An otome game (乙女ゲーム otome gēmu, literally “maiden game”) 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 occasionally female characters.
Otomes have become incredibly popular in the last few years and there is an increase in getting them localised world-wide. There is a huge demand for them around the world, not just in Japan, where they originated.
There are many Video Game Companies that revolve around creating these games, some more known than others. Here are some of the well-known companies.