To begin, select a new game and follow the directions on the screen. You may select the text speed, audio output, and menu color. You must then name the four main characters of the game, your dog, your favorite homemade food, and your favorite thing. You may choose the default names by selecting "Don't Care" at the bottom of the screen. The following table shows all possible choices that are generated by the game.
For the purposes of this guide, we will refer to each person and object by their first default name (highlighted in light gray in the table above). The naming menu is shown below, as well as the outcome if you choose the default names.