It is quite literally the motherland of otome games.
However, I also saw that most of the games Stellaworth had to offer were for the Play Station consoles and only available in Japanese.
Even a pigeon dating sim that actually “constantly sold out…
wherever it became available for purchase” in CD-ROM form. Lone Deviant Art creators, like Pacthesis, can singlehandedly create their own series of flash games, or teams can come together and get voice-acted pieces like SEDUCE ME THE OTOME on Steam.
These games are usually in visual-novel format with certain mini-game elements.The game itself is pretty standard: there are five different people to pursue, with good, normal, and bad endings for each route.In order to understand why this game stands out among many, we have to look at the dating sims already out there, and their downsides.Here’s a hint, though: MYSTIC MESSENGER capitalizes on its platform better than its competitors. If the names of the above categories weren’t enough of a hint, here it is: Japan is the center of all things dating sim.The genre is incredibly popular since it markets a fantasy that most people won’t experience in real life.There aren’t that many English-translated Japanese-made dating sims.Sure, popular English-translated game series like HARVEST MOON or FIRE EMBLEM may have dating and marriage elements to them, but their gameplay isn’t centered around pursuing a romantic relationship.As long as players don’t mind a little unprofessional art or rudimentary voice acting, indie games are definitely the way to go on a budget.Anyone up for playing the plethora of app sims out there needs one of two things: money or patience.All of Pacthesis’ games are free to play on Deviant Art or Newgrounds, and SEDUCE ME is available for free on Steam.The downside is that there is a limit to what indie artists and game developers can do in terms of game design and quality.