Zynga employee and newly engaged dude Anders Howard sent us an email recently, explaining that he had just proposed to his girlfriend "via a video game I built with friends in my spare time." The video that he sent along of the whole thing going down -- not to mention the game itself, appropriately named Dinner Love and the Quest for Soup, which he's put up for all to play online -- immediately convinced us that we absolutely had to share his story with you.

After the break, we've embedded Mr. Howard's neo-Shakespearian successful attempt at betrothal. If you don't go all "awwwwww" about it, well, you can always take a look at Ilomilo again, we suppose. If that doesn't do it either, you should probably get that gaping hole in your chest filled with a heart.

[Thanks and congrats to Anders Howard!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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