Each game boosts some percentage of the player's clique points (for example, smarts points to get into the nerds clique and athletic points to get into the jocks clique).
Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind.
Compared to similar games on the app stores, this one has extremely good localization and copy-editing.
Sloppy localization can often let dating sim fans down.
While BL game DRAMAtical Murder flourished in popularity on Tumblr, licensing problems means nobody has taken advantage of the audience. In general, comics made by gay men for gay men have completely different aesthetics and conventions than Boys’ Love for women, as can be seen in Fantagraphic's fantastically informative collection Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It. attempts to balance both audiences’ tastes in an intriguing way. you play as amnesic Haru, who is an exclusive top to his partners, whereas traditionally in BL games you'd be playing as a bottom.
This creates a very different relationship dynamic, since you are inside Haru's head and are the active pursuer, rather than the pursued.
It's such a pity, because I think a game of that caliber would have been perfect to link to people asking me for good examples of dating sims. : THE NIFLHEIM is currently available for free download with in-app purchases fori OS and Android.
Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.
It was developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by Konami.
It is comparable in certain aspects and arguably inspired by Konami's Tokimeki Memorial series, but has no direct connection with the series.
NTY also features a cast of targets with a much wider range of body types than found in typical BL games, with some of the men well past middle age and even body-hair toggle options for different preferences.
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.
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.