Japanese dating sims online games

japanese dating sims online games

As said above in the Introduction, Otome Games (translated Maiden Games) are games for girls. One of the most popular games of this genre is Dating Simulations .

You may already know what a dating sim is. If you do, then you may skip this part. The most common objective of dating sims is to get a date or achieve a romantic realationship between the playing character and another character. Usually you have to choose between several characters as well.
.... Did I explain that correctly? If not, comment with questions if you have some.

For simple Dating Sims, that are free and online, I suggest Pacthesis's (from dA) Dating Sims. She has several awesome games, all made with FLASH. But don't ask for tutorials on FLASH or ask for a certain Dating Sim...
Some Dating Sims she has uploaded online...
On Newgrounds
Anime Sim Date 0.0
Festival Days Sim Date
Idol Days Sim Date
Wonderland Days Sim Date
Kingdom Days Sim Date
Chrono Days Sim Date

and for those who dislike Newgrounds...
On Kongregate
Festival Days Sim Date
Idol Days Sim Date
Wonderland Days Sim Date
Kingdom Days Sim Date
Chrono Days Sim Date

A Free Download Game that I also find amazing is RE: Alstair++ . It's an extremely well-drawn and well written game! The character you play as a video game lover named Merui who gets an item stolen from her in an online game by a guy named Alistair. Soon, they make a bet that if she can find out who he is, he'll give her the item back. You get to choose between three guys, Travis, Shiro, and Derek.

Our dating games for boys give you a chance to prove you are the best player in the game. Choose a dating game below to start seducing the hottest girls in town.

Our dating games for girls put you on course to find your one true love…and then another if he doesn’t work out. Start flirting with the men of your dreams in a dating game below.

Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2 My Sunshine Perfect Date 2 Chrono Days Sim Date Kingdom Days Sim Date Idol Days Sim Dates Wonderland Days Dating Sim Festival Days Sim Date Heavenly Playgirl Dating Sim Purra Academy Dating Sim Naughty Gym Class 7 Dates Dating Sim Naruto Dating Sim Number Days Sim Date Perfect Date Winter Dance Sim Date Lunar Days Sim Date Dynasty Lovers Sim Date Memory Days Sim Date

In these dating sim games it doesn’t matter whether you are a girl or guy. You either get to choose a gender at the start of the game or your gender doesn’t matter in that dating game. Some of the gameplay may be a little different from traditional dating games.

The aim of dating games is to find, date and get with the man or woman that you desire. This involves searching the city to find the people you like and then getting them interested enough to want you.

Although some virtual dating games are different, most dating sim games give you a certain amount of days to get into a relationship. You must use this time to build your stats and grow your relationship with the guys and girls in the city.

To build your relationship you must talk to potential dates, ask them questions (and remember their answers) and give them gifts. You can build their interest further by building stats that they find attractive. These stats are usually intelligence, charm and athleticism, but they will vary from dating game to dating game. Some dating games will even require you to dress in a certain style to get your potential partner to take notice of you.

Title: Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential:
How teenage girls made a nation cool
Authors: Brian Ashcraft with Shoko Ueda
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Kodansha International
Pages: 191

When I first looked at the cover of this book, I thought, Wow, so this is the new Orientalism . The coyly smiling teenage schoolgirl with her bling-covered cell phone has replaced the coyly smiling teenage geisha with her understated yet elegant folding fan. A white guy with a Japanese wife tells us about the strange, mysterious, exotic land that is Japan. What is this world coming to, etc. But looks can be deceiving.

While recognizing the international icon status of the Japanese schoolgirl, the authors do their best to treat the girls not as fetishized cultural signifiers but as actual human beings. Even as they attempt to explain the collective power of the demographic as a symbol, Ashcraft and Ueda devote as much space as possible to giving a voice to the actual girls themselves. They accomplish this by interviewing female creators and performers whenever possible. This book is mainly a cultural history of the “Japanese schoolgirl” trope and is thus told primarily from the perspective of popular media, but I applaud the efforts of the authors to incorporate the actual people involved into this history as much as possible.

The rest of the eight chapters follow this model of history mixed with interviews, trivia, and tons and tons of pictures. The second chapter covers teenage idols (and legitimate rock stars, like the uniform-wearing musicians in the punk group Scandal), and the third chapter handles the depiction of schoolgirls in live-action film, including pornography and slashers like Battle Royale , Machine Girl , and, of course, Kill Bill . Chapters four and five are all about fashion, whether it’s on the street or on the cover of a magazine like egg . The sixth chapter begins the transition from reality into pure fantasy with its overview of the female artists in Murakami Takashi’s art collaborative Kaikai Kiki, with a focus on the schoolgirl-infused pop art of teenage prodigy Koide Akane.

The last two chapters handle girl games and anime, respectively. The final chapter on anime and manga is nothing special, although it admittedly does an admirable job of covering the distance from Rose of Versailles to Sailor Moon to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya . The chapter on “girl game” dating sims (like Air and Clannad ) is pure gold, however, with its extended interview of prolific female graphic designer Itō Noizi incorporated skillfully into the main body of the chapter’s narrative. The authors’ explanation of the moe aesthetic is especially worth reading (as is their aside on otome games).

When I originally created my Dating Sim, I thought I was being original.  I knew about games like The Sims that had dating scenarios in them, and I knew about interactive stories, adventure games, and the “choose your own adventure” books, but I figured that my combining all these elements together was an original concept.

It wasn’t too long after releasing the first version that I discovered I was wrong.  A whole genre of “Dating Sims” had risen and declined in the decade before my game.  My ignorance can be forgiven since all of this happened in Japan, and nowhere else.

Before I go on about the Japanese Dating Sims, I should point out that the Japanese never called them “Dating Sims”.  They have Bishoujo games (beautiful girls),  and Ren’ai (romance) games,  both categories do not necessarily mean “dating” as literally as I took it.

The term caught on, because the Ren’ai games released in the early 90’s like Tokimeki Memorial , True Love 95 , and a bunch more relationship games seems to have “getting a date” as a major objective . These are just some of the ones known here in the US.  In Japan there have been hundreds of these titles.

A well known sub genre of the Dating Sim is “ Eroge ” (Erotic game, aka hentai game , or H-game), and Dating Sims themselves are part of a broader genre known as Visual Novels, which I’ll discuss in a future post.

I do not know what is considered to be the first “dating sim”, the early H-game  Dokyusei (1992) seems as good a candidate as any.  Games with sex and nudity existed before, but it was just straight porn or “strip poker” type games.  Dokyusei actually had plot and a gaming objective before the sex and nudity came into play. Like many early titles, eventually non-H versions would appear on consoles, and even Anime based on the game would be made.

I do know that Tokimeki Memorial is the first real breakout title, released in 1994.  It was an all ages program from the beginning, and its gaming style influence many titles to come. It and numerous sequels, have been released onto many consoles and even on cell phones.  Another breakout was True Love (1995) another “eroge” title.  An MS-DOS version in English was released in the US with nudity intact in 1999.



Six Japanese Dating Sims to Fall In Love With / Offworld

Our dating games for boys give you a chance to prove you are the best player in the game. Choose a dating game below to start seducing the hottest girls in town.

Our dating games for girls put you on course to find your one true love…and then another if he doesn’t work out. Start flirting with the men of your dreams in a dating game below.

Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2 My Sunshine Perfect Date 2 Chrono Days Sim Date Kingdom Days Sim Date Idol Days Sim Dates Wonderland Days Dating Sim Festival Days Sim Date Heavenly Playgirl Dating Sim Purra Academy Dating Sim Naughty Gym Class 7 Dates Dating Sim Naruto Dating Sim Number Days Sim Date Perfect Date Winter Dance Sim Date Lunar Days Sim Date Dynasty Lovers Sim Date Memory Days Sim Date

In these dating sim games it doesn’t matter whether you are a girl or guy. You either get to choose a gender at the start of the game or your gender doesn’t matter in that dating game. Some of the gameplay may be a little different from traditional dating games.

The aim of dating games is to find, date and get with the man or woman that you desire. This involves searching the city to find the people you like and then getting them interested enough to want you.

Although some virtual dating games are different, most dating sim games give you a certain amount of days to get into a relationship. You must use this time to build your stats and grow your relationship with the guys and girls in the city.

To build your relationship you must talk to potential dates, ask them questions (and remember their answers) and give them gifts. You can build their interest further by building stats that they find attractive. These stats are usually intelligence, charm and athleticism, but they will vary from dating game to dating game. Some dating games will even require you to dress in a certain style to get your potential partner to take notice of you.