Visual novels are interactive fiction and often considered to be like digital Choose Your Own Adventure novels.
The Host Holic is a visual novel game that follows an American woman who travels to Japan for one year to teach English. She quickly becomes culture shocked by the dating scene in downtown Tokyo. After a few failed attempts at blind and Internet dating, she decides to try her luck at the most popular host club in town, Holic.
The game has a variety of things to do including making obentos, dating guys, teaching naughty students, and shopping around for Japanese food and clothes.
This is the first OELVN to be distributed by MangaGamer.com. The title can be downloaded at MangaGamer's website:
About Red Panda Games:
Red Panda Games is an independent game developer that started in Seattle, WA. Their commercial titles include Bipo: Mystery of the Red Panda and Curse of Slate Rock Manor. They are the leading commercial source for original English language visual novels.