What is SDT?

Its a porn flash game, right? If its a game, what’s its game play loop? You might say its a sim, it doesn’t have one. But it does.

Its hacking.

What is hacking?

Then I had to figure out how to use the six chopsticks. That was harder. I did not manage well with the left hand, but I succeeded in manipulating all three in the right hand. After a couple of minutes of practice and adjustment, I managed to pick up a piece of food using three sticks converging on it from three different directions, and put it in my mouth.

It didn’t become easy—for practical purposes, using two chopsticks is completely superior. But precisely because using three in one hand is hard and ordinarily never thought of, it has “hack value”, as my lunch companions immediately recognized. Playfully doing something difficult, whether useful or not, that is hacking.

-Richard Stallman.

SDT is a hacking environment.

Much more so than other video game modding scenes because the skills required to make anything work would just so enable you to make content for the game. I was making vanilla content for the game long before I even touched the Loader. Making vanilla content was easier than playing the modded game.

The SDT scene has always been a hacking scene

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