Tender Loving Care, the FMV erotic thriller that wanted you to think it was intellectual smut

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett (opens in new tab) wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random games back into the light. This week, a trip back to a time when it felt like multimedia could do anything. And would often give it a try, whether it was a good idea or not…

Villains love to try and get inside your head. Tender Loving Care just does it for kicks. It’s a game! It’s a movie! What does that mean? That it’s better not to get too excited, even if it did come from the creators of Uncle Henry’s Mindblowers—a game said to have only sold 176 copies worldwide, and thus in the running for least successful commercial game of all time. Oh, and they also made The 7th Guest. That was cool in its day. This erotic thriller, though? Not so much, though it would at least hate for you to think it’s just dumb smut. It’s very intellectual dumb smut, damn it!

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