Want to know what the best sex games for Mac computers are?
Compared to Windows based games, Mac users have far less choice when it comes to which titles they can download. Most developers for sex games release a single version which is designed for use on Windows only, figuring that Mac users can access them using a specifically engineered solution such as BootCamp. However, there are some good sex games which work in a native Mac environment.
In this guide, we take a look at which sex games are available for Mac and which ones offer the best erotic gameplay.
Sex Games & Apple: The Forbidden Fruit?
There is a dearth of sex games for Mac computers and the reasons for this are twofold; popularity of Apple vs Windows and a restrictive distribution policy enforced by Apple.
Despite Apple’s success and more wide-spread uptake over the last two decades, the company still has a much lower share of the market when it comes to the OS market. In 2016, the dominant worldwide choice of operating system for web developers was Windows (52.2%) with Apple’s Mac OS representing just over half at 26.2%. Some of this reticence to develop games for Apple is down to the fact that the system specs for PC graphics are often far superior to those of a Mac, particularly those owned by serious gamers.
The video game distribution platform, Steam, published figures in January 2017 which showed that Windows still dominates the world of desktop games with 95.79% of the games that are played regularly using Microsoft’s OS. Whilst these trends continue, it is unlikely that producers will spend as much money developing games for the Mac.
When it comes to the development of adult orientated games, Apple has long had a policy on the kind of content that it allows for use and distribution with its operating systems. Developers for the Mac, iPhone and iPad who wish to use authorized channels to distribute their games still have to comply with guidelines that explicitly prohibit pornographic material.
Despite the restrictions on both development and distribution, there are still some good sex games for Mac computers. Users can also use Apple’s own BootCamp software to partition their hard drive and run a version of Windows in order to play non-Mac content.
The Best Sex Games for Mac OS
Users over the age of 18 can access adult orientated areas of this popular virtual world, including adult clubs, adult role-playing areas and adult venues.
It is estimated that about 20% of the game is used for sexual activities and these vary from classic heterosexual to fetish, LGBT and third gender to masturbation.
Second Life works well in a Mac OS environment and is the world’s most popular virtual world with millions of registered users globally.
A basic membership, whilst free, won’t get you access to the adult content you want so you will need to subscribe at a cost of $9.95 and verify your age.
Virtual Encyclopaedia of Sex
Developed by Artmunk Media in association with Playgirl, the Virtual Encyclopedia of Sex is an instructional sex game for Mac computers. It features the talents of sexologist, Dr. Jayne Waxman and uses the skills of sex therapist Dr. Alan Manewitz to bring you a 3D world of sex.
The gameplay isn’t all that but the graphics and interface are great. You can set-up your own fully customisable couple and explore a huge variety of sexual positions to achieve special features. There are some highly detailed actions in the game and you can enjoy multiple camera positions.
The best part of this game is that it is also educational and with the help of (optional) narration from the resident sexologist, you might just learn a thing or two on technique.
The game is available to download from Artmunk for Mac OS X for $29.99.
Yareel is a 3D virtual sex world which allows you to talk dirty to and have sex with other players. You can customize your own avatar and enjoy dozens of sex styles and positions.
The graphics are okay but the audio could do with some work; after a while, it gets repetitive.
Free game play is limited but VIP members get access to more features including a wider choice of customization and more sexual positions. Members can also voice-chat with other users and receive virtual currency to use in the game.
There are an estimated 400,000 registered users with around 50% of these being deemed as active on the game. However, only around 15,000 of these are ever active over a 24-hour period.
VIP membership costs $9.95 per month or you can but a full year for $29.95.
A game available from the popular digital distributor, Steam, Frisky Business is an animated simulation game. You take on the role of Mr Frisk, a private detective whose strange world you can navigate and explore. Develop relationships along the way with sexy colleagues and navigate around the mystery of the killer clowns.
The game costs $3.99 and can be downloaded for Mac.
This role-playing game where you take control of an anime style sex cam business allows you to explore the world of camming. A sort of management role playing game mixed with simulation, HunieCam studio is distributed by Steam and is surprisingly addictive.
Reviews are very positive and reflect the range of features, great graphics and rewarding gameplay.
Recruit new models, direct the action and attract the attention of customers to build your empire. Beware that you don’t ignore the needs of your girls so make sure you keep them happy too.
You can download the game for mac for just $4.99.
Itch.io is a software distribution platform for independent games and has five NSFW games available for download for Mac users. They are very basic in design but offer a couple of options for adult games. The current titles offered are:
- My Strange Sis: Erotic visual novel based game.
- Tales of Androgyny: Role playing adventure game with sexual content.
- Monster Girl Island: Visual novel based game with lewd monsters.
- Poke Abby: Interactive sex game for ‘magically gifted beings’.
- Lewdest Labyrinth: Role playing dungeon crawler game.
Also worth checking out is the Boy’s Love title, Chess of Blades. Available on Itch.io and developed by Argent Games, the game is the result of a Kickstarter campaign in 2017. It’s an all-male fantasy visual novel adventure but is a very good game with some excellent graphics and erotic scenes.
It’s not the most graphically rewarding game on this list. In fact, the only erotic content is in the words you read on the screen but Onyx is a fun little hybrid of Monopoly and a choose your own adventure game. Like Monopoly, you move around a board buying up properties and paying or charging rent for your portfolio. However, you can opt to work for your rent instead of paying in cash. By work, we mean sexual encounters. Action cards let you decide what happens next and the things that other players can do to you.
The cards can all be edited and personalized.
Browser Based Games
Of course, there are plenty of games which will work in a browser so you don’t need to worry about whether you have a Mac or Windows to enjoy them. Here is our selection of the best adult games you can play in your browser:
- Adult Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Batballs: Hard Knight Rises
- Call of Booty
- Flower Knight Girl
- Grand Fuck Auto
- Kamihime Project
- Life Selector
Throw Open the Window(s)
Don’t forget that any of the most popular sex games for Windows can be played on a Mac using a number of methods:
- BootCamp: Apple’s own software enables you to partition your hard drive so you can install Windows on your Mac. It does require a reboot when you switch between the two operating systems so can get a bit tedious. However, it is a stable way of running Windows games.
- Parallels: Allows you to virtualize a Windows environment on your Mac. Useful for many games but can throw up issues with connecting peripherals.
- VMWare Fusion: A virtual machine monitor similar to Parallels.
- Wine: Effectively acting as a translator rather than a virtual environment, Wine offers less of a hit to a game’s performance that some other methods.
You can also play popular games with adult sex mods like Skyrim, The Sims, BoneTown and House Party.
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