Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind.They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.But the game genre has languished over the past decade.One night, her dolls suddenly come to life as a group of fully-sized hot men.It sounds ridiculous, and she reacts to the situation as pretty much anyone would.
This can be off-putting to some friends, so I usually warn them ahead -- you can always first check out the game’s demo to see if it’s right for you.
While it was initially influenced by Japanese BL games, it covers more Western sensibilities. is currently available on PC only from Manga Gamer directly (though I’m told it can work on Mac via a Windows virtual machine). Korean company Cheritz has been releasing their Japanese-style dating sim games into English for a couple of years now, and recently got those games onto Steam through Greenlight.
Their latest, Nameless, is quite beautiful and differs from their last entry, Dandelion, in that it does not contain stats and instead is a straight up visual novel.
The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.
The game has a bold art style with intense flourishes, and while you play as a Shadow Every-Girl, all your your potential partners range from bratty kings to zombies to ghosts.