Hurt Me Plenty is a game about spanking.
Consensual adult spanking, not debatably-traumatic-for-small-children spanking. It aims to do one thing games are notoriously terrible at: be sexy.
Warning: might be mildly NSFWthough not really. The free gameas you may have surmised by now, is about spanking dudes. For the time being, it only works with the Leap Motion controller, which in this case though lamentably, not in all games ever released detects the player's hand making a spanking motion and transfers it into the game accordingly.
Creator Robert Yang disclosure: he once penned a column for Rock Paper Shotguna site I used to work for plans to add support for a non-Leap control setup soon. And while the game is indeed, depending on your particular persuasion, admirably sexy, I'm especially taken by its intentions.
In short, Hurt Me Plenty is an attempt at subverting games' typical be-a-halfway-decent-human-being-and-sex-will-fall-out approach seen in BioWare-style RPGs and games of the like.
Yang wrote:. For the record, I don't think my game gets it right, and it has a lot of flaws So it's a game where intimate interactions are gameplay rather than a glorified "thanks for saving the universe, now I will take my top off" screen, and—for outsiders who might have misconceptions—it's a revealing look into how BDSM communities actually tend to work.
Both good goals, even if the game's points sometimes come across with a dull thud rather than a satisfying slap. Obviously, there's still tons of work to be done when it comes to using sex and sexuality well in video games I mean, some games don't even give dudes buttslet alone meticulously rendered spanking physicsbut games like Hurt Me Plenty show that the potential's there.
On the more mechanical side of things, there's also the obvious substitute for something else Luxuria Superbia.
Sex is also the centerpiece of a classic in the genre? Oh, and then there's my personal favorite, free flash game How Do You Do Itin which a little girl tries to figure out how to "do a sex" with plastic dolls after watching the movie Titanic.
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It's as adorable as it is revealing about how afraid people are to tackle this stuff, especially where kids and media are concerned. And hey, even Dragon Age —a series once known for some of the most awkward, dead-eyed Barbie doll sex around—is getting pretty good at using sex and intimacy for titillation as well as character development.
Good times all around. Basically, this is a really cool realm for games to explore, and I'm glad we're finally giving them the space to do so.
I hope we see games that are more, ahem, fully fleshed out continue to advance the craft. Do the devs realize the ammount of strength necessary to make slap in the ass push a dude's hip like that?
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And for that matter, with that much speed? He'd have broken his spine or something :o.
The A. By Nathan Grayson.