We’ve spanked a hunk, watched a hunk suck a lolly until it all turned sinister, wanked off a car, scrubbed a hunk, and snapped dick pics in Robert Yang’s recent sexy gay games. They’re funny, yeah, and intimate, caring, thoughtful, celebratory, and challenging. Now he’s remastered those first three to be a bit fancier and collected them in Radiator 2 [official site], which is out for free on Steam and everything.
The collection contains Hurt Me Plenty, Succulent, and Stick Shift, which first came out across late 2014 and early 2015. Now Yang has re-designed HMP and fancied the lot up in a newer version of Unity with improved lighting, nicer skin, hair physics, and a swish menu (with music by Liz Ryerson) tying them all together. Oh, and it has a hidden little prototype sniping game too. Yep, sniper rifle and all.
Yang has written a blog post with thoughts on what went into this re-release, speaking to audiences without over-explaining, and what a Steam release means. A snippet:
“There is still a silly faux-legitimacy of ‘being on Steam’, which means that Valve technically approved of you. You can see this value system at work in the comments of many Steam users who get upset when certain games are allowed on Steam, and I have no doubt that some of them are going to show up on my store page as well… It just goes to show how much work we still have to do as a community.
“I’ve said before that I don’t really care whether people play these games or not, what’s more important to me is that they simply exist. This is one of the primary tenets of the modern gay rights movement: that we must be visible and present, or else we will be erased. It’s important that there’s a gay sex game available on Steam, of all places, and that gesture is now part of the artistic meaning of this work.”
[Disclosure: Robert Yang did the Level With Me series for RPS. It was great!].