Otome games can be played on your PC, your PS2, your DS, your cellphone, or more.
Most of these games exist in Japan, but there are some available in English as well. The Videos blog covers the dramatic opening sequences from games (usually Japanese). On the Fans page we link to other sites and blogs talking about otome games, so you can find reviews of the games you're interested in.
isn’t your style, then consider Coming Out On Top, an 18 gay dating sim made in Ren’Py.
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.
The game has a bold art style with intense flourishes, and while you play as a Shadow Every-Girl, all your your potential partners range from bratty kings to zombies to ghosts.
There's even a talking skeleton adorned with roses who will chat with you on occasion and give you romantic advice.
Princesses, ninjas, wizards, ballerinas, sports stars - otome heroines can be anything.While BL game DRAMAtical Murder flourished in popularity on Tumblr, licensing problems means nobody has taken advantage of the audience. In general, comics made by gay men for gay men have completely different aesthetics and conventions than Boys’ Love for women, as can be seen in Fantagraphic's fantastically informative collection Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It. attempts to balance both audiences’ tastes in an intriguing way. you play as amnesic Haru, who is an exclusive top to his partners, whereas traditionally in BL games you'd be playing as a bottom.This creates a very different relationship dynamic, since you are inside Haru's head and are the active pursuer, rather than the pursued.She accidentally gets tangled up with the local police, the Shinsengumi, and the story evolves from there. It's a samurai history lesson with a Twilight twist.The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.
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.