Is it okay to include our own kinks in our games? (16+ ONLY)

Is including our own kinks in our games okay?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Sometimes

  • NEVER!


Results are only viewable after voting.

KrimsonKatt

The Endless
Veteran
Joined
Nov 12, 2016
Messages
177
Reaction score
75
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
WARNING: THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE AGED 16 YEARS OR OLDER. IF YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN THAT, PLEASE EXIST THIS THREAD IMMEDIATELY. THIS THREAD DISCUSSES ADULT TOPICS NOT SUITABLE FOR AGES UNDER 16! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Okay so something has been on the back of my mind for a bit, and that's basically if it's okay to add our own personal kinks to our game? Like our fetishes and stuff? (as long as we keep them tame?) For example, I have a MAJOR male-to-female transformation fetish (I'm not trans, I swear) so I occasionally include VERY tame transformation sequences in my games just for fun. It's really hard not to include stuff like that when the opportunity arises. I also occasionally incorporate fetishy-type stuff into my lore like certain races being all female, non-binary deities, people being able to transform into other things, the like. (though nothing weird and twisted like living to non-living, multiboobs, futas, furries, inflation, ect)
For example, in my series, Elves and Faeries are pretty much the same thing and are called Alfr. They normally appear as full-height humanoids with long ears, strange colored hair, and sometimes other features. (like cat ears in the case of the Cait Sithe) They also come in many different tribes, each representing a different element. Salamanders, (fire) Gnomes, (earth) Undines, (water) Sylph, (wind) Losafar, (holy) Spriggans, (dark) and Cait Sithe. (neutral)
However what sets my elves apart is the ability for them to transform at any time into smaller, insect-like, winged forms. This is called Faerie Form, and while male and female elves exist in equal numbers, all elves in faerie form must temporarily become female if they want to access this form. See what I mean? Random lore stuff like that that occasionally seeps it's way into the gameplay.

Another example is Mermaids having the ability to turn others into their race (but only when the victim is in water) by kissing them on the lips. Since Merfolk can be both male and female, this usually transforms the victim into a merfolk of their original gender, but due to Merfolk being 75% female and 25% male, some people who are transformed into merfolk change gender when transformed, sorta like that famous Azril-to-Marill glitch found in pre-gen 6 Pokemon games.

Is this fine, or is this pushing things too far? This might not seem too sexual to most people, but for me it REALLY turns me on. Will stuff like this affect a theoretical rating, or due to it's seemingly non-sexual nature it won't change anything? I'm aiming for most, if not all of my games to achieve a T for Teen rating. (PEGI 12 in Europe and CERO B in Asia) Is it even acceptable at all to include your own kinks into your own games? Does anyone else have experience with this or has done this personally? Thanks.
 

Trihan

Speedy Scripter
Veteran
Joined
Apr 12, 2012
Messages
2,604
Reaction score
1,960
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
I think it largely depends on what the kink is and in what context it's incorporated. Like the examples you listed are, on the surface, pretty tame genderbending stuff. That it turns you on isn't really relevant, because that's not a response that kind of content usually elicits. The average person will play your game and think you did a neat thing with gender representation, not "Oh my god they get off on things changing into other things what a weirdo this developer is".

It's difficult to separate how you feel experiencing something from how someone else will because you can't not experience something the way you would, if that makes sense. So it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking everyone will view it the way you do, and that is rarely the case.

TL;DR: It's fine as long as it isn't blatantly hitting the player over the head with THIS IS MY KINK every 5 minutes.
 

Taloth

Villager
Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
3
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMZ
If you are worried about it, just include a disclaimer that stats it contains some elements of "whatever". Be upfront about it and let the player choose if they want to try it or not.
 

TheoAllen

Self-proclaimed jack of all trades
Veteran
Joined
Mar 16, 2012
Messages
5,592
Reaction score
6,522
First Language
Indonesian
Primarily Uses
RMVXA
People won't bother (probably). They will just focus on the content of the game. As long as it isn't too explicit or you tried to show your kinks too much, like, "this game is basically about my kinks".

I have a subtle lewd scene in my game, in a very specific corner of the dungeon, the secret passage, and it wasn't even the focus of the game. Nothing explicit, just suggestive. No one complains, either because they don't mind it, they found it funny, or they didn't even encounter it at all. And I wasn't even trying to emphasize it.
 

EthanFox

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Oct 15, 2018
Messages
439
Reaction score
330
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Honestly? As long as people are warned up-front that adult content and specific kinks are inlcuded, I don't just think it's okay - I think it's probably one of the better things about making that sort of game.

It's no different to anything else.
 

orochii

Abomination of life, or life itself.
Veteran
Joined
Apr 29, 2012
Messages
652
Reaction score
364
First Language
Spanish
I think it's fine. If what you care about is keeping the T rating, just make sure it doesn't go overboard in terms of how it gets represented. As you're picturing it I think I'd find it more funny than kinky, probably because I'm not looking that other sense.

If there's no intent on keeping a rating, is probably better to go full on. Crank it up to 11 as they say.
 

Megumi_Aramaki

The Goddess of Games
Veteran
Joined
Jul 28, 2020
Messages
71
Reaction score
14
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
N/A
Same here... interesting

I was planning for non-adult otome game with some suggestive theme and you can see my recruitment thread.
 
Last edited:

CraneSoft

Filthy Degenerate
Veteran
Joined
Apr 16, 2016
Messages
251
Reaction score
376
First Language
Not English
Primarily Uses
RMVXA
If you are not really making an adult game, I'd say don't worry about it. Players are here to enjoy the game and we don't give a damn about specific fetishes the developer happened to have.
 

The Stranger

The Faceless Friend
Veteran
Joined
Sep 14, 2012
Messages
3,341
Reaction score
21,535
First Language
British English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
I don't think any of what you said would be a problem, to be honest. It may be a fetish or kink for you, but to others, this would seem like pure, whimsical fantasy. This sort of stuff only starts needing warnings and higher ratings when it turns sexual.

There are certain things that would kick up a bit of a fuss, and may even be seen as illegal (such as child pornography), but I don't believe anything you've mentioned would fall into this category.
 

??????

Diabolical Codemaster
Veteran
Joined
May 11, 2012
Messages
6,513
Reaction score
3,205
First Language
Binary
Primarily Uses
RMMZ
crash bandicoot had frogs that when they kissed you you died and they turned into a prince. Does that imply a fetish for fairy tales? :p

I think if its only very tame implications most people wouldnt even notice, let alone care or kick up a fuss.
 

mardin

"...pretty please?"
Veteran
Joined
Nov 8, 2015
Messages
252
Reaction score
125
First Language
German
Primarily Uses
Of course it is okay!

Never limit your creative output!
 

cayenne_spicy

Just Chili'in' Out
Veteran
Joined
Aug 21, 2020
Messages
48
Reaction score
92
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMZ
It may be a good idea to consult with some people who are trans, though, for input regarding your ideas, just to be sure what you create doesn't have an aspect to it which unintentionally generates offense and outcry.
 

FirestormNeos

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
177
Reaction score
128
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
I don't see why not. Especially considering that mermaids and "instant transgender, just add water" are tbh pretty vanilla as far as kinks go--

>"16+"
>Not "18+"

 

Aesica

undefined
Veteran
Joined
May 12, 2018
Messages
1,524
Reaction score
1,416
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
If your game is an adult game, sure, go for it because it's probably expected. But in a normal game, there's a fine line between, "this is funny" and "this is TMI."
 

Zilvergrafix

Villager
Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2020
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
First Language
Spanish
Primarily Uses
RMMZ
is not that bad, your tastes are not the same like other, for example, some people love feet fetish and for me are just "feet" like all human have, btw Ranma 1/2 and some SNK game did the same converting males in females and nothing happened, just go for it!
 

grimf

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Jan 31, 2014
Messages
46
Reaction score
27
Primarily Uses
It's fine, it's not overtly sexual so i don't think it would mess with the rating.

This makes me wonder though, how many developers do this? There's an aweful lot of giant women in
the souls series, maybe miyazaki has a giantess fetish? Kirby sucks things up into his mouth a lot, maybe sakurai has a vore fetish? Some things are just overtly perverted, but I wonder how many things weren't, and actually had pervy motivations
 

Dororo

Gespenst MKII pilot
Veteran
Joined
May 24, 2020
Messages
264
Reaction score
921
First Language
Italian
Primarily Uses
RMMV
How strange is this post... look more like asking a legitimation of a fetish than an actual game issue.
I mean, you can depict demons that eat humans. Then the distributor got policies and apply restrictions. So, what's the question about?

Are fairies that turn female a kinky stuff? To me, no. Being honest, to me is a silly strange transmogriphication that actually got no sense.
Anyway, to me girls with glasses are very sexy. Ubersexy. Is that a reason to avoid any meganekko in my creations?
 

KrimsonKatt

The Endless
Veteran
Joined
Nov 12, 2016
Messages
177
Reaction score
75
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Wow! So many comments! Thanks for the responses.

@FirestormNeos I made it 16+ rather than 18+ as I believe 16 year olds have the mental capacity of handle sexual topics. This does not mean I'm a pedo. 16 year olds are unfit for actual sex with anyone over 17. (and even then it's not advised) I'm completely against exploitation of any sort. I just don't think 16 year olds should be "shielded" from all sexual content. They can handle it, as long as it doesn't intrude into real-life.

The common consensus seems to be that it's pretty much fine, so I think I'm going to go forward with it without regrets. And about my games being "insensitive," I've struggled with my identity a lot throughout the last 3 or so years and am active on quite a few trans subreddits, (though I'm all figured out now, I think.) so I think I'm fine with being able to accurately portray these experiences decently well.

Also, the scenes contain no nudity whatsoever and it's all pixelated anyways, mostly conveyed though merely dialogue, so i'm pretty sure it's fine. Most people would just think it's just general gender-bending fare and nothing too out of the ordinary. Thanks for all the input though. Appreciate it.
 

FirestormNeos

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
177
Reaction score
128
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
@KrimsonKatt i appreciate the disclaimer, but that's not what i was concerned about; it is scientifically proven that 17-year-olds are not adequately informed enough on mermaid culture to weigh in on this controversial discussion. 16-year-olds and 18-year-olds, maybe, but not 17-year-olds. Change my mind.

hMpH!.png
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Latest Threads

Latest Posts

Latest Profile Posts

Anyone else here think that closets are claustrophobic?
People3_5 and People3_8 added!

so hopefully tomorrow i get to go home from the hospital i've been here for 5 days already and it's driving me mad. I miss my family like crazy but at least I get to use my own toiletries and my own clothes. My mom is coming to visit soon i can't wait to see her cause i miss her the most. :kaojoy:
Couple hours of work. Might use in my game as a secret find or something. Not sure. Fancy though no? :D
Holy stink, where have I been? Well, I started my temporary job this week. So less time to spend on game design... :(

Forum statistics

Threads
105,872
Messages
1,017,118
Members
137,592
Latest member
WeakliestPine56
Top