Elsewhere, smaller sex games from a wide variety of voices continued to push the boundaries of intimate interactive experiences, though the changing regulations on the platforms that host and finance these games threatens to push some of these creators out.
And of course, there was a lot of lusting over fictional characters in 2017, much of it happening around If at any given moment you visit the Steam store's front page, there's a strong chance you'll get an eyeful of exposed skin from some lewd adventure or action game's listing.
Steam doesn't allow pornographic games, but in the Steam Direct era, they keep appearing on Valve's service anyway -- until they're taken down, that is.
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Read more Every month, millions of people play free sex games on Nutaku, a platform that distributes some of the biggest uncensored erotic games available in English.
While some of these risque games are developed in the US, many are brought over from Japan, meaning that someone has to make sure all the raunchiness gets translated properly.
In 2017, the proverbial sex game dam broke, allowing Steam to seemingly flood with sex games.
Sex games have always existed of course, but after they started to pile up on Steam's 'new releases' tab every week, they almost started to feel mainstream.
Read more Overwatch and porn (or, in this case, "artful eroticism") have quite a history.
Blizzard's never seemed entirely comfortable with it, but the burgeoning Overwatch porn scene has raged on without its explicit approval.
These scintillating and voyeuristic themes have the game caught in the middle of the latest tussle over porn games on Steam.