:'( Changelog: 2016-08-24: Thanks to Lost Pause, now I'm popular!
O_o 2016-01-09: Wow, it's alive, who could've though..
Decide who to romance and what the outcome of the game will be. Your choices influence which way the story goes, and finishes with one of fifteen possible endings!
This freedom of choice is done by tapping on the options when they appear in-game. Here is a adorable one that is a mix of science-fiction, horror, romance, and, well, it is part of many different genres. Meet Lily, and on a day when the two of you are having some horribly bad luck; you have both lost your memories!
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.
Anime dating games are great for those who are hopeless romantics or are fans of Japanese manga and anime.
To share your experiences, titles you think others should play, and connect with other participants, use #Dating Si Month on social media.
I’m planning on doing a Chic Pixel-style year in review post in the next week or so highlighting some of my favorite media from 2016, but since this is my first official post of 2017, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has read, commented on, and/or shared my posts over the past year! If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that the Community Game-Along is back for another year full of themed gaming months, starting with the return of #Dating Si Month for the month of January.
Since I’ve done the dating sim Community Game-Along twice now, I’ll refer you to my previous posts for ideas on what titles to play.
If love can bloom on the battlefield, then by God, it can bloom anywhere it damn well pleases.
Regardless of race, creed, species, plane of existence, or definition of "alive," your perfect match is waiting for you somewhere in the great cosmos.
Get ready to move to a place packed with men waiting to romance with you.