Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.
This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.
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Otome games have strong links with shōjo manga, with popular titles often spawning a manga series (e.g.
In the visual novel examples of the genre, the player proceeds in the story by selecting dialogue or action choices which affect their relationships in a decision tree format.
In simulation otome games, there is also other gameplay which affects the plot, either by playing minigames or by raising stats.
The player has a choice of responses, and a correct answer will raise your standing with that character.
One feature that has become common in otome games is "full voice", which is to have voice acting throughout the entire game.