Sex dating simulation games
Games aimed at a homosexual male audience may be referred to as bara.The eroge company Nitro has a division that produces exclusively BL games, known as Nitro CHi RAL.Some eroge, such as those made by Illusion Soft, are just simulations of sex, with no "conventional" gameplay included.Boys' Love (BL) games (also known as yaoi games) usually refers to eroge oriented around male homosexual couples for the female market.Eroge gameplay is often in the style of a visual novel or dating sim.However, there are also many other gameplay genres represented within eroge, such as role-playing games, mahjong games, or puzzle games.Very few BL games have been officially translated into English.In 2006, JAST USA announced they would be releasing Enzai as Enzai: Falsely Accused, the first license of a BL game in English translation.
Usually the sexual content is presented as a reward for the player's successful fulfillment of certain tasks.
They have produced the BL games Sweet Pool, Lamento: Beyond the Void, Togainu no Chi and Dramatical Murder, each one of the last two have been given a manga and an anime adaptation.
A 2006 breakdown of the Japanese commercial BL market estimated it grosses approximately 12 billion yen annually, with video games generating 160 million yen per month.
Competing systems included the Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-7, MSX, and NEC PC-8801.
NEC was behind its competitors in terms of hardware (with only 16 colors and no sound support) and needed a way to regain control of the market. The first commercial erotic computer game, Night Life, was released by Koei in 1982.
Erotic games made the PC-8801 popular, but customers quickly became tired of paying 8800 yen ($85) for such simple games.