Kimochi | A Heart For Adult Game Developers


KarmaSutra by New York-based indie studio Top Hats, is an intense, erotic RPG with visual novel interactions and a rich, detailed, open world. So far it is the most successful game at Kimochi, reaching its goal by 268 percent.

Kimochi Red Light | The First Adult Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated To 18+ Games.

Kimochi (気持ち) is a Japanese word meaning ‘feeling’, ‘mood’ or ‘sensation’. Kimochi has been widely disseminated among American Manga fans due to its use in hentai anime/games and ero films, where it is often said by female characters. It this context it translates as ‘It feels good’ or ‘It’s good’.
Kimochi Red Light aims to become a “Feel Good” haven for game developers who can’t crowdfund their projects on platforms like kickstarter due to strict “No Adult Content” policies. The non-profit platform, that started a couple of weeks ago, is the brainchild of Nutaku, an online game portal with a focus on the growing world of adult gaming. The company transformed from a one game page into a major portal within only two years, reaching now 25M+ visitors each month. Such a huge audience means an ever-growing demand for new content, thus creating a win-win situation for Nutaku and the independent developers.

Adult Crowdfunding of 18+ Games by Kimochi. Work in progress screenshot from Girls on tanks.
A lot of programming is required to bring the manga maidens to life. An adult crowdfunding like kimochi is essential for independent game developers to make their ideas “reality”. A work in progress still from “Girls On Tanks”.

From Adult Crowdfunding To Adult Gaming.

Nutaku builds a bridge between Asian manga and a mostly Western/North-American  audience by offering a wide selection of English Hentai games. With its adult crowdfunding platform Kimochi, Nutaku has created a streamlined road from the idea to the final online game, and, in a charming move, does not take any commission or fee from the funding of the campaigns.

Similiar to the mothership, Kimochi features mostly Hentai games, visual novels and RGP games with teasing titles like KarmaSutra, Dimlight City: Brothel Builder or Girls on Tanks.  Some campaigns are expanding existing games like Echo Tokyo: Phoenix. By now 6 out of 16 campaigns have beeen fully funded, some up to 268 percent. Like on their tame counterparts, Angels, as backers are called here, receive several specials if they support a project. Beyond the game itself, online or physical, are many rewards that may become collectors items, figurines of the sexy heroines, sketches, art works, and, of course, dakimakuras (抱き枕), the long love pillows portraying life-size pictures of the anime characters. Other bonuses include the chance to name a politician in a game, attend a life drawing class or even the stay in a real brothel.

Adult Crowdfunding of 18+ Games by Kimochi. Screenshot from Forest Fortress.
Rika, the Sqirrel-girl is confident that Forest Fortress will be funded.

Wether Kimochi will become a huge creative hub or not, it is great to see a new way for indie developers to create sexy content that goes beyond the limits of the global players. A clever step for Nutaku to become the steam of adult games and a frolic place to get a first sneak on the hentai heroines of the future.
A non-profit red light district, what else can you expect.

Adult Crowdfunding of 18+ Games by Kimochi.