Make dating sims game
To prove this, I will explore the evolution of several types of dating sim games, the general audience’s perception of these games, and its influence on LGBT game developers.As a quick disclaimer, I personally only have experience with casual games or problematic variations in the genre.It focused on a stat-raising and time management gameplay, where every player decision counts towards the confession scene at the end of the school year.There was also a notable “bomb” feature, where if certain girls don’t receive enough attention for a period of time, they will grow jealous spread bad rumors about the player character, ultimately decreasing affection points from all characters.The main character is a candidate who must properly manage the lands she’s given with the help of Guardians.While the Guardians are potential love interests that the player can bond with on the side, choosing a partner forfeits the candidacy and result in a different ending to the game.
This popular structure of dating sims in the East also influenced other types of games to include romance elements into their gameplay.
In 1996, Harvest Moon was released as a farming simulation game with dating sim elements.
Players mainly focus on restoring and maintaining a farm passed down by the main character’s grandfather.
It was a technologically impressive attempt to gamify a fictional character’s love into several fetch quests. The intended audience was incredibly different: young adult men.
As a result, there were pornographic elements and the game followed the modern “anime”-styled art and narrative structure of its adult counterparts that were also popular during the time.