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At Last, a Video Game Where You Give Naked Dudes a Rubdown in the Shower

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From the inventor of the game about having sex with your gay car comes one where you hook up and soap up guys in the gym locker room shower – and then you wait and wait and wait for the next opportunity. Because, you see…

Waiting is an act of submission, but that’s not really a bad thing. Delayed gratification is an integral part of pacing that can enrich an experience; you can’t feel a drop without a build-up.

In sex, the notion of waiting is very important. Some people wait to have any sex until they are married, some wait to have sex depending on their menstrual cycle; some are tired, some don’t feel like it, and some just plain don’t want to. Some people perform sex as work, which is often charged at a time-dependent rate. Foreplay and edging are common sexual practices that are about the fun of “development”, where the delay of the climax is the whole point. Basically, only virgins don’t like my games┬áBasically, sex often takes place at specific times, places, and moods.

What may come as a big disappointment is that, despite the game’s porny theme music, profanity, and erotic theme, the schlongs are all pixillated.

Designer Robert Yang describes how he was inspired by a music video where “two hunks spray themselves with gushing fluids, suggestively shooting up from the bottom of the frame,” but rather than animating what you think he will as a result of that, he figures out how to make a shower look realistic.

I wanted to use fluids and their interactions with surfaces to emphasize the dude’s body and its shape. The way fluids follow the contour of his shoulders, for example, mirror the way your hands follow the contour of his ass. “If only I could be that water.”

The game ends when the dude awkwardly rejects you, after you imagine yourself drowning him. Because reasons.

When you look down, you’re noticeably much less fit than the man you scrubbed the past few days, and you are also not white. You don’t fit this platonic gay male ideal. Who would ever want to scrub you back, really?

WHOA. What the fuck just happened? Surprise racism?

I’ll just offer this as a counterpoint:

via Kotaku and Sly Dante.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist