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Sexual Awakening Reviews
Author: Tanner V. Chorus
Date: 2008
ADRIFT 3.9


What does AIF stand for? Adult Interactive Fiction. If you likely to be offended by games with sexual content, you are advised not
to open these files.


Reviewed by BBBen

This 2008 mini-comp entry is a rare case of satirical AIF. Basically this game is structured as a mockery of the works of Vachon, a prolific but much criticised AIF author from some years ago, who favored taboo themes but had very poor technical and game design implementation. He also clearly didn't have English as a first language.

Weirdly, this wasn't even the only game with this satirical idea in the 2008 mini-comp! There was also a game called Lusty Lovers by Negative Slippy Slide that is on basically the same theme. If you're wondering whether there was any community discussion that might have prompted two authors to have the same idea at the same time, I can't say I was aware of anything. They just seemed to come out of the blue. I listed Sexual Awakening because I personally felt it carried the point across a bit better, but honestly you could give them both a go as they're both in the zip file. In both games the author doesn't actually state outright that the game is a satirical AIF community in-joke, so you the player have to work it out for yourself. It was subtle enough that I'm not actually sure everyone got the joke. If you're (relatively) new to the community you may not be aware of Vachon, who was being directly parodied in Sexual Awakening, but you might get some laughs anyway if you've ever played a bad AIF game.


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