I know purists hate that, but that’s just the nature of the beast.
If you’re even mildly interested in dating simulation games, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Clannad.
It was developed by Key and initially launched on Windows PCs back in 2004, selling incredibly well.
If My Heart Had Wings is an eroge visual novel with a fair amount of risqué content, at least for the original Japanese release.
Unfortunately, the English localization is censored which takes some of the edge off.
However, this was never the case in other parts of the world.
Video game magazines that I read regularly would cover Japanese imports and niche titles, but dating sims were merely a curiosity and nothing more. The games industry has grown exponentially and modern gamers are interested in titles beyond the scope of the action, shooting and role-playing genres.
So much so, that it was ported to other platforms and also received anime, manga, and film adaptations.
There’s even a variety of magazines, books and drama CDs for dedicated fans who wish to complete their Clannad collection.
Linux and Mac OS X users have often been treated like poor stepchildren, especially when it comes to receiving game ports.