Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.
Tools like multiple save slots, quick-save features, and the ability to skip text and rewind help players efficiently pursue every potential partner character and reveal every story path.
It’s like backwards-engineering a narrative database -- and you may be surprised to find how much the story changes when you focus on a different partner each time. Hakuoki is a period piece, taking place in the Bakumatsu period of Japan at the time of civil unrest between the Emperor and the Shogun.
Whether you’re looking for adult fun or something a little more serious in the virtual world, these 5 games are consistently ranked among the top.
The one thing these games have in common is they’re all simulation games, so you can create your own world and explore it as often as you like!
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.
I say "targets" because all the men you end up in relationships with are billed as "straight" and Haru is an overly-energetic, horny puppy who admits he partakes in "sexual harassment" as a work pastime.
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.
The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.