Get Your Porn Video Game Fix on Patreon?

Will porn video games every be mainstream or always the pursuit of hobbyists on the creative funding site, Patreon?

When I was a child, video games were marketed to kids and teens. Arcades were designed to appeal to young people and the early consoles, like the Atari, were advertised during Saturday morning cartoons. Of course, today the video game industry is worth more than Hollywood. The demographic is no longer children, with popular franchises like Resident Evil & Grand Theft Auto. Yet, we don’t see a lot of sexually explicit games.

The difference between adult and adult is the pronunciation, right? If you’re referring to sexual content you say adult (ad-dult). When you’re talking about maturity, you say adult (uh-duhlt). There is a lot of porn out in the open in our modern world. Today, adult stores are no longer in seedy parts of town, they’re in malls. Yet, we don’t seem to have a large amount of pornographic video games. On Patreon, a unique way to fund creatives, adult content is not searchable. Though, there are a ton of developers making these games on the funding platform. In fact, 28 of the top 100 earners on Patreon are making NSFW content, most of them are games or interactive adult fiction. These makers are getting anywhere from $2,500 to $7000 a month developing adult content.

Patreon Dungeon Porn

There are games made with Unity 3D and a variety of engines, though a good portion are created with Ren’Py & RPG Maker. The interactive fiction games are built with animated sprites in the older, pixellated style of a bygone age. The sexual content is similar to the high resolution cut scenes in mainstream video games. Except, the developers using RPG Maker use still pictures of 3D models rendered in applications like DAZ 3D and Poser for their explicit cut scenes. In keeping with porn, the plots can be weak, misogynist and exploitative. The co-opting of the RPG sprites and game engine creates a completely bizarre atmosphere that doesn’t inspire arousal for me, but to each his/her own.

Will video games ever have another Leisure Suit Larry, a mainstream adult game? Or are they stuck in the back alley of Patreon, where mature games are unsearchable and a mishmash of parts recycled from other sources? Well, if VR really revolutionizes the world as some think, porn videos and games may blend into some sort of simulation that makes our current options obsolete. I guess we’ll have to look to The Fuchur for answers.

Meanwhile, as someone with a few creative pursuits, I think Patreon is a wonderful platform. Although when I look at Graphtreon, I have to ask myself why I’m not doing porn. It appears that the internet resembles our real world. You can work a minimum wage job, or you can do something sexually explicit and make a living wage.