Being student council president at an elite girls school isn't easy

Take one part roleplaying game, one part dating sim, and one part mystery-solving, set it in a traditional elite girls' school, and you'll have Hanako Games' Black Closet, a slightly rough but engaging twist on more than one genre. Read the rest

Six Japanese Dating Sims to Fall In Love With

Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind. They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.

Dating Sims Get Real

The Escapist's Leigh Alexander interviews Anna Anthropy, author of a dating sim that breaks out of the "nerd harem fantasy" conventions of the genre. Read the rest