game with moments that had me giggling and squealing with glee!


i love this game so much i have just did the fort way but its makes me cry and full of love i think i will play the stan way too but a need a little break for my heart and its one of the best dating games i ever played thank you for sharing this with us 10000 stars for you guys.

ps: i have a 4 k monitor and when i do fullscreen there the mouse disappear from the monitor was hard to find out of there but its nothing realy bad so stil 10000 stars for you guys 

pss. if you would do a continue for this game i would be the first one who would play it and loving and crying about it in my sleep BUT BECOUSE OF LOVE 

Weird, but cute game. Kinda satisfied my crush of Stan lol. A basic dating sim with a Gravity Falls twist! It's cute! Only thing I'd say is that if you go check on the car instead of talking to ford you later get a reference to helping ford with a "pest problem" something that has never been mentioned before if you go  to just check on you car. That's just a small detail I saw.   


I found this game thanks to tik tok and oh boi my heart


Oh wow didn't know how much I was into ford until trying this game... He just seems so hot <3 100/10 would smash any time.


might have to reread this for like the fourth time. found this a while ago and immediately fell in love with the vn format, been reading similar stories ever since


I recently got way too into gravity falls again, and fell in love with the grunkles all over again.... time to check this out :D



why not !!!!


um...I was just looks for Dating sims...

um- This is a game...?


anything is a game.

yo waht?


I stumbled onto this game by complete accident about 2-3 days ago. I'm not attracted to either of the Grunkles, but morbid curiosity got the better of me. (Tbh I only recently completed my first ever watch-through of GF and fell in love with the show and characters). I downloaded and started playing it. I thought I'd pick Ford first, but I ended up picking Stan first. And this whole game just blew me away. I didn't expect it to be so long and story-rich! The art is all gorgeous and the characterization is on point. The tender moments with Stan really had me crushin' pretty hard. It's a fun, enjoyable game and I love that it picks up where the series left off. I've finished the Stan run-through and now I can't wait to play through dating Ford! 

Hey so like is this game streamable??? Like theres no porn or nuthn here right???? ;w;

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minor spoilers ahead:

you can stream it, there's a bit of lead up to some spicy scenes but it always stops well before it gets explicit


I remember having the BIGGEST crush on Stanford, but seeing this coming to an actual game made me download the game!
The only thing I would say is that Ford's route is so adorable!! 



Idk if anyone can help with this but it says "Cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified" (im on a mac) and idk if theres a way to fix it.


Had a mac and had the same issues for games in itch but I'm pretty sure you go to your system preferences and then security & privacy  and you'll see the game was blocked and if you can't click the "open anyway" it is most likely locked so click on the "lock to make changes" unlock it and then now it is unlocked click "open anyway" to open the game. Hopefully this helps lol

absolutely invested in getting full love meter, i say this as i'm on my 3rd run

did u get it ?? what happened

It won't let me download the game. :( Very sad. Someone please help me.


Every single time I try downloading this game the files won't open. I only have this problem with zip files and I can't figure out why my computer won't run it.

What kind of computer do you have? If this has been happening with multiple zip files, then maybe you should check out customer service for your device. Or at least see if there is a help option when it comes to storage and files.

If that's not the issue, then you might want to check some of the FAQ & HELPFUL LINKS, specifically the 'Help I can't run the game' one. 

I don't know if this will help, since 1. It's already been 11 days, so you might've figured it out already, 2. I'm not the one who created this game, and I suck when it comes to creating and/or modding, and 3. I'm not the best when it comes to technical issues such as this. 

Though, I hope that you can still be able to play, and that even if it's not 'fixable', you'll be able to find the source of the problem and use it for future refrences!

I actually managed to figure it out! I learned how to go and extract the files to play. I was very excited, thanks!


giggling and blushing and twirling my hair and kicking my feet and shit...


My favorite visual novel on this website! Amazing game <3 


This was amazing! Still don't know if you guys respond or anything but I really love not only the story but how you keep the same charisma of the original characters and incorporate it into this game! I've been wondering if you'll be making a sequel at all! I really would love to see what happens after but I understand if you would rather not make a sequel. You did a great job on this and I respect whole heartedly if you wouldn't want to 


You missed an excellent opportunity to call this Stanning Pines.

10/10. Would date again.


I’m on an iPhone what emulators would support this game thanks (:


Me wanting to play this game ironically so I plot to drag one of my friends in this with me and record it for SM

Is it possible to get max love meter?


it is, yes!

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yes i got it


why does this exist and why is it so highly rated


why do you  care that this game was made and it’s highly rated because it’s good Karen. Get off the page if you are going to complain 


I love this so much!! I randomly found this and am SO glad I did, I really love how fords story goes, and I even tried stans, you guys did a really good job making it easy to love them while keeping them in character, like I really only wanted to do fords route but I got hooked on stans as well! seriously love this so much and will definitely be replaying for months to come 10/10


This is my favourite dating sim ever. I wish Ford's story line was more frisky and longer /:. It would be such awesome fanservice if you could make a part 2 that's 18+ :D. A lot of people I imagine would be happy if you made that, haha!

yea..this game is my type of game


I played both routes and they were both great :3


Just started to play this, ALREADY LOVE IT! ♥ 

And more videos are coming O:)


Here is the final video of Ford's walkthrough: 

I might do Stan's walkthrough too in the future. Until then you can watch some of my other videos.😉

Good one

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