Retro FPS Ultrakill, which got here out in early entry a pair years in the past, now has a function that I can safely say I’ve by no means seen in one other shooter. Its developer launched an “official mod” right this moment which provides assist for open source software program that can be utilized to regulate the vibration of Xbox controllers and different units. As its identify makes apparent, the software program, referred to as buttplug.io, is principally meant to be used with these different vibrating units.
The Ultrakill mod itself is known as “UKbutt,” and might be downloaded from Github, where you will additionally discover transient directions for its set up and use. It appears just like the mod requires some fundamental software program tinkering information, however nothing too sophisticated for a motivated participant. As soon as put in, UKbutt can be utilized to set off vibrations within the consumer’s machine of alternative based mostly on what’s taking place in Ultrakill. The presently supported vibration triggers are display screen shake, weapon firing, motion (“dashing, sliding, and so forth”), and menu haptics.
UKbutt was made by buttplug.io lead Kyle “qDot” Machulis and Ultrakill programmer PITR this week after a YouTube creator, Shammy, jokingly requested the function on Twitter. Ultrakill creator Hakita replied to Shammy’s tweet to say that it will be potential with a mod, qDot joined the thread, and now right here we’re: It is actual.
Arguably, Ultrakill has merely gotten a traditional videogame function: controller rumble assist. Apart from the Xbox controller, nonetheless, not one of the units buttplug.io is suitable with are game controllers I’ve ever heard of. That features the Wearable Butterfly, the Lipstick Bullet, the Yellow Hen, the Magic Bunny, the Bean Sprout, the Telescopic Prostate Massager, and the Fancy Clamshell.
Ultrakill’s intercourse toy assist hasn’t been a wholly severe endeavor, but it surely’s one thing we’re positive to see extra of. As Kotaku mentioned in Might, buttplug.io has been used unofficially with different video games this yr, and controlling intercourse toys with video games is hardly an enormous conceptual leap from the existence of rumble controllers, which have all the time unofficially been dual-use objects. I feel Steam opening as much as grownup video games a couple of years in the past marked the beginning of a brand new period for intercourse and video games: Most massive publishers stay cautious, however there’s rather a lot occurring within the indie intercourse game and now peripheral scene. We’re actually a great distance away from cable information pundits going right into a frenzy as a result of they noticed Mass Impact characters lustily clip via one another’s our bodies.
As for Ultrakill’s relationship with intercourse, it is a shooter about blood-powered robots invading hell in quest of extra blood. That is not a premise I personally affiliate with horniness, however David Cronenberg might in all probability get a film out of the concept.