So I was playing Stellaris the other day and while I was in the midst of removing a hostile empire’s Capital world I decided to browse the wiki while I waited for my troop transports to arrive. While I was scrolling through, I found a wonky event chain that had a plant releasing pheromones that made the population significantly lazier. So my brain naturally began thinking of all the potential weight-gain related things (mind alteration, unwilling wg, etc) that were going on in that planet. After dismissing this as me being an (admitably) unnecessarily horny scalie, I continued browsing the wiki for other cool things to try and figure out.
I eventually made my way to the Preset Empires tab, where I decided to browse for potential Empires to do my next playthrough on. About 3/4 of the way down, however, I saw one empire that drew my attention substantially: a machine Empire. Ive played these Empires before, but always as a terminator-esque destroyer of everything. This empire, however, was a bunch of machine servants that had (quite accidentally, according to the wiki) made their creators pampered, docile, and completely reliant on their robot “servants”.
It was at this point the realization hit me that maybe it wasnt entirely my fault that my brain drifted towards a certain few pieces of literature and even fetish-related games Ive seen in the past. And that maybe, just maybe this stuff was on the verge of falling down a huge rabbit hole.
So this got me thinking, if and empire-building sim which has very little actual viewing capacity of the people in the game can have this borderline fetish content, what’s stopping other games from having this stuff accidentally (or even intentionally) implemented into their games?
Am I just going crazy? I seriously hope Im not the only person who’s ever thought of this.
EDIT: Grammar because Im dumb