Japanese dating games for girls
“I consulted with other women about whether I could get away with a more masculine approach instead of a sparkly-clean, romanticized one.” If No, Thank You!!!isn’t your style, then consider Coming Out On Top, an 18 gay dating sim made in Ren’Py.
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.
Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.
In Japan, dating sim characters are referred to as “capturable” -- whether that means you capture their hearts or their bodies depends on the game.
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.