Dating sims

03 May

Bishōjo games are similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books in the way of narrative, in which the game tells a story but the player may make choices to change how the story flows. Bishōjo games began to appear in Japan in the beginning days of personal computers.The first bishōjo game commercialized in Japan appeared in 1982 as Night Life by Koei.Games ported to consoles usually have adult content removed.The industry of bishōjo games is closely related to the industry of anime and Japanese manga.These came to national attention in Japan in 1986 with the release by d B-soft of 177, a game where the player takes the role of a rapist.

More recently the Play Station 2 has been the console of choice with a growing number of games for the Play Station Portable and Nintendo DS handhelds.Throughout the nineties, bishōjo games underwent an evolution from being one of the most technologically demanding types of games (because their detailed 2D graphics required a large amount of storage space by the standards of early computers) to one of the least (they rarely use 3D graphics).Thus, more than regular games, the main employees required by bishōjo game companies today are not programmers but artists and writers.Today the industry has grown, with most publishers making releases for Windows, including download only files.Some of the least pornographic and most successful also branching off into the console market.