Dungeon Dame here, showcasing my collection of oddities, indies, and forgotten favorites in the gaming world. Everyone, I’ve got a real oddity for you this week, and one of my most treasured guilty pleasures.
There have been several Japanese visual novel games washing up on American shores lately, but none quite as peculiar as Hatoful Boyfriend, a dating sim in which you play a lovestruck human girl in a school full of assumedly attractive pigeons.
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One of the best parts of this game is its cult status and enthusiastic fan base; just searching “Hatoful Boyfriend” on Google Images brings up a staggering amount of fan art, cosplay, and other geekery. If you’re having trouble seducing one of the characters, there are plenty of guides to help you unlock story elements. I’m assuming there is also fan-fiction, but I haven’t been brave enough to seek it out yet.
Coo! Coo! (My favorite pigeon is Oko-san)
-The Dungeon Dame