The "otherwise" is important here, too, since there many games such as the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series that incorporate romance.
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).
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.
Demon's from hell comes to collect demons from girls that have shut in their emotions and he is the only one to help the demon by making those girls fall in love with him. This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very bubbly-cute—demon hunter named Elsie to materialize!
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Steam on the other hand, has made digital distribution cost-effective, efficient, and accessible to a massive audience.Hopefully, there will be a wide selection of English otome games in the future.Put simply, otome game literally means “maiden game”.Video game magazines that I read regularly would cover Japanese imports and niche titles, but dating sims were merely a curiosity and nothing more. The games industry has grown exponentially and modern gamers are interested in titles beyond the scope of the action, shooting and role-playing genres.We've been seeing stronger interest in PC gaming lately, and we have the rise of Steam to thank for this.
However, we will make sure to include them in our special mention list, so look forward to that.