Legendarily bad sex game BoneTown is returning to Steam

Four low-poly models of women in supposedly sexy poses
(Image credit: D-Dub Software)

In 2008 two college graduates who watched too much South Park graced videogames with BoneTown, a game that looked at the Hot Coffee mod for GTA: San Andreas and said, "What if that was half the game? And there are no cars so you have to laboriously walk everywhere?" Though the sex game was originally distributed via their website, BoneTown did make it onto Steam via Greenlight back in 2013, albeit in a censored version without nudity called BoneTown: Mature Edition.

This summer it will return, uncensored, as BoneTown: The Second Coming Edition. According to the developers, D-Dub Software, "this re-release has given us another crack at the game many of you have played and loved for years now--and yeah, we went a little overboard. So much so that we decided this isn't the same BoneTown anymore." Apparently they'll explain what makes it different "soon".

Back in the day, Dan Stapleton played BoneTown for us, saying, "Nobody should buy it on its merits as a game; it's obviously a low-budget production, with poor animation, clumsy art and not much by the way of mechanics." He found it more boring than shocking, and summed up with, "Overall, I'd say the most shocking thing about it is that it suffers from a surprising design oversight: the controls require two hands to operate."

(Thanks for the tip, Tobias.)

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.