Recently, I interviewed NSFW Games founder and adult game developer Mike Avery. Avery’s first adult published is Glory Hole Arcade– a wonderfully designed, developed, drawn, and delivered mobile adult games. The adult game market is already small, and even more so for mobile games. So we were incredibly happy when we first heard of Glory Hole Arcade, and are thrilled to offer this mobile adult game in our app store. If you haven’t given this game a run, download it today for Android in the MiKandi Adult App Store. You won’t regret it!

Read on to learn more about Glory Hole Arcade, game development, and what’s in store for NSFW Games.

Tell us a little about NSFW Games.

Well, it’s mostly me with the occasional open minded developer helping out. It’s tough to find collaborators on adult games and I’m also a bit of a control freak. If lots of people buy Glory Hole Arcade (hint hint) I might be able to hire someone else!

How did the team come together?

We just stroked it very carefully. Actually, it took a while to find the perfect artist for this game. I worked with two other artists before I found Penerotic who had the right filthy style. This was his first game and it worked out really well. You can see more of his stuff on Patreon and DeviantArt.

Is Glory Hole Arcade your first game?

GHA is the first adult game that I’ve published. I’ve made a few other games as an indie and I’ve worked on AAA and mobile games at a few studios. I also do a lot of game jams which are a great way to explore different ideas. I worked with Thrixxx for a few years and learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t in a sex simulator. I also run a (shameless plug) review site called Sex Gamer Reviews where I write lots of filthy words.

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What did you learn from the experience?

That even scoping a large project down to something that seems simple is a fuck of a lot of work. There is a lot of blood in that game. It feels good to have it out now and be getting great feedback on it.

What tools and software did you use to create the game?

The game was created in the Unity engine which is a fantastic environment to work in. It’s mostly 2D with some 3D elements like the dicks thrown in. I also use Maya, Photoshop and lots of “research”. I would encourage anyone who wants to make games to take Unity into the back room and have your way with it.

How did you come up with the idea?

Well, I really wanted to make something specifically for MiKandi and Android as it seemed like a great opportunity to reach a mobile audience for adult games. I know that nothing like this could ever exist on an Apple device without jailbreaking it. I originally wanted to make a blow job game which turned into sort of a “whack-a- mole” game in a glory hole setting. That evolved into “glory hole story” which was sort of an RPG version of the game. You start out living in the back room of an adult bookstore and work your way through life trying to upgrade to better shifts and eventually getting an education or hitting the streets. It was actually kind of bleak and humorous at the same time. I worked on that for a while and finally made the decision to scope the game back as it was going to take too long to complete. So that’s how I ended up focusing on the arcade version. I would still like to make the full RPG version and I’ve had a lot of feedback from people who would like to see it.

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You turned to reddit for feedback during development. How was that experience?

It was pretty good. I was really hoping to get some people to play the game while it was in production so I could get some quality playtesting. It’s really hard to find people in real life to test an adult game unless you have a lot of really open minded friends. I ran a contest on reddit where I gave away Android versions to whoever could get a certain high score and that went pretty well. After the game was released on MiKandi I decided to put the web version on NewGrounds and that really took off. The community there is super hardcore and vocal. They played the hell out of the game and gave me incredibly useful feedback that I incorporated into the updated version. That updated version is on MiKandi as well now.

Do you have plans to create more adult games?

Absolutely. I love adult games.

What is your next project?

I haven’t completely decided yet. I tend to work on a lot of projects simultanously. I’m tempted to work on the RPG version of Glory Hole Arcade or an in-between version where you can spend your earnings on stuff between shifts. That would probably follow the “free-to-play” model. I have another game that I’ve been working on for a few years that is fully 3D set in an office environment. It’s kind of like running a porn company but better. I’m also working on a PG virtual reality game for the HTC Vive right now and I’m working with a company called Metaverse XXX that is doing virtual reality porn. Fun fact: if you check out their VR blog you can see me playing GHA as the “legs” in the video.

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