Dating computer games
Soon, new genres were invented: ASCII's Chaos Angels, a role-playing-based eroge, inspired Dragon Knight by Elf and Rance by Alice Soft.
In the early 1990s eroge games became much more common.
As the Visual Novel standard was adopted, the erotic parts in eroge began to become less and less apparent.
Many eroge become more story-oriented than sex-oriented, making story as the main focus for many modern eroge.
This most often occurs as hentai scenes of the player character having a sexual encounter with other characters.
Usually the sexual content is presented as a reward for the player's successful fulfillment of certain tasks.
Eroge was much less common on consoles - only NEC's PC Engine series had officially licensed adult games, and from the mid-90s, Sega's Saturn.
Both Nintendo and Sony disallowed adult video games on their consoles.
Erotic games made the PC-8801 popular, but customers quickly became tired of paying 8800 yen () for such simple games.
Very few BL games have been officially translated into English.
In 2006, JAST USA announced they would be releasing Enzai as Enzai: Falsely Accused, the first license of a BL game in English translation.
More and more people who used to reject such type of games began to become more open-minded that it isn't just about sex anymore.
There is no set definition for the gameplay of eroge, except that they all include explicit sexual content.