Dark Room Sex Game
|title:||Dark Room Sex Game|
|genre:||Adult Games XXX|
|developer:||Dark Room Project|
|last edit by:||Richard|
Dark Room Sex Game is a multiplayer, erotic rhythm game without any visuals, played only by audio and haptic cues. The game was developed in by a co-ed, multi-national team of students at the IT University of Copenhagen. Dark Room Sex Game began its sordid life as a project for the 2008 Nordic Game Jam, an annual event held at the IT University of Copenhagen that brings students and professionals together to prototype experimental games over the course of only one weekend. That year, the theme was “Taboo”. Originally, the game is not intended as an accessible game for the blind (it is accessible nonetheless). Instead the developers idea was that "a sex game would in fact be even more erotic if one stripped away all visuals and forced players to use their imaginations". By combining humor and possible embarrassment the developers aim to make players feel both uncomfortable, yet strangely satisfied. In their words, "one could view the game as a commentary on the dull fixation on visuals in the spheres of sex and also videogames. Or, you can just view it as a cool party game".
Dark Room Sex Game can be downloaded for free for both Windows and MacOSX. The game is played with either Nintendo Wiimote controllers or with a single keyboard. According to the developers, the Wiimote controller is prefered due to its "phallic and rumbling possibilities". The gameplay of Dark Room Sex Game is rather simple. The player works with his or her partner to find a mutual rhythm, then speeds up gradually until climax. This is done either by waving the Wiimote up and down or by pressing a key on the keyboard (1 for player 1, 2 for player 2, etc.). While nearing a climax, sound samples will change to more intense groans and screams. But if you don't keep rythm by acting too fast, instead of a groan you'll hear a voice saying "Stop!", warning you to slow down. In four-player “orgy” mode, players swap partners randomly and compete to reach orgasm the fastest. The game even allows creative gamers to replace the sound files with their own sound files - instructions are provided.
Dark Room Sex Game received worldwide attention and has even won several awards. It even was runner-up in the category Best PC Game at the 2008 E3 convention. For more information, you can read this interview of Joystiq.com with the developers. And you can view and/or listen to several YouTube videos posted on the developers' website. And if you want to play, you can find both versions of the game for download as well as instructions on how to get Wiimotes working with your PC or Mac on the following page: http://darkroomsexgame.com/download.php.
Updates: entry 11 May 11 and description 11 May 11