Skip to comments.Video game unlocks orgasm secrets (with pic, safe for work)
Posted on 12/07/2005 9:19:58 AM PST by cloud8
He may look like an innocent cartoon bunny, but the star of a new award-winning video game by a Montreal-based designer has sultry intentions in mind.
Lapis, the blue-hued main character of a prototype video game by Heather Kelley, a designer with Ubisoft, wants to help women take a "magical pet adventure'' to their "happy place."
Lapis the cartoon bunny teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation.
The prototype teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation on the cartoon. Players tickle, touch, tap, and stroke Lapis using the touch screen of the Nintendo DS, a hand-held video game device. They can also talk, sing and blow on the bunny's fur using the device's built-in microphone.
The more they stimulate the bunny, the happier he becomes until eventually he begins flying through the air. But Lapis is also an unpredictable creature who needs a variety of sensations. Sometimes, no amount of stimulation is going to work.
"Sex is a perfectly natural part of the human experience and there has to be a way to handle it meaningfully and tastefully in games," said Kelley, who took first prize for the prototype at the Montreal International Games Summit last month.
Kelley, 36, has helped design blockbuster titles ranging from Splinter Cell to Thief, and serves as chair of the "Women in game development'' committee of the International Game Developers Association.
Her game, downloadable for free at http://www.moboid.com/lapis/index.htm, offers "a stealthy primer" on female sexuality, and is meant primarily as a conversation piece to stimulate debate around the prevalence of sex in video games today, she said.
"It's not like (sex is) going away, either in the virtual or the real world."
With record numbers of women and older men becoming avid video gamers, and developers who make the games themselves maturing, sexuality in video games is slowly evolving from the days when the industry catered to an audience overwhelmingly made up of teenage boys.
While impossibly busty heroines wearing slinky outfits a la Lara Croft continue to dominate, the industry is showing signs of incorporating sexual depictions that are more complex and nuanced, and reflect "the full range of the human condition," said Jason Della Rocca, a Montreal games designer and the executive director of the International Game Developers Association.
"To date, we've explored more the violence, fear, conflict aspects, and we've not really engaged on stuff like social relationships, sex or love (in video games)," said Della Rocca. "What we're seeing now is a maturing of the industry."
The sex-themed game development competition that Kelley won was inspired by public outcry over the so-called "Hot Coffee Mod," a downloadable patch created by hackers and released online this summer that unlocked pornographic scenes hidden in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The scenes were supposedly "extras" that were never meant to be revealed. But the ensuing controversy caused the game to be re-rated "adult only," prompting an expensive recall by the manufacturer.
The International Game Developers Association this fall created a committee on sex in gaming. And in future, the public should expect to see games that depict the full range from raunchiness to romance, Della Rocca said.
"Games are really a medium of artistic expression (that should be treated) like other forms of entertainment, literature, film or art."
Too pointy for some tastes.
: ^ )
""magical pet adventure'' to their "happy place.""
There have been debates for decades over how to get more women to play video games...
Modeled after my ex-wife, no doubt.
Chicks need a video game to figure that stuff out?
Personally, if you need instruction in this act, please do not reproduce. We already have enough retards in the country, they're called Democrats.
Men should play it.
I like DUKE NUKEM better.
"There have been debates for decades over how to get more women to play video games..."
I don't need some weird cartoon bunny to enjoy video games. I prefer the kind of video games where you get to shoot things and blow stuff up.
"I don't need some weird cartoon bunny to enjoy video games. I prefer the kind of video games where you get to shoot things and blow stuff up."
It's a shame more women don't feel that way.
I believe it is for men to brush up on their "skills".
"we've not really engaged on stuff like social relationships, sex or love (in video games)"
Maybe those things aren't meant to be engaged with video games. Well, sex might be. Not "love" or "social relationships." Those aren't things for video games.
Someday, they'll come up with a video game called Try to Score with Maureen Dowd, where the player will have to spend hours and hours pretending to admire her juvenile whining. The cheat code to winning could be "My name is Clinton and I want a Lewinsky."
Amen to that! .50 caliber fun for all...
Which one is her? ;-)
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