Forget Wii Baseball – Wii “Lose Your V-Card” is Where It’s At
Video games and virgins are a timeless pairing as classic as Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina, and Simon and Garfunkel. The two fit so flawlessly together that it’s hard to look past the age-old stereotype. Perhaps that was the key to Heather Kelley and Erin Robinson’s win at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference where the two women took home the top prize for the Game Design Challenge after creating a video game concept entitled “My First Time.”
Yes, these two women came up with a video game about swiping the old v-card.
The game was imagined as a series of mini-games to be played on the Nintendo Wii or Apple iPhone as players would advance through a series of challenges that would end with the ultimate prize of doing to deed. Players have to shave their legs, pick out an uncomplicated outfit for a date with no buttons or zippers (wish I thought of that), choose the right mood music (Kelley uses Miles Davis), avoid falling off the top bunk in a college dorm room and flip off a smirking roommate (college can be a very special time).
The two levels of the game mimic each of the creator’s first times, a level for Kelley, and one for Robinson. Robinson’s level starts with a drive home from ultimate Frisbee practice where she stops off to pick up some condoms, goes back to his place to “watch a movie” and ends with a phone call to the best friend (hmm, sounds familiar).
It’s no surprise that Kelley and Robinson took home the first prize. Sex sells and if you throw in the hilariousness of what inevitably is everyone’s first time and add a hint of nostalgia, you’ll have yourself a winner. There’s something about a futon and some cheap beer, a sloppy make out session with lots of fumbling that will make a girl reminisce as she goes out to buy this new game.
What would your video game include?