lectronice → works

unpa pona

A Toki Pona adult text game

Sextual game in a 120-word conlang → abandoned (February 2021)

A few days ago, I woke up with the weird idea of an erotic text game using only Toki Pona. Yeah, don't even ask. However, the more I thought about it, the less silly it started to sound...

Toki Pona being a language with no gender, no plural, and very few words, it is ambiguity-heavy and relies mainly on context to create meaning. Sex scenes descriptions would be naturally open to a wide range of interpretations given the number of characters, their gender, their race, their appearance... not to mention the scenery and the world around them.

Two players could imagine two entirely different scenes, leading to some clearly surreal and possibly hilarious situations. With a little luck, it may even feel actually erotic for someone. Who knows?

I posted about it on Mastodon. Of course, some people showed interest. So, I'm doing it, even if it goes far beyond my confort zone. It should be a lot of fun.

I made a Gemini dev blog for the game.

While I'd still like to explore this concept in the future, a sudden burst of voxelated inspiration has taken over and I'm currently working on the very different Ma Kasi Insa instead.