Cute dating simulation
The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.
For Women’s History Month, Manga Gamer interviewed women game creators and localizers, and one of them was No, Thank You!!! Most of her experience is of drawing women, and NTY was her first venture into the BL genre.This creates a very different relationship dynamic, since you are inside Haru's head and are the active pursuer, rather than the pursued.NTY also features a cast of targets with a much wider range of body types than found in typical BL games, with some of the men well past middle age and even body-hair toggle options for different preferences.Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.In Japan, dating sim characters are referred to as “capturable” -- whether that means you capture their hearts or their bodies depends on the game.There's even a talking skeleton adorned with roses who will chat with you on occasion and give you romantic advice.
Compared to similar games on the app stores, this one has extremely good localization and copy-editing.
You play as Chizuru, who disguises herself as a man to travel to the capital of Kyoto in search of her missing father.
She accidentally gets tangled up with the local police, the Shinsengumi, and the story evolves from there. It's a samurai history lesson with a Twilight twist.
But I can’t recommend the i OS/Android port of the game, because of its atrocious, machine-like translation.
It's such a pity, because I think a game of that caliber would have been perfect to link to people asking me for good examples of dating sims. : THE NIFLHEIM is currently available for free download with in-app purchases fori OS and Android.
Lots of players get turned onto these aspects from story and character-driven Bio Ware games like Dragon Age, and if you’re a fan of those, I have a few recommendations to help welcome you into the otome genre.