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Otome is a dating simulation game that is essentially a modern romance novel targeted towards women. Simulation games became popular in Japan in the 80’s but the first one targeted towards women, called Angelique, was released in 1994 for Super Nintendo. The success of Angelique made it obvious to the industry that games for women should focus on romance.
Today, otome games are a normal part of Japanese culture. Seeker spoke to Lena, Area Manager for the Japanese gaming company Cybird, who explained that they try to make the romance in their games feel as real as possible.
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