A northern Kentucky man took his relationship to the next level through an epic homemade video game proposal.
Lauren Woodrick said ‘yes’ after mastering the virtual version of her relationship with now-fiance Austin Piech. A video of the proposal is nearing half a million views on YouTube.
Austin had been working on the video game for weeks and asked an unsuspecting Lauren to be the first one to test it out.
As the engagement ring sits hidden behind the computer, Lauren plays through levels inspired by milestones in their relationship. The game begins at their meeting at Cincinnati’s Bockfest, where Austin says “liquid courage” helped him give Lauren his number.
It’s then onto a first date at A Tavola in Over-the-Rhine, through vacations and finally to a mariachi band serenading Lauren’s virtual character.
“I wanted to emulate my grandfather and propose to her the same way that my grandfather proposed to my grandmother, with a mariachi band serenading her with the song Nosotros. Sadly, I couldn't find a band that would play in Cincinnati. So I decided to build something that I knew she would love, a video game. The levels are all based on some of the best memories from our first years of dating. The final level is where I was able to have my mariachi band, even if they were only pixels,” Austin wrote in an email with FOX19 NOW.
The couple lives in Covington and, according to Austin, are "both pretty nerdy people."