Game Groups > Novel Ware games

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.

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