Japanese adult flirting games
Lowe took the basic elements of Softporn Adventure, greatly expanded it, and released it as the 1987 game Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.Sierra didn't advertise the game and retailers were loath to carry it, so initial sales were low.Players that reached the pink door were rewarded with a controllable sex scene.
In the 1990s NEC (on the PC Engine series and PC-FX) and Sega (on Saturn) were the only companies who officially allowed sexual content on their consoles in Japan, but eroge was more prevalent on the NEC PC-98 and FM Towns computer platforms.
One of the earliest video games (if not the first) to feature sexual themes was the 1981 text-based Softporn Adventure, published by On-Line Systems for the Apple II.
, and featured slight modifications, such as the Native American woman beckoning to indicate that she welcomed Custer's advances.
They released four new titles, Burning Desire/Jungle Fever and Cathouse Blues/Gigolo.
In 1982, Japan's Koei, founded by husband-and-wife team Yoichi and Keiko Erikawa (and later known for strategy video games), released the first erotic computer game with sexually explicit graphics, Night Life, Also in 1982, the video game company Mystique released three unlicensed games for the Atari 2600; Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Custer's Revenge, and Bachelor Party.
The games were noted for their negative reception, particularly Custer's Revenge for its depiction of (what was perceived as) General Custer raping Native American women.
Despite heavy piracy the game still sold 25,000 copies, roughly equivalent to 25% of the number of Apple II's sold at the time.
In a 1981 article in Time Magazine, On-Line reported that they were making a version of the game for straight women, though this never materialized.
Both pre-rendered and real-time 3D graphics were also used.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating