From famous Japanese titles like Amnesia to Korea's incredibly popular Mystic Messenger, and free fan-made games like Re: Alistair - dating simulators are here to stay!If you have never played a dating simulator before, here are the basics.Each morning you decide Daisuke's schedule for the day from a number of choices, and these choices determine what stats he raises if he earns money, and how is romance goes with girls.It's a very choice-driven game, and what you decide to do will definitely change the outcome!Not only have Japanese games been translated into English and other languages, but other countries have started making their own games as well.These games have found a lot of success on outlets like Steam, or in the mobile market.
And the second, of course, is to find a girlfriend!
It came out in 1995, showing just how long dating simulators have been around!
In True Love ~Jun'ai Monogatari~, you take the role of Daisuke, a 19-year old Japanese boy who is just beginning to live on his own.
Typically this is done through conversations where you choose which options to say, as well as elements like gift-giving and dates.
Many dating simulators also give you a chance to level up stats like charm or physique to help you win over your crush.