Instead, Webkare will display a short cartoon clip if you click on the boy you like (some of the clips include voice samples such as “What’s up?
”, “Do you always stay in the class room until dark? ” etc.), driving the love story forward step by step.
Currently usage is free, with display ads and affiliate links as main sources of revenue.
Originally, the stories were meant to just feature a single main story, but due to overwhelming demand from fans, many of the games now have an epilogue and a sequel for each character that costs an extra £1.59 per pop.
Otome apps are interactive 2D animated games on i OS and Android aimed at women in their 20s and 30s.
The user plays the protagonist in chick flick/ soap opera-type premise and can pick from one of five male characters, each of whom comes with a different personality, agenda and storyline.
There are profiles (including the “Propeta” feature that lets you decorate your profile with small branded icons, similar to the Hot Lists used in Hot Or Not profiles), a direct messaging system, a discussion board and a Twitter-like microblogging function.
But the social aspect is actually quite distinctive, as members need to befriend each other and collaborate.
During the game, the user can choose how the protagonist responds, which affects the outcome of the game."We began distributing our first dating sim title 'My lover is the No.1 Host' in December 2006.