And while their games seem cute, don’t let that fool you: the endings are bittersweet.In Nameless you play as a woman who likes to collect ball-joint dolls, and who recently lost the grandfather she grew up alone with.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.
For example, Alice in Wonderland is a popular theme worldwide and the manga based on the otome game series regularly tops the New York Times Manga Best Sellers list.While it was initially influenced by Japanese BL games, it covers more Western sensibilities. is currently available on PC only from Manga Gamer directly (though I’m told it can work on Mac via a Windows virtual machine). Korean company Cheritz has been releasing their Japanese-style dating sim games into English for a couple of years now, and recently got those games onto Steam through Greenlight.Their latest, Nameless, is quite beautiful and differs from their last entry, Dandelion, in that it does not contain stats and instead is a straight up visual novel.Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.
But the game genre has languished over the past decade.
Part of the problem is that most of the games aren’t just extremely niche, they’re erotic 18 products and as such difficult to market. Last year Manga Gamer, a publisher usually known for its 18-and-older fare aimed at men, announced that they've licensed and are translating two new titles in an attempt to appeal to underserved audiences, mainly women and queer men. , slated to release on Steam, and the other is unique 18 boys love game, No, Thank You!!!