tlaero wrote:Some of the most highly regarded AIF games, especially those written by Christopher Cole and Goblin Boy, take place in high school with sub-18 characters. I assume there's a nostalgic aspect to the popularity of these games, since many people have their first sexual experiences in high school. There's probably a minor taboo aspect to them too, since sub-18 is frowned upon, but few people think consensual sexual behavior between high school seniors is terrible (except when their own kids are doing it :-).
I think the guideline you should explore is around why the game has sex with a 15 year old. If it's because of the environment (ie you want to tell a story that takes place in high school), it's probably better than if it's because of the age. In other words, if the goal is to have a 15 year old character, then you might question your motives. What's so important about this character being 15? Is it simply because you want an under age character? That would be pretty questionable. However, if the environment means that the character needs to be 15, a la it takes place in a high school, then there's more leeway.
I think you should ask yourself this. "Is there a reasonable and believable way to do this story with an 18 year old instead of a 15 year old?" If the answer is "no," then you're probably doing it for story reasons, and it's probably okay. If the answer is "yes," then you really need to reflect on why you want a 15 year old in your game.
DiTo wrote:If the script is good, you make it a valid situation and it is obvious the adult is not the one who took the lead you might get a good game. Though it is thin ice.
Mortze wrote:I'd want to write astory about a young teacher getting hired in an exclusive girls boarding school I can't have many options there
Skelaturi wrote:well probaly Mortze's story goes a bit more realistic, but young teacher on a all girl's school.Same setup as BBBen's (Super) Pervert Action: Crisis .
Squeeky wrote:You cite a “gray area”; maybe it’s a minefield?
Squeeky wrote:I realise that you would wish that we should not end up in legalities but in my country the age of consent is 16 y.o.; there would however seem to be some leeway about age disparity.
Squeeky wrote:Personally I am comfortable with adolescent explorations but I doubt that imagery in any format below a country’s legislated standard would not be entertained; acceptable in one but not in another.
Squeeky wrote:a sketch or a photograph may be acceptable in one jurisdiction whilst not in another. In some way this is not dissimilar to what Shark reminded us of when discussing "incest", emanating from the French server (under French law) tolerance was far different to other countries.
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