One of the most amazing things about technology is the way it can be adapted to work with us and for us — and this is never more evident than in the world of webcam.
Recently whilst at EroticonUK, I heard about a cammer who had used a teledildonic butt plug in a unique way to create content for her room. I was so intrigued I tracked the model down, as well as the developer who made the technology possible for her.
The Model and the Teledildonticist
Kyle Machulis is an engineer and developer — he calls himself a teledildonticist, specializing in sex tech and reverse engineering sex toys to make applications work for people. He runs the “Buttpluggin’ with qDot” channel on YouTube.
Machulis has experimented with connecting teledildonics and video games using the rumble pack function of a game controller. This is done using the Game Vibration Router (GVR) this sends the rumble messages from the game to the toy instead of the controller.
Riley Scarlett is a U.S.-based cam model. After hearing about GVR, she was keen to try Machulis’ technology within her camming. Riley wanted to make it interactive with her fan club members and viewers.
She said: “I decided to play Rocket League because it causes lots of rumbles, and my viewers could play it with me. I used GVR to connect my Lovense Domi to Rocket League. Basically, whatever would make the controller rumble makes the toy rumble.”
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— Riley Scarlett (@rileyscarlett_) March 30, 2018
Buttplug Game Hack!
Scarlett works on Chaturbate, and you can’t show video game play on this platform. She got around this by using Steam.
“I streamed the game on my Steam, so my Steam friends could see the game footage separately,” she explained. “My fan club members got to play the game with me on Steam in a private match — this way everyone was of legal age and consenting. Other viewers watched me on Chaturbate playing and getting buzzed by the game. It was a lot of fun!”
Scarlett has managed to find a way to allow a different scale of ways to use the tech, further incentivizing viewers to join her fan club for a chance to play against her, whilst still allowing regular viewers the chance to enjoy the results.
When asked how the game worked as a method of multiplay in this way, she explained: “In Rocket League, whenever someone runs into your car, scores a goal or you run into something, the toy vibrates. So, some of my members were all driving their cars into me just to make the toy go off! But some of them were just so into the game they just kept scoring and playing it like normal! The show lasted a long time, probably about eight hours — it was a blast, and let’s just say the GVR software made me a terrible Rocket League Player.”
When asked what inspired her to want to use GVR in her camming, she explained: “I’ve always been really into video games. I’ve played them my whole life, obsessively at times. (I was one of those people that played World of Warcraft far too much.) Now I play a lot more casually. I already thought it would be cool to play on cam, but I didn’t want to just sit there with a game, especially because you can’t show the screen.”
“It wasn’t interactive enough,” she continued. “Then I found Kyle through Twitter, and I chatted him up about coding. The I found out about his Buttplug.io project and the GVR. I was extremely interested because it combined something I love with my favorite part of camming — interacting with people.”
But do people like this? How was the Rocket League show was received by Riley’s viewers, we wondered.
“There isn’t a lot of room for creativity and difference on there,” she explained, “but the people in my room — new and old viewers — thought it was awesome. They were all really intrigued and kept saying ‘This is the future!'”
— Riley Scarlett (@rileyscarlett_) April 2, 2018
What does this mean for cam?
This exciting twist on traditional cam show is a great example of reverse engineering working for cammers. It offers a whole new level of interaction between the model and their audience.
So, what does the future hold for Scarlett, Machulis and innovative, interactive play?
“I’m going to be doing another one of these shows on nood.tv, and I think that will work better as a platform for this kind of thing and they also let you show the video game screen,” she shared.
“I love being part of the leading edge of this kind of tech. I am now officially the first person to do teledildonic Rocket League and the first to do it as a live show. I’m going to do Rez Infinite next, and Kyle said this is a good one with the GVR. There are lots of games that can work well with this technology. My fan club members have been asking when we can play Rocket League again!”
Katy Seymour is a super-sex-positive writer in the U.K. who believes kink is life. Email her at email@example.com.
Image via Rita Godoy.