Just be sure to tag it with #Dating Simonth so everyone else can see it!

If you don’t know what to play, check out the suggestions I gave the first time I ran the dating sim Community Game-Along, or try one of these: on this list after it was finally released officially in English just this past November.

The first Community Game-Along theme of 2016 is the return of an old personal favorite, dating sims!

Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.

Collected here are dating sims with the courage - and moreover the - to shatter all barriers with the power of pure love (and raging hormones).

Whether or not you believe dating sims are purely for pervs, you cannot deny the incredible, atypical affairs of the heart on display in these games. Supports the love between: Keiji Inafune's niece and some theme park employees So you're going along, reading the description for Sweet Fuse, and everything seems to be on the up and up. Sadly - perhaps, even, tragically - because you are Keiji Inafune's makebelieve niece you can't date the man himself.

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.

The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.

You can go through the list of females in your neighbourhood to browse through their pictures.

While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.

The technical definition of a dating simulation game, known as a romantic simulation game in Japan, can involve several technical elements such as a time limit, several statistics such as looks and charm which can be boosted through exercise, or an "attraction meter" which can increase or decrease depending on one's decisions.

There's no shortage of simple, absurdist dating sims revolving around meme-status celebrities, including Nicolas Cage, Adam Sandler, and John Cena, to name a few. Its scenario is no less bizarre, featuring the buff, tough Jaeger pilots and quirky scientists of , you play as the most sensible character choice from the film: Hannibal Chau, the impossibly eccentric black market organ dealer brought to life by the one and only Ron Perlman. shines with a clear application of effort on the creator's part.

Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.

That means whether you want to play , it counts for the Game-Along!