As a game lover, what will you spend money on it except game itself? Yes, game characters’ costumes! For example, Widowmaker’s swimsuit in Overwatch is one of my favorite summer costumes released this summer. I have spent a lot of money to get this costume.
Seems the most popular costumes will always be sex ladies’ swimsuit, lingeries or underwear! Especially when summer is coming, lots of games will release some sexy summer costumes. And of course, I always try to collect them all.
If you want your product go into market and circulation widely, underwear is the best way to attract people isn’t it? But are these sexy costumes existing when games development just getting started? What are the first underwear in game looked like?
There is several rules of the Internet, and no.34 rule said: There is porn of it. No exceptions. It’s human nature. So, when games were invented, people were already thinking how to attract consumers by pron. But if you want a nonadult game sell out, you couldn’t put some naked women on it right? So, sexy underwear in games become the best way to solve this problem.
The earliest underwear in game I can find was came from Japan in 1980s, they simply painted some lines into different color from game character’s body to represent underwear.
The following picture is an Europe adult game called Custer's Revenge developed by Atari 2600 in 1982. Do you notice that all these characters are naked?
At that time, lots of Japan game companies try to get profit from adult game field and Koei is the best of them. Yes, Koei, the company which developed Dynasty Warriors Series. But back to that period, they also need adult elements to gain money.
And I must say, they really did a good job. Compare to Custer's Revenge, the graphic is much better and you also can change the color of bikini in this game. It’s a big step for mankind!
Then came to 1990s, graphics become better and the underwear also become more fashionable, like Silk pajamas or lace also appeared in games.
But in the early 90s, most Japanese adult games just show some images or sentences to players.
With the development of games, some RPG games, Fighting games and even FPS games have characters wear underwear. Although looks not that good as images, but that means underwear in games come from static to dynamic.
Typical games like Street Fighters and King of Fight have many famous characters like Chun-Li or
Mai Shiranui. These female characters are always my dream lover when I was young. And I play Chun-Li again and again, just want to see her underwear.
Of course, Capcom won’t lose the opportunity to earn some money, so they also product official Chun-Li underwear for players. Don’t forget to buy one for your girlfriend.
In 2000s, games developed rapidly and many fantastic games released. But sometimes these great games of course won’t focus on underwear. Then players invented MODs. You may have heard about The Elder Scrolls before, players developed countless fantastic underwear mods (and naked mod of course) in The Elder Scrolls V.
And in many MMO games, underwear become one of the selling points. “A3” is regard as the first adult MMO games in Korean. Then lots of Korean games inspired by this game start to add sexy elements into their games.
A sexy Korean MMO game called Mabinogi: Heroes which also been called Bra Heroes in China because of the countless underwear costumes. This game company even would hold a underwear show before game release conference. And they not only sell these underwear in games but also in real-life which become main income of this game. You can feel it by following image.
Black Desert developed by PearlAbyss is another game good at underwear costumes. I don’t if you guys like these kinds of underwear or not.
In summaries, the development of underwear in game is also the development of games itself. From several pixels to sexy and fashion underwear in games, underwear represents the growth of game technology and Aesthetic level of players. The pursuit of sexy underwear is the same as the pursuit of high quality of games, we will never stop chasing better underwear in games！