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GDC Game Design Challenge Tackles Sex, Autobiography

There are always interesting speeches and sessions at events like the Game Developers Conference, and this year, one of them caught our eye: it's about taking the next step in the industry; in tackling more serious - and perhaps more taboo - issues.

Speakers Eric Zimmerman, Kim Swift, and Sulka Haro will lead a session at this year's GDC entitled, "The Game Design Challenge: My First Time." You can read all about it here; as you can see, it's a real challenge with real winners (last year's winner was Steve Meretzky). Three contestants will pitch concepts that "bring together two unexplored themes for games: sex and autobiography." Both the judges and audience will have a significant impact on the presented concepts, and anyone who attends can expect a "free-wheeling session of brave new game design ideas, along with unpredictable debate and dialog." We assume you have to be pretty creative; you can't just step up there and say, "uh...my idea is for a game called, 'My First Time.'" It may be very difficult to tie sex and autobiography together, but for some reason, we're getting the sense that such a concept is borderline voyeuristic in nature. Anything the public sees - or in this case, plays - that is personally connected to the developer or designer may seem...well, a little strange. After all, we're abandoning fiction and fantasy in favor of something that almost sounds like a reality show, doesn't it? We can't decide if this is good or bad, but it's certainly intriguing.

If you were one of the contestants, what would you come up with? How would you bring the two ideas together in one cohesive, engaging video game? We'd try to think of a few, but we're kinda busy here...

3/6/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Cpt_Geez
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 11:37:42 AM
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Idk about this concept. Bringing sex and autobiography together to make a game.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 11:59:58 AM
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That must be an awkward conversation

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englishgolfer
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 12:51:59 PM
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i hear the warning bells going off over at fox news....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 3:29:40 PM
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This idea sounds odd. How about "Tracy Lords: I was a Teenage Porn Star," lol.

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coldbore
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 7:05:51 PM

lmfao cant wait for it :P im gonna reserve that one as soon as i get word of it :P

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Fenrir
Monday, March 09, 2009 @ 8:46:32 AM

Or how about : Theresa Orlowski - How I build up an empire on sex.
Including levels like.
Working hard for the money
Cheap, cheaper, China
Designing Dildo collection
Let others work hard for the money

By the way - are there any Theresa Orlowski sex shps in Amerika? I think so, after all I saw one in Canada - of course from the other side of the street - never went in...

@wolrdendswithme - Tracey rulez!

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CH1N00K
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 3:35:28 PM
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I don't think I want to know what tasks you have to perform to level up your character in that game... Level 1: give 20 hand jobs for crack...Oh look you earned a trophy!...no thanks, I'll stick with GTA instead.

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SplendidBlended
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 7:07:28 PM
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Sorry, but...

WTF?

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Neurotoxiny
Friday, March 06, 2009 @ 7:55:09 PM
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I don't get how they'd be able to make the game enjoyable to anybody except for male teenagers. Or males in general. Or lesbians. Or people that don't like naked women is what I guess I'm trying to say.

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shaydey77
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:53:59 PM
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sex and autobiography...hmm..

my story of life theme AGAIN!
being born..button basher
learning to walk..sixaxis
first fight..button basher
learning to drive..race
first time of sex..sixaxis and button basher
father-in-law catches you..FPS!!

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:57:42 PM
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Lol @ Shadey's Last Line :D

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