In fact, the term "dating sim" isn't even really correct, as it only encompasses romance games that have simulation elements (usually meters for stats that you have to raise to get the girl/guy you're pursuing).The Japanese term ren'ai, meaning romance, is generally used to refer to any games that focus on the romantic pursuit of one of usually a number of selectable men or women, but since "dating sim" is more the well-known term in English, I'll be using it for the purposes of this event to refer to any game with romance elements, be it simulation, visual novel, or otherwise.According to Yano, the dating-sim market is set to see further growth in 2010.Unfortunately, we don’t know whether or not Yano accounted for , which refers to fan-made or “indie” products spanning across manga, videogames and other products.Well, dating sims – and games containing elements of them – are a bit like that, even though they’re non-sexual.Of course, it’s somewhat different, too – after all, you as player are considering a lifelong love partner for your protagonist, in whom you’ve already invested a lot of gameplay hours, as opposed to being a passive observer at a buffet of often-clichéd sexual fantasies.You try to get a girl to have a date on Valentine's Day.To win someone over, you will have to make all the right choices and probably face a few other challenges along the way.
It should also go without saying that romance games aimed at anyone are fair game, be they catering to a predominately male audience (bishōjo) or female (otome).
It's easy to participate in the February Dating Sim Game-Along all you have to do is play and write about dating sims in some form, be it on your blog, Twitter, or elsewhere!
If you're using Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram (or some other newfangled social media that also uses hashtags), please use #Dating Si Month so that I can keep track of your submissions and include them in my weekly compilation posts.
The one wears white clothes are trying to change her high-heel shoe while the other girl looks like waiting someone else.
You need to talk with them and see if you have the chance of dating one of them.