Virtual sex and chat rooms with no download
Patric Lagny is the designer, programmer and publisher of Sociolotron (NSFW), an online role-playing game known for supporting sex as well as violence."Badgirl" is the CEO and team lead of Jewel of Indra, (NSFW) an online environment designed to support sexual exploration and community.The two titles offer radically different experiences.Sociolotron emphasizes game play and interactive story rather than ILM-worthy graphics, and actively discourages chatting about your life outside the game. It emphasizes multimedia, beautiful graphics and emergent relationships. Yet both platforms exist because the creators wanted to play in a particular type of environment and couldn't find it, so they built it.
Creating a world where people want to stay – and pay – is a huge challenge, in part because it's out of your control.
Some contests are entirely impromptu, like the "who can tell the best BDSM story" game that arose in chat one day, resulting in two residents receiving 25,000 "JOI bucks" for their stories even though it was not an official event.
Patric says most newcomers to Sociolotron cancel their accounts within a day or two.
"The people who stay are a great asset to the community."Badgirl believes that one of the biggest mistake designers can make "is to tell the residents 'this is what the community is and this is what you're going to do.' The most important feature is the people," she says. It's not your community."Many of JOI's events and contests emerge from the chat rooms.
A running joke about capturing other people's panties led to a panty-collecting game with in-world cash awards and prizes.