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An otome game ( 乙女ゲーム , otome gēmu , literally "maiden game") is a story-based video game that is targeted towards females. 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 or female 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.
McKenzie & Co (1995) from American Laser Games and Girl's Club (1992) from Philips Interactive were simulation games for girls developed and released in the US in the past. The first Japanese otome game to be officially translated and sold in English was the visual novel Yo-Jin-Bo in 2006 for the PC. Since then there have been a small handful of releases increasing each year, including Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP and 3DS.
The genre has many style elements in common with shōjo and josei manga,  and plotwise they are often similar to harem manga. There are also games targeted towards women that are focused on romance between men, called boys' love games ( ボーイズラブゲーム , bōizu rabu gēmu ) , and sometimes there are Boys' Love elements in otome games, but the two genres are usually kept separate.