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Novel Ware games

Group Description

Created by System Sacom, the denominator Novel Ware was applied to adventure games unrelated to each other in plot and setting, but displaying a common tendency to include large amounts of written text, attempting to re-create the atmosphere of a novel in a Japanese-style adventure format. The series debuted with DOME (1988). Reliance on a continuous narrative, introduction of plot-affecting choices, and reduction of interaction in some of these games heralded the birth of the visual novel genre.

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Yami no Ketsuzoku
The title screen comes in different varieties. This is one of them...
Screenshot from Chátty