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Another different platform has purged its sex games.

Fuck that! Book bans are prelude to book burnings; same applies to games.

So, let's make some sex games during January. That's it, that's the jam.

This jam is running concurrently with the sale of the #FuckingCensorshipBundle. Check that out! If there's interest, maybe we can do a similar charity bundle of games from the jam.

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You can read more about how these bans relate to assaults on queerness and sex work in this blog post by Nathalie Lawhead (@alienmelon) and this tweet thread from Anna Anthropy.

Not sure how to get started? You can find a bunch of resources for making analog games at The Annotated Archive of Game Design Resources. Or, consider using one of the tools/tutorials listed at Markdown Jam.

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Submission guidelines

  • Make it cool and sexy and pornographic and queer or whatever you want.  
  • Obviously, with a subject like this, things can get messy. Since somebody's got to do it, I (@cartweel, creator of questionable content in the sex games arena) will make a judgment call if something crosses a line. 
  • Consider what  content warnings and safety mechanics you might include as part of your submission.  
  • This jam is for jamming on new projects. If you've got something already finished or unreleased that you'd like to share, consider becoming a part of the Fucking Censorship Bundle! feel free to give it a shout-out on Twitter using the #SexGamesJam tag! We're not currently planning a second round of the (now closed to submissions) #FuckingCensorshipBundle.
  • Feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns: @cartweel on twitter and itch
  • You can submit games that were in development before the start of the jam. This can be an opportunity to finish off a current project, or to dust off an unfinished work!


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More On The Reasons Behind This Jam
(The following is reposted from the #FuckingCensorshipBundle page. It is provided to give more context to what you might find in this jam!)

The Bundle

The #FuckingCensorshipBundle responds to yet another online games platform seeing fit to remove its "adult" and "sex" and "porn" games. Here's an article about the recent GameJolt purge. We, makers of sex games, know that these ongoing acts of censorship are prelude to further exclusion and destruction of the art, work, and livelihoods of marginalized people, queer people, and sex workers. Therefore, we have created this games bundle with several aims:

  • To highlight sex games. We're here, our work is here, and you can't just make us go away. (We are also making new sex games at the #SexGamesJam!)
  • To raise money for the support of sex workers and others in the sex industry. Money raised through the sale of this bundle will go to SWOP Behind Bars (@swopbehindbars), a support and advocacy group for currently and formerly incarcerated sex workers.
  • To bring attention to a platform that (for now at least) has not censored sex games and sexual content. 

All money raised through the bundle will go to John R. Harness (@cartweel) who will then donate it to SWOP Behind Bars. ---

A Note On Content & Player Consent

There are nearly forty games in this bundle. They vary wildly in terms of format, "heat level," and exactly what sex acts are alluded to or explicitly depicted within them. Many games are trying to be sexy--to get you off. Others deal with sexual themes in notably un-sexy ways--to make you think about sex, or through sex, or against sex. (Maybe some of them accomplish both?) Not all sex acts within these games are necessarily good, wholesome, or unproblematic.

Please take advantage of the various content warnings, descriptions, and other information provided by each game to curate your own approach to the contents of this bundle. Many games include explicit instructions on how to communicate about consent and desire with other players. Feel free to opt in or out of any game at any time, and consider taking time after playing a game to ground yourself (and other players) through discussion, reflection, and relaxation.

Again, these are games about the messy subject of sex; or, these are games  that use the messy tools of sex to talk about something else entirely. Take your time to decide if and how you want to engage with each game.

A Note On Censorship

There are games about pedophiles and sex between teenagers in this bundle. There are games about non-consensual and dubiously consensual relationships and sex in this bundle. There are games made to be funny, or to express anger or grief or powerlessness or shame in this bundle. There are humongous animal cocks and dehumanized robo-psyches in this bundle. There are games about sex in this bundle.

Which is to say that this bundle contains exactly the sort of games that might be censored, labelled, or thrown away in other contexts. If any of these games seem to you like it should have been left out because of its problematic content, remember that this bundle exists in order to protest the censorship of games from an online platform. Its creators hope to push back against censorship of games with topics and imagery such as these.

How might we, as game makers and game players, develop the tools to reduce harm in our communities without simply replicating the conservative tactics of censorship? I (John R. Harness, the producer of this bundle) am unsure of the answer to that question, and I doubt that this bundle serves as a perfect answer or model to questions such as this. Nevertheless, please take this collection as it was intended: as a showcase of games that might otherwise be hidden or depreciated. Book bannings are preludes to book burnings. Let us build libraries!

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Multiplayer labyrinth game. Escape the labyrinth or chase down the hero (and bang if you're into that)
Action
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a game for lovers in the last minutes of humanity.
Interactive Fiction
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A future sex manual for transhumans and freaks.
oh sex gremlin, they beseech you, tonight is your night
Run in browser
Sexy VN about fantasy boys' political affairs
Visual Novel
A sexy Agatha Christie adaptation.
Interactive Fiction
Crowsona x Reader. 18+ Only.
Interactive Fiction
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Flirt your way through your extracurricular class
Visual Novel
A two player erotic game about denying sexual desire until the floodgates break.
Be the hero, or be the villain. Will you take, or be taken?
Interactive Fiction
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A game for consenting adults to get to know each other's bodies better.
college romance game
Visual Novel
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F/F Vampire erotica.
Interactive Fiction
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Femdom Interactive Fiction
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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Story about a girl who really liked a boy.
Interactive Fiction
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Which monster will you want to marry, f*ck, or kill?
A single-player tabletop roleplaying game about love and stuff...
A roleplaying experience about deals with divinities.
A dragon dilf navigates the world of online dating.
Visual Novel
A mind-controlled resistance fighter lives as an erotic dancer whose dancing feeds the demons who watch.
Interactive Fiction
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Tactical Cruising in Gay Bars
A Twine story about a needle-loving mutant shota.
Interactive Fiction
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a minimal sex game
Interactive Fiction
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An Invisible Countess needs to learn how to interact with her Maid(s). Story RPG.