Visual novel

Game genre theme

Sug-genre of adventure games. Easily confusable with dating sims with which visual novels share their outward appearance, but the emphasis is on non-gamelike elements and the lack of use of statistics or other numerical data.

1914
games
49
platforms

Name variations: NVL, ADV, AVG

The first video game about Visual novel was released in 1986.

Sekai Project, 07th Expansion and Alice Soft has published most of these games

NVL and AVG/ADV relate to how text is displayed on screen and are irrelevant for this tag. For the curious NVL refers to text occupying full screen with multiple lines of dialog and description occupying same space while the others refer to part-screen where they function more like speech and thought bubbles.
Often used for eroge.

See also: gamebooks, dating sim

Parent group

Adventure

Child group

Kinetic novel

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Platforms

Linux 1112
Windows 280
NEC PC9801 196
PSP 53
PS Vita 47
Mac OS X 41
PS2 18
Dreamcast 17
PS 15
GBA 11
MS-DOS 9
PS4 8
PS3 8
Nintendo DS 8
Android 8
MSX2 7
iOS 6
PCE CD 6
X360 5
FM Towns 4
C64 4
3DS 4
Wii 3
NEC PC8801 3
X68000 3
Saturn 3
Amiga 3
Apple II E 3
SNES 2
Atari ST 2

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