More Fallout from the Hot Coffee Scandal: the International Game Developers Association Form Sex Group

The Internet Patrol - Patrolling the Internet for You

The scandal over the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas so-called “Hot Coffee mod” continues to have a ripple effect on the gaming industry, and not necessarily all as negative as the lawsuit by the grandmother who bought GTA:SA for her 14-year old grandson.

For example, the International Game Developer’s Association has announced this week that they have formed a special “Sex Interest Group”. While this has been slated for about a year, there can be little doubt that the Hot Coffee press helped the timeline.


According to the IGDA’s press release:

“A Sex Special Interest Group (Sex SIG) has formed within the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) to address the challenges and possibilities for adult content within games. The Sex SIG, which has been in the making since the 2005 Game Developers Conference last March, will provide an outlet where information can be shared among developers and those who wish to enter the field.

“The Sex SIG will serve as an arena for developers to address the issues and challenges facing the use of adult sexual content in video games,” said Brenda Brathwaite, Sex SIG Chair/Founder and Lead Designer on Playboy: The Mansion from Cyberlore Studios. “Our main objective is to encourage responsible development.”

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
Click for amount options
Other Amount:
What info did you find here today?:

 

The Sex SIG will serve as a source for related industry news and will provide an online discussion forum and mailing list to promote developer interaction. The group is also working on several initiatives to fortify adult content representation, including conference lectures and white papers outlining responsible development practices and how to promote appropriate access to content.
“Sexual content in video games is not a new phenomenon,” said Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director, IGDA. “Recent events are merely intensifying the attention to the topic, further validating the need for developers to connect on these issues.”

For more information on the IGDA’s Sex SIG, please visit: http://www.igda.org/sex”

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
Click for amount options
Other Amount:
What info did you find here today?:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.