Erotic episodic game for Oculus Rift by Wicked Paradise is gaining more interest from women than men, says founder | PCGamesN

Skyforge is an MMO where halfway in you become a god

DayZ devs tackle server performance and security ahead of Christmas break

Gearbox talk Tales from the Borderlands: "We're not writing the dialogue because Telltale's better at that"

Erotic episodic game for Oculus Rift by Wicked Paradise is gaining more interest from women than men, says founder

The Oculus Rift is getting a hot injection of the erotic kind. Wicked Paradise, based in Irvine California, is producing a series of episodic erotic games to cater to all sexualities. Though it's in the early stages of development, it's certainly a neglected space in the games market, and so it will be interesting to see how this works out for the developer, who has on board staff who have worked on AAA titles such as Rage, the Call of Duty series, Lost Planet, Madden, and PlanetSide 2. I asked for an interview to find out more.

Wicked Paradise's founder, Jeroen Van den Bosch, answered my questions via email about what he wants to achieve with his games. Wicked Paradise seems to be in very early development of their content - just the test stages really, so currently it seems that developers are just forming ideas about what they want to do with the new technology. So far screenshots have very heavily indicated that women of a certain type will be a focus of the experience.

PCGN: What made you want to start making specifically erotic games for Oculus Rift?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: It was a combination of two things. First I always found it intriguing that there are so many beautifully crafted shooter games on the market, but not a single, well designed adult videogame, so I always had this idea of creating a high quality adult video game. Secondly, I had the chance to test a very early prototype of the  Oculus Rift last summer and it blew me away.  I immediately realized that Virtual Reality is the perfect medium for a highly immersive adult videogame. 

PCGN: You have a lot of developers from AAA backgrounds working with you on the team, including a lot of developers from franchises famous for being more about violence than well... love. Was that because of a certain fatigue in the industry?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: For a large part it's because some of the most veteran game developers in the industry have been doing the same thing over and over. After years of modelling guns and soldiers, I can imagine why a lot of them are really wanting to do something different. But it's also simply the fact that Virtual Reality is really something that sparks people's imagination, and game developers are all very creative people so their imagination is running wild since the Oculus Rift got announced, they really want to get involved in this. 

PCGN: What kind of content can we look forward to with your games? What kind of environments? And what kind of experiences?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: We are going to develop different experiences for different audiences. Our goal is to cross uncanny valley so we are using the most advanced techniques from the videogame and movie industry in order to get the characters and environments as realistic as possible. 

PCGN: Will narrative be important? Are there pop culture cues you are looking at?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: Storyline is very important for us, we want to generate erotic tension between the player and the virtual characters. You need a solid storyline in order to achieve that. It will be a modern day setting, I think the best way to describe is like an adult version of Heavy Rain but completely designed for Virtual Reality. 

PCGN: How do you playtest this game? Is there a specific reaction you or the developers are looking for?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: We are currently in pre-production, experimenting with different techniques to see how we can achieve maximum immersion with the current technology. So playtesting is not on the menu just yet. :)

PCGN: Is this specifically targeted at a straight male demographic?

Jeroen Van den Bosch: Wicked Paradise will be episodic, much like the brilliant videogame The Walking Dead. The first series will be from a hetero male POV, but we'll have different series that cater to different genders and sexual orientations, it's our goal to ultimately have Virtual Reality experiences for everybody to enjoy.

PCGN: Will there be games for other sexualities? What do you have in store there? 

Jeroen Van den Bosch: Definitely, we actually received more inquiries about Wicked Paradise from females than from males, so it's our intention to also create mature virtual reality experiences from a female POV as well as experiences for the LGBT demographic.  :)

Thank you for your time, Jeroen.

Here's an animation test from Wicked Paradise: it features a lady.

Wicked Paradise Animation Test from Wicked Paradise on Vimeo.

A person called 'Zain' has commented on the video, saying, "day one buy for me but the boobs gotta be more realistic and more enhanced graphics would be a guge plus but until now it looks fantastic".

Guge plusses? Also, what is the test for realistic boobs? I can't even tell if my own are realistic. I am looking at them right now and I am not sure they have enough graphics. They certainly aren't a focus of my day. Does it make them more erotic if they are realistic? Does 3D make everything more erotic? Perhaps he is talking about the boobs' expectations. Perhaps they have to understand that they might never move away from the lady's body, and get a job, and go it alone in the big city. The boobs are not made for that. And they are kidding themselves if they think that life is for them.

More about Wicked Paradise here.

Login or Register
0
+0
-0
Loki_uk's picture
23

I guess it shows a technologies time in the Sun has come when they try and make these kind of things with it?

Although I'm pretty sure they said the same thing about Interactive CD's back in the day too.

Doesn't the whole "eyes being covered" while watching/playing(cough) these mean some embarressing discoveries in the future? "Dammit, mum! I asked you to always knock!"

0
+0
-0
somnolentsurfer's picture

I'm confused. Was Heavy Rain not a game for adults?

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Skyforge is an MMO where halfway in you become a god

Skyforge

Skyforge is an MMO where halfway in you become a god

DayZ devs tackle server performance and security ahead of Christmas break

DayZ devs tackle server performance and security ahead of Christmas break

Gearbox talk Tales from the Borderlands:

Gearbox talk Tales from the Borderlands: "We're not writing the dialogue because Telltale's better at that"

Team Fortress 2 update brings tweaks to pl_upward, improves client stability

Team Fortress 2 update brings tweaks to pl_upward, improves client stability

PayPal spills the beans on the Steam Autumn sale; starts November 26th

PayPal spills the beans on the Steam Autumn sale; starts November 26th

Telltale's Game of Thrones appears on Steam for pre-purchase; coming this December

Telltale's Game of Thrones appears on Steam for pre-purchase; coming this December

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor review in progress

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor review in progress

Layoffs hit Double Fine as unannounced project deal falls through

Layoffs hit Double Fine as unannounced project deal falls through

Civilization Online trailer shows time-lapse of players building Paris, before nuking it

Civilization Online trailer shows time-lapse of players building Paris, before nuking it

Blizzard revert World of Warcraft dungeon loot changes after overwhelming fan feedback

Blizzard revert World of Warcraft dungeon loot changes after overwhelming fan feedback

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

The Game Awards 2014 announces fan and jury nominees and categories

The Game Awards 2014 announces fan and jury nominees and categories

Yogscast’s Jingle Jam streams for charity all this December

Yogscast

Yogscast’s Jingle Jam streams for charity all this December

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

EVE Online's

EVE Online's "This is EVE" trailer uses player voice comms to capture the MMO

Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshots compare the PC and PS4 versions of Snake's bottom

Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshots compare the PC and PS4 versions of Snake's bottom

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Korean RPG Lost Ark Online looks even more ambitious in the new extended trailer

Korean RPG Lost Ark Online looks even more ambitious in the new extended trailer

Port Review - Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Port Review - Far Cry 4

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets another free skin and a new challenge mode

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets another free skin and a new challenge mode

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Frontier rethink refund policy for those that wanted an offline mode in Elite: Dangerous

Frontier rethink refund policy for those that wanted an offline mode in Elite: Dangerous

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

MiniDayZ is a free top-down fan project with the backing of Bohemia

MiniDayZ is a free top-down fan project with the backing of Bohemia