In 1982, Japan's Koei, founded by husband-and-wife team Yoichi and Keiko Erikawa (and later known for strategy video games), released the first erotic computer game with sexually explicit graphics, Night Life, Also in 1982, the video game company Mystique released three unlicensed games for the Atari 2600; Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Custer's Revenge, and Bachelor Party.
The games were noted for their negative reception, particularly Custer's Revenge for its depiction of (what was perceived as) General Custer raping Native American women.
The inclusion of sex and nudity in video games has been a controversial topic since the early days of the industry.
While many video games have used scantily clad images or characters to sell or enhance games, some go further, using sex acts or nudity as a character motivation, in-game reward, or simply as a gameplay element.
With CD-ROM and multimedia based games in the 1990s, most adult games featured video clips with limited interactivity.1983 saw the release of another Atari 2600 game, X-Man.X-man features the player as a nude man working through a maze toward a pink door in the center, past antagonistic crabs, teeth and scissors.Early eroge usually had simplistic stories and extreme sexual content, such as rape.These factors often led to widespread condemnation from the Japanese media.