Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.KS actually started on internet image boards, as images of girls with disabilities from the character designer of Valkyria Chronicles. There is graphic sexual content in this game, so it certainly isn’t for children.The game was developed by various members of the internet community. This deviantart-based gamemaker has made a handful of Flash-based games, all loosely related to each other and with very similar art styles.Since then there have been a small handful of releases increasing each year, including Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP and 3DS.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.Mc Kenzie & Co (1995) from American Laser Games and Girl's Club (1992) from Philips Interactive were simulation games for girls developed and released in the US in the past.The first Japanese otome game to be officially translated and sold in English was the visual novel Yo-Jin-Bo in 2006 for the PC.
Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.In 2002, Konami released its very successful Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, which brought many new fans to the still-new genre.(romantic love) games, are a category of videogame that covers several mechanics and demographics.The distinguishing factor of these games is that the primary goal of the game is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the NPCs.