Anyone notice the rise of Dating Sims/Visual novels on steam? There’s too many for me to count, and i’m guessing the reason why this is, is due to the low cost of making one. Although there are many games in this genre out there, there is one thing that has not been accomplished, at least not in any game on steam…3D character models!
This screenshot is from the 3ds/ds title Love Plus, and as Far as I know, this is the only dating sim/visual novel that makes use of 3d character models.
Why would this be a good idea?
.Production costs would still be relatively low.
.Characters could look really good without a major hit to performance.
.The use of 3d models would make the game more interactive and immersive.
.3D models would also allow for a more in depth character customization system.
.In a market full of only 2d games in this genre, this game would stand out to the community, bringing in many customers based on the idea alone.
.A game like this can be presented in episodes (Chapters), so you can see how many people are interested in the idea, without having to finish the entire game, and also get some invest back a.s.a.p.