Are you bummed that don’t have anyone to sext with, or that the sexting has dried up in your relationship?
Don’t worry. Thanks to a new game, you can sext just as easily as picking up your iPhone and sending a text to a bot.
Written by Kara Stone and developed by Nadine Lessio, the game Sext Adventure is a decidedly not-safe-for-work game in which you interact with a bot through a series of text messages.
Here’s a video demo of the gameplay (which, we warn you, isn’t exactly safe for work):
As you can see, Sext Adventure plays like a combination of a choose-your-own-adventure novel and the A.L.I.C.E. chatbot. You navigate through the game’s narrative by responding to the bot’s questions with keywords highlighted in the sext.
For example, a bot might ask you “Are you HOME or OUT?” or “Do you want me to treat you like a dirty SLUT or a sexy SCHOOLGIRL?” Depending on what you reply, the Sext Adventure game will play out differently.
The game means to be more than just a titillating sex ride, says Stone.
“I want people to think about how the other person on the end of the line has agency,” Stone told Polygon. “Through each narrative, the bot develops a sense of agency and a sense of self with its own desires and expressions. It was important to me to get people to think about [how] people, and even technology, aren’t just there for their every whim. It might have its own desires and stuff it wants to do.”
To play the game, all you need to do is go to the Sext Adventure official website. For $5, you can interact with the sext bot for 24 hours.
Don’t do it at work, though. While what Sext Adventure is trying to tell us about sexuality in the digital age is serious, playing Sext Adventure ends up resulting in a lot of pornographic images and videos on your iPhone.