Dating sim games for the ps2
Today the industry has grown, with most publishers making releases for Windows, including download only files.
Some of the least pornographic and most successful also branching off into the console market.
Particularly notable in this respect are Leaf's To Heart (1997), and Key's Kanon (1999).
Even though their gameplay involved little more than scrolling through text, they became hits largely due to the quality of their writing and characterization.
However, it was unique in that it contained not only adventure-game elements but also a combat system borrowed from tactical combat games such as Tactics Ogre.
Since the late nineties, there has been a trend towards better storytelling in mainstream bishōjo games.
In 2001 Tokimeki Memorial 3 became the first bishojo game to break this trend.
Thus, more than regular games, the main employees required by bishōjo game companies today are not programmers but artists and writers.Faced with the threat of being forcibly censored out of existence by the government, in 1992 the bishōjo game industry formed the Computer Software Rinri Kikō (meaning "Ethics Organization for Computer Software", and often abbreviated EOCS or Sofu-rin), setting industry guidelines for acceptable content and packaging.This organization tamed down the most objectionable content in the "wild west" of the 1980s.Games ported to consoles usually have adult content removed.The industry of bishōjo games is closely related to the industry of anime and Japanese manga.
Prior to 1985, girls were generally drawn either as normally proportioned adults or super deformed children.