H Games: The Erotic video game from Japan
H-games (or more appropriately one can call as eroge. It is an abbreviation of the erotic game) are Video Games with sex or heavy Fan Service in them.
Eroge, also known as erotic games.
Eroge is a Japanese genre of the erotic video game. In 1982, Japan’s Koei, founded by a couple (a husband-and-wife team) Yoichi and Keiko Erikawa (and later known for strategy video games), released the preeminent erotic PC game with sexually explicit graphics, Night Life, an early graphic adventurous game for the NEC PC-8801. In the same year, Koei released a new erotic title, Danchi Tsuma no Yuwaku (Seduction of the Condominium Wife), a role-playing adventure game with color graphics, owing to the eight-color palette of the NEC PC-8001 PC. It became a hot topic, which helped.
Koei: A Software Company
Koei became a major software company. Like Koei, some of Japan’s now more popular companies, such as Enix, Square, and Nihon Falcom, had also introduced adult-minded PC-8801 computer games in the early 1980s before they became commonplace. The first time we often had simple stories and extreme sexual content, such as rape and colon. In some provocative games, the erotic content is thoughtfully embedded in a thought-provoking and mature storyline, though some often use it as an excuse for pornography. In response to increasing pressure from Japanese tourist groups, in mid-1996, the Japanese Sega announced that it would no longer allow Sega Saturn games to feature nudity.
In 1999, Key released the Canon. Unfortunately, it contains seven short episodes that are unpopular with stories about the size of a long novel (an annual version was also released later). Nevertheless, Kanan has sold over 300,000 copies.
On the other hand, some writers, such as Naoki Miyamoto, consider Yakyūken (1981) computer-generated Sharp MZ by Hudson Soft as the first Japanese adult drama.
Eroge in all genres
While there are some examples of eroge in almost all genres, the most common forms are Dating Sim (especially in early models of that genre) and Visual Novel (most popular in recent years). And typically, 3-D simulators like Artificial Girl, which altogether remove the structure and leave only the bare minimum of Dating Sim objects in favor of a lot of Jiggle Physics.
While the term “H-game,” which translates as “twisting game,” may suggest otherwise, provocative content is sometimes as important as the same content in the R-rated film. Most games tend to have a single-sex scene at the end after hours of play, and in large numbers, sex scenes can be disabled by menu options. As a result, many are re-released by cutting content used to reach a wider audience. There is a considerable crossover between Visual Novel and Porn and Plot due to the very straightforward nature of the Novel Watch.
Types of H Games
In general, the protagonist will be one of six broad character types, and only rarely, if ever, generic and faceless. Those six types are, in order from the most respectable and moral to the least:
- Nice Guy
- Troubled but Cute.
- Type A – similar to the Nice Guy, but flawed in some capacity. Generally fairly well-liked and can be used in a reasonably light story.
- Type B – closer to the Jerk with a Heart of Gold, often used in a darker story. Depending on the ending you get, he will either darken into a type 4 or overcome his flaws and become a type 1.
- Handsome Lech
- Type A – generally has a good amount of sex, but sex is portrayed in a positive light.
- Type B – Closer to type 4, but the story’s tone is light enough to keep him from being portrayed too negatively.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold – Somewhat unlikeable, will be the protagonist in darker works.
- Jerkass – Very unlikable but has enough morals to keep him from becoming a full-blown monster. Sometimes matures into a Type 3 or 4 throughout the story. Rarely will he become a full-blown Type 1.
- Complete Monster – Evil in every sense of the word. Either a Villain Protagonist or not human and subject to Blue and Orange Morality. In either case, utterly devoid of morals.
- For a more detailed examination, see H-Game POV Character
- These games popularized, primarily through Visual Novel works, the Netorare Genre.
Anything by 62studio, such as Lust Grimm (and its related games), Succubus in Puttel, and Succubus in Wonderland
- 7 Sins (Simulation game made by the French company Monte Cristo. Best described as The Sims, but naughtier.)
- Anything by Asgar Knights, such as the ROBF series.
- After I Met That Catgirl, My Guestlist Got Too Long
- Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka
- The Battle Goddess series
- Kamidori Alchemy Meister
- Everlasting Summer
- Fate/stay night
- Fate/hollow ataraxia – More so than Fate/stay the night, where the sex serves a purpose, as opposed to it being there just for the sake of being there.
- Figures Of Happiness
- Meritocracy Of The Oni And Blade
- MGM, particularly the DX version.
- Millennium War Aigis
- Miss Peach World (pornographic clone of Color Dreams’ Menace Beach)
- Monster Girl Island
- Monster Girl Quest!
- o Monster Girl Quest! Paradox RPG (the sequel, set in an alternate universe)
- Monster Mind
- Morenatsu – A kimono boy who loves visual novels.
- My Girlfriend Is the President
- Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto
- Nine Series
- Ouroboros (Sierra Lee’s indie RPG, not the prototype version of Edmund McMillan’s The End is Nigh)
- Parade Buster
- Phantom Thief Silver Cat
- Princess & Conquest
- Princess Evangile
- Princess Lover! (adapted into a 12 episode ecchi series, later followed by a 2-part H-OVA).
- Words Worth (H-RPG by Elf Corporation, which was later adapted into a 5-part OVA, by Media Blasters)
- Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro Na
- Yosuga no Sora
- Yumina The Ethereal