Dating rpg game
Sexually explicit dating sims may fall into the category of H Game or Eroge.
Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.
We've been seeing stronger interest in PC gaming lately, and we have the rise of Steam to thank for this.
The PC is an open platform with tons of great development tools, making it ideal for small indie developers to target.
This gives the games more replay value, since the player can focus on a different girl each time, trying to get a different ending.
Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial often revolve almost entirely around relationship-building, usually featuring complex character interactions and branching dialogue trees, and often presenting the player's possible responses word-for-word as the player character would say them.