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Otome games have strong links with shōjo manga, with popular titles often spawning a manga series (e.g.
Neo Angelique and Meine Liebe), and popular manga series getting adapted to videogames (such as Nana).
In simulation otome games, there is also other gameplay which affects the plot, either by playing minigames or by raising stats.
The main character often has several parameters, such as looks, style, intelligence, talent, etc., that can be raised through various activities in normal gameplay.
Mc Kenzie & Co (1995) from American Laser Games and Girl's Club (1992) from Philips Interactive were simulation games for girls developed and released in the US in the past.
The first Japanese otome game to be officially translated and sold in English was the visual novel Yo-Jin-Bo in 2006 for the PC.
Gameplay occasionally does not particularly focus on romance, even if there are several characters whose "routes" you can follow.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.
Otome games that are released on console and handheld platforms contain no pornographic content, as companies such as Sony and Nintendo do not allow it.
There are games released on a PC platform which are rated 18 for their sexual content.
This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.
In 2002, Konami released its very successful Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, which brought many new fans to the still-new genre.
Some games were originally released for the PC with pornographic content, and were later toned down and re-released for the PS2.