is a story-based video game that is targeted towards women.
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 characters.
Traditionally, the goal of these games is to have the desired partner fall in love and have a relationship with the player character, but the requirements for gaining a "good end" differ from game to game.
While the plots of otome games differ greatly, there is usually a single female main character, and several good-looking males of varying "types".
In Your Arms Tonight - You married your dream guy but then he completely ignored you, turning cold and even having an affair.
Can you win him back, or find a new love of your own?
The main character often has several parameters, such as looks, style, intelligence, talent, etc., that can be raised through various activities in normal gameplay.
My Sweet Bodyguard - You're a politician's secret daughter, so you need a cute bodyguard assigned to protect you.
Available for GREE on Android and i Phone as well as a slightly different non-GREE version for Iphone. In Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, a young woman by the name of Chizuru comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, and soon encounters danger and the Shinsengumi in quick succession.
Since then there have been a small handful of releases increasing each year, including Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP and 3DS.
The genre has many style elements in common with shōjo and josei manga,, and sometimes there are Boys' Love elements in otome games, but the two genres are usually kept separate.