BoneTown is an adult adventure video game developed and published by D-Dub Software and released for the PC as a digital download in 2008. The game follows the player as he completes missions and has sex with various women.
BoneTown is an adult video game, in that it is sexually explicit in nature. The premise of the game is that as the player completes more missions, his testicles become larger; the player is able to have sex with more attractive women as they become thinner.
The character wakes up to a fraternity brother urinating onto the player's face; the game then begins with a tutorial explaining how to beat up the brother. A blond woman explains to the player that the point of the game is to have sex with as many women as possible, and then performs fellatio on the player character. After finishing, a man in a suit approaches and explains that he is part of an organization called "The Man". He warns the player that public indecency is illegal and if the player is caught, he will be arrested. The player goes through the game completing missions for various individuals in a style reminiscent of the Grand Theft Auto video games; missions include participating in pornographic films and beating up someone who believes they are Jesus.
The player explores the game's locale, Bonetown, and its various neighborhoods which are sexual puns, such as "Missionary Beach". Women are scattered throughout the city, and the player is able to have sex with any of them; sex can either be for the player's enjoyment, or to recover in-game health, depending on the positions selected. The game requires the player to match the desires of the woman in order to last as long as possible. Temporary power-ups are given through recreational drug use.
The game was mostly finished, but details such as moving lips and unique sex scenes are clearly undeveloped before even reaching the halfway point of the game. Only the first of the six special attacks that can be learned in the game actually work. Basic functionalities remain, however, and the unique sex scenes are replaced with glitching standard sex scenes. The final sex scene at the end of the game depicts the character models all simply standing still while the sound effects remain.
Hod, the CEO of D-Dub Software and one of the designers of BoneTown, set out to make a game which featured gratuitous sex and drug use but contained no violence; although the game contains weapons and fighting, there is no blood and people are only knocked out, not killed. He called Comedy Central's South Park "our number one influence" for the humor in the game. The company set out to create a new industry and marketing model for adult games as most retailers refuse to sell Adult Only rated games by the ESRB.
BoneTown received mostly negative reviews for its mediocre gameplay and juvenile humor. GameZone's Mike Splechta stated that the game, "... is essentially an interactive porno that, while is intriguing at first, is limited in scope." The reviewer noted that the game's dry sense of humor would only appeal to certain people. IGN in their "Year in Sex: 2008" summary, called Bonetown "an exploitation game of the first rank" and calls the gameplay mechanics "standard fare".
In early 2014, BoneTown: Mature Edition was "greenlit" on Steam Greenlight. This version advertises that it is "now with its clothes on in a non-adult edition!". This is likely due to the restrictions of nudity and adult content that is not allowed for Steam games. Discussions and comments on the page mainly criticize taking out the pornography in a game that became known solely for its pornographic content.
- Splechta, Mike (August 12, 2010). "BoneTown Review". GameZone. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
- Crecente, Brian (January 14, 2010). "Sex, Drugs, But No Violence: A Porn Game With A Message?". Kotaku. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
- Chalk, Andy (November 28, 2008). "Porn Game Maker "Starting A New Industry"". The Escapist. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
- "The Year in Sex: 2008". IGN. January 22, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2011.