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 Yami no Ketsuzoku
Screenshot from Yami no Ketsuzoku: Kanketsu-hen
Screenshot from DOME
Screenshot from Yami no Ketsuzoku Special
Screenshot from Soft de Hard na Monogatari 2