Novel Ware games
Group DescriptionCreated 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.
Screenshot from Chátty
Screenshot from Yami no Ketsuzoku
Screenshot from Soft de Hard na Monogatari
Screenshot from Yami no Ketsuzoku: Kanketsu-hen
Screenshot from Soft de Hard na Monogatari 2