If love can bloom on the battlefield, then by God, it can bloom anywhere it damn well pleases.Regardless of race, creed, species, plane of existence, or definition of "alive," your perfect match is waiting for you somewhere in the great cosmos.Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind.They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.And when it comes to, shall we say, couples, no one tops the open-minded pairings found in dating sims.Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.
But it was also always about how to be whoever you are, and that includes if you are queer or exploring or unsure."During playtesting, she took the LGBTQ-friendly game to a queer-positive drop-in centre, and they all wanted to know why you could only play as a girl.The game is "a heart-felt blend of bomb-defusing action and death-defying romance" with puzzles to solve and people to date, all very typical of the genre. In his stead, Sweet Fuse has a stable of hunky dudes to fill the game designer's shoes, including fighting game champ Kouta Meoshi and Ryuusei Mitarashi, male gigolo.Then you hit this line, "Saki Inafune, niece to legendary game developer Keiji Inafune, cant wait to visit her uncles new theme park." Wait, hold on, hold the phone, is this Mega-Man-and-Resident-Evil Keiji Inafune? Bomb defusing-antics are what await as you travel the park searching for your uncle and trying to rescue the other captured attendants.The rights of LGBTQ students are still being fought for across the country, whether it's push back against Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in Ontario and Saskatchewan or a Catholic Bishop in Calgary calling a transgender student rights bill "totalitarian."But these high-level battles are being fought among grown-ups.In classrooms and hallways, the efforts are more about simply normalizing each students' experience with their sexuality and gender identity, which is where the Toronto-made dating sim video game "Long Story" comes in.