As he lightly circles his finger and the music swells, the screen reddens and so do I. The concept arose after a discussion at the Copenhagen Game Collective. This is a network of experimental developers responsible for the annual romance and sex-themed Lyst Summit and other boundary-pushing projects such as an adult colouring game.
The hope is that La Petite Mort will be the first in a budding genre: female stimulation simulation. I am totally onboard.
We felt like erotic games was a very unexplored area. La Petite Mort is made up of a series of audio-visual landscapes and each is an image of a real vulva, pixelated to abstraction. Through the algorithm, the different pixels of each vulva have different preferences, but the sensation will emanate outwards.
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As a player, if you touch an area in the right way, you can see that pleasure spread on screen as the cells light up, blossoming from the stimulated point. You can draw lines of pleasure or expanding circles, until the whole screen fills in a pulsing climax.
It took several rounds of playtesting to get to that stage, however. Each vulva in the game has different preferences for where and how it likes to be touched, so success is about experimentation and observation.
Again this is reflective of real life and is probably something some young men in particular could stand to learn. While both use real and varied vulvas, and include several techniques, everything about La Petite Mort is abstracted.
Its vulvas are so low-res that you might not even realise what you were looking at, its adaptive music deliberately non-explicit, its very name a euphemism. When my musician friend manages to work the game into an audio-visual crescendo after only a couple of missteps, it confirms my suspicion that he would perform better than I did — which is one of the reasons I got him to play it. The other reason is more practical: he has an Android phone while I have an iPhone, and Apple has declared this game inappropriate for the App Store.
Well done! If agitato is crude then Apple needs to reconsider the catalogue on the iTunes Store. We understand these things.
And they put their own kind of threshold on what is crude and not crude, and you cannot even discuss it. One of the motivations behind La Petite Mort was to help to normalise that kind of discussion. Thomas Merton once wrote that art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Simulation games. The female orgasm simulation game that's too hot for Apple to touch. La Petite Mort Photograph: NordicGame.
Jordan Erica Webber. Mon 6 Jun Reuse this content.