What is it about?

The contents of 59 games (20 the most funded games and 34 other games) which development are funded using Patreon crowdfunding platform was analysed. Heterosexual sex, oral, manual stimulation of genitals, and vaginal sex are the most pervasive observed behaviours in the analyzed games. In this respect, the games are similar to video porn. Sex scenes in the games are most often a part of the progression structure of the games are the sex scenes works as a reward of solving a puzzle or making the right choices. The games draw from video porn, visual novel and adventure game game conventions.

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Why is it important?

The article examines pornography productions beyond mainstream platforms, delving into the analysis of pornographic video game content. This exploration aims to uncover the embedded norms within these games, shedding light on the available content and pervasive fetishes featured in this unique digital medium.


The article provides the first detailed look at the indie pornographic games.

Petri Lankoski
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This page is a summary of: Platform-produced Heteronormativity: A Content Analysis of Adult Videogames on Patreon, Games and Culture, April 2022, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/15554120221084453.
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