In recent years, there have been many Role Playing Games that incorporate dating sim elements.
These dating sim elements are often referred to as Romance Sidequests in the RPG genre.
This leads to Multiple Endings, though some Dating Sims make it possible to see several of these "endings" in a single playthrough.
Some Sim Date games have been made into Harem anime, though the result is usually nothing special due to the removal of sex and the fact that the narrative can no longer focus on any single character.
Then, someone showed me Usaya's [Free], and suddenly, I need a whole new scale for measuring weirdness.
Combining Japan's love of horse-racing, idol groups stacked with cute girls, and social RPGs is certainly one way to bring together seemingly disparate interests in a game.
As the doors open, welcoming you to your first year at an elite Art College, you wonder..the pieces you create here have the ability to amaze?The first gay dating sim/visual novel from Obscurasoft, Coming Out on Top follows college student Mark Matthews as he busts out of the closet and engages in all manner of adventure, all the while meeting a multitude of hot guys.Whether he does the right thing, wrong thing, stupid thing, or funny thing is up to you.Numerous free anime dating simulation games litter the Internet.Although some require a download, you can play most of them directly from your browser.