Redditor buys 80s Mac from Craiglist, stumbles upon a hidden porn game

Redditor buys 80s Mac from Craiglist, stumbles upon a hidden porn game

When Redditor wowbobwow copped a cheap, battered 1980s Macintosh SE off of Craiglist with the intention of giving it a quick fix, he did not expect to come across an X-rated surprise hidden in the computer’s hard drive.

Eagerly browsing through the Mac’s files, wowbobwow stumbled upon a folder named ‘America Online’ which didn’t contain anything related to the erstwhile internet service; instead, he found a cheeky piece of software called ‘MacPlaymate’.

The app was an ‘interactive erotica’ game created by software designer and comic book artist Mike Saenz in 1986.

In times when pornography was still a rarity, MacPlaymate provided a novel experience that no other app could offer.

Designed as an interactive porn scene simulator, the game invited players to fulfill their sexual fantasies with an animated character called Maxie. Players had the option to use various sex toys on Maxie and watch her engage in heated scenes with other characters.

And in case an unexpected visitor walked in on you while playing, ‘MacPlaymate’ also included a ‘panic’ button that would immediately hide your ‘activities’ by pulling up a fake spreadsheet on your screen.

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Back in the day, the game quickly became a hot topic, causing numerous protests over its insensitive portrayal of women.

In fact, its popularity was so immense that at the time the New York Times even suggested it might’ve driven up Mac sales to some degree.

Even our managing editor Boris is familiar with ‘MacPlayermate’ – the software was installed on every computer at the art school he studied at.

You can check out the rest of the images wowbobwow took of ‘MacPlaymate’ here or watch this NSFW demo of the game here.

Alternatively, you can venture into the realm of ancient digital pornography by trying ‘MacPlaymate’ out for yourself with this Mac repository.

via Gizmodo

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