In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.
Namco High was a freemium browser-based dating sim featuring characters from Namco Bandai's video game franchises. Playing as the Cousin to the Prince from the Katamari series, the player was able to date other Namco Bandai characters.
Six characters were available to date for free, while another twelve were purchasable premium content.
A free demo version of Hatoful made with the Famous Writer engine was released later that year, followed by a full commercial version released on 30 October 2011 at COMITIA 98, and an English version released in February 2012.
An international remake by developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital, dubbed Hatoful Boyfriend HD in Japan, was released on 4 September 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux and for Play Station 4 and Play Station Vita on 21 July 2015 in North America, and on 22 July 2015 in Europe, respectively. Hatoful Boyfriend received generally positive reception; reviewers praised the game's replay value as well as its writing and characterization, while repetitive gameplay and the accessibility of the game's Bad Boys Love mode received a more mixed response.
All twelve, including the three Homestuck characters; Terezi Pyrope, Jane Crocker, and Davesprite, were obtainable via the Deluxe Pak.