“For just one month... please, pretend that we’re married.”
A sudden proposal to enter a fake marriage. Pretending to be newlyweds started out as a dreadful task, but as you spend each day together, you slowly become drawn to his charm. Will what started as a lie turn out to be true love?
—Story summary, Voltage Official Website
My Forged Wedding is an otome game by Voltage Inc which is the most popular of early Voltage games. You move to Tokyo in hopes to finding a better job, and your uncle agrees to help but first you must help one of his friends which is to pretend to be his fiancée for one month.
A social media version of the game, titled My Forged Wedding: PARTY, is also available on Android and iOS. This version also has slightly altared plotlines - ex. in the prologue, you arrive at the bar to introduce your fiancee, Makoto Igarashi, to your parents, but you receive a letter saying that the engagement is called off. The way the target characters get involved in your situation will vary as well as the role of the ex-fiancee.
After graduating from university you move out from your hometown where hopefully you can find a job. Your uncle says he's got a job for you, unbeknownst to you he means marriage. This "marriage" is supposedly to help his fellow friends with a problem they have.
The game starts off with you arriving in another part of Japan from Kyushu to get work with the help of Kunihiko, your uncle. After you get out of the station, you call Kunihiko and he tells you to pick up some supplies from a supermarket that you've never heard of. When you get there, you have a hard time finding the ingredients until Yamato helps you.
When traveling down the road, you see Ren looking into a bridal shop and wonder who his fiancee is. As you arrive at the address Kunihiko gave you, you meet Yuta who says that you are indeed at the right place. Once you enter, you think that you'll be undergoing a job interview after seeing the six men there (two of which had arrived shortly after you). Kunihiko then asks you to help one of the six men with a problem.
Yamato is a 26 year-old physics teacher who wants you to play his wife so that he can keep his job at an elite all-girls' school that requires its male teachers to be married. He often teases and sometimes belittles you with sarcastic remarks, but despite his big mouth, acts like a gentleman through small gestures.
Takamasa is a 27 year-old screenwriter who wants you to act as his wife so he can use his newlywed experience for his upcoming screenplay. He is quite famous due to his works, which mostly consist of romantic comedies. He's very serious about his work, and is extremely flirtatious.
Ren is a 25 year-old researcher who is actually the prince of a foreign country in Europe and asks you to pose as his fiancée as an excuse to stay in Japan until his research is finished. Though he comes across as quiet at first, as he grows close to you, he turns out to be very affectionate.
Takao is a 27 year-old lawyer who asks you to play his fiancée in order to fulfill one of his dying grandmother's last wishes, to meet her eldest grandson's future bride. He is the mature, big-brother type of guy.
Yuta is a 26 year-old who works as part of a comedy show called Fukumimi. You end up playing Yuta's TV wife but since it is supposed to be reality TV, both of you have to pretend to be a couple off-camera too. As one would expect from a comedian, he is a lighthearted and fun-loving man.
Kunihiko is a 35 year-old first cousin once removed, but you often call him uncle, whom you haven't seen since your cousin's wedding when you were eleven years old. He is the CEO of Aikawa.com, an IT company and was been asked to help you find a job. He also owns a sports bar called Long Island as a hobby.
Akito is a 25 year-old esthetician who is your childhood friend from Kyushu. He asks you to pretend to be his fiancée in order to avoid going back to Kyushu and not take over his family's sake brewery.
Tamaki is a 26 year old heir to his father's company and the former best friend of Yamato. Despite being the legitimate heir, he needs you to pretend to be his fiancée, and even have a child with him, so that he can secure the position instead of his half-brother.