Interactive erotic dating games
is a story-based video game that is targeted towards the female market.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.Cosmo's i Phone app is exactly what it sounds like. The game gets racier as you progress until you finally arrive in bed. have their origins in the early 1980s, when Japanese companies introduced their own brands of microcomputer to compete with those of the United States.
At some point in time, the series title was changed from "Choose Your Own Adventure Interactive Erotica," presumably due to trademark issues.
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.
In 2002, Konami released its very successful Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, which brought many new fans to the still-new genre.
Competing systems included the Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-7, MSX, and NEC PC-8801.
NEC was behind its competitors in terms of hardware (with only 16 colors and no sound support) and needed a way to regain control of the market. The first commercial erotic computer game, Night Life, was released by Koei in 1982.