It's also common to find doujinshi featuring popular characters from otome games.
Other common elements in otome games are the importance of voice acting, CG stills, and a small epilogue or set scene at the end of the game when a character is successfully finished.
Traditionally, the goal of these games is to have the desired partner fall in love and have a relationship with the player character, but the requirements for gaining a "good end" differ from game to game.
The genre has many style elements in common with shōjo and josei manga,, and sometimes there are Boys' Love elements in otome games, but the two genres are usually kept separate.
Otome games that are released on console and handheld platforms contain no pornographic content, as companies such as Sony and Nintendo do not allow it.
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is a story-based video game that is targeted towards females.
The game is said to be inspired by Hatoful Boyfriend, Pony Island, and Undertale.
Purrfect Date is being developed by two people: Bossa Studios’ content producer and Bae Team co-founder Oliver Hindle, and his girlfriend and other Bae Team co-founder Ruby-Mae Roberts. all of these things became the ingredients that went into making Purrfect Date," said Roberts.
There is also often a pure dating aspect of gameplay in simulations.
This involves asking or being asked on dates by the love interest, doing an activity with them, and responding to their questions or comments.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male or female characters.