A bundle of three experimental games based on the theme of homosexuality are now available to download – for free – on Steam.
The three titles – Hurt Me Plenty, Stick Shift and Succulent – are the work of Robert Yang and have previously been available on Itch.
There is still a silly faux-legitimacy of "being on Steam", which means that Valve technically approved of you,” Yang said. You can see this value system at work in the comments of many Steam users who get upset when certain games are allowed on Steam, and I have no doubt that some of them are going to show up on my store page as well… It just goes to show how much work we still have to do as a community.”
Saying that, Radiator 2, as the bundle is called, currently has a ‘Very Positive’ review rating on the site.
I’ve said before that I don’t really care whether people play these games or not (especially when I don’t make any money from it) and what’s more important to me is simply that they exist,” Yang added.
This is one of the primary tenets of the modern gay rights movement: that we must be visible and present, or else we will be erased. It’s important that there’s a gay sex game available on Steam, of all places, and that gesture is now part of the artistic meaning of this work.”
Yang also revealed that to date, Itch downloads for Hurt Me Plenty stand at 51,958. Stick Shift is at 48,175 and Succulent at 34,954.