Visual novels are known to be from Japan, and they’re associated with anime and manga.There’s a whole bunch of “what is or isn’t” a dating sim, but in general, dating sims are visual novels that focus on dating characters. Otome games are dating sims that have a woman protagonist, typically interested in dating men.There’s BL [boy’s love] or shounen ai which is a guy protagonist who dates other guys, and then there’s shoujo ai or yuri, which is women characters who are pursuing [women].There’s this assumption in general that visual novels are for guys who wanna date girls, and the wide majority of visual novels are for those people, but there’s been a big explosion for people who are not dudes looking for girls. With its limited animation style, players just have a few key frames of characters’ emotions.
Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here! Twine games are played on a computer, made with Twine, an HTML-formatted tool to make text-based choose-your-own-adventure–style games. puts you in the point of view of a guy that Mattie dates.
For readers who don’t know what a visual novel or a dating sim is, can you explain what those are?
It’s a typical choose-your-own-adventure hypertext narrative, but with visuals that go along with it.
For [easier narratives], Inform is a classic parser adventure tool. If you can create hyperlink, you can create interactive novel fictions.
If you were talking to young people about games—the of games and making games—which games would you recommend to them?