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Sloppy localization can often let dating sim fans down.
For Women’s History Month, Manga Gamer interviewed women game creators and localizers, and one of them was No, Thank You!!! Most of her experience is of drawing women, and NTY was her first venture into the BL genre.
While it was initially influenced by Japanese BL games, it covers more Western sensibilities. is currently available on PC only from Manga Gamer directly (though I’m told it can work on Mac via a Windows virtual machine). Korean company Cheritz has been releasing their Japanese-style dating sim games into English for a couple of years now, and recently got those games onto Steam through Greenlight.
Their latest, Nameless, is quite beautiful and differs from their last entry, Dandelion, in that it does not contain stats and instead is a straight up visual novel.
Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.
But the game genre has languished over the past decade.
“I consulted with other women about whether I could get away with a more masculine approach instead of a sparkly-clean, romanticized one.” If No, Thank You!!!