Otome games follow a strict formula: The player is a heterosexual woman being courted by a host of attractive, young men.There are usually a few archetypes to choose from, including the bad boy, the smart one, the cute (young boy), the reserved and mysterious type.by Marcus Estrada [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he successfully Kickstarter-funded Coming Out On Top finally arrived and has already proven a hit with players!Even many who were not previously interested in visual novels and dating sims have suddenly found themselves as genre fans thanks to Obscurasoft’s standout title.Recently the game has also made the rounds between many popular gaming websites – introducing it to an even larger audience who didn’t Kickstart the project.
Otome games are specifically designed for multiple playthroughs, encouraging the player to experience every potential lovers storyline before finally revealing the true ending that ties them all together.
This is the question so many have taken to asking and immediately jump to some unfortunate, but grounded assumptions.
Some believe that many homophobic, or at the very least incredibly ignorant, gamers will downvote the game heavily.
Since then, the genre has garnered surprising success worldwide, attracting the attention of more than 22 million women last year.
Thats a large number, especially considering how obscure and outlandish the otome games content tends to be.