Arin, Danny, Barry, Brian and Suzy contributed voice acting to the game.
There has been some debate as to whether Game Grumps should be considered a developer or a publisher for Dream Daddy.
In Japanese terminology, a distinction is often made between visual novels (abbreviated NVL, derived from visual No Ve L), which consist predominantly of narration and have very few interactive elements, and adventure games (abbreviated AVG, or ADV derived from ADVenture), a form of adventure game which may incorporate problem-solving and other types of gameplay.
This distinction is normally lost outside Japan, where both NVLs and ADVs are commonly referred to as "visual novels" by international fans.
Because there is almost no market for true Dating Sim games outside of Japan, it's a frequent misunderstanding among western gamers that "Dating Sim" is the general term for all ren'ai (romantic love) games.
However, if things go really well, the "Invite Home" interaction will appear.
If it's chosen and accepted, the controllable Sim will call a taxicab, and both Sims will get in and go to that Sim's house.
It was also reintroduced to The Sims 3 via Patch 22 and the Generations expansion pack, and was included in The Sims 4 base game.
One Sim can ask another to go Downtown, either in person or over the telephone.