Valve: Steam Do Not Give the Green Light to Adult Game
Despite Steam Greenlight being a lace where indie developers can come and flog their wares, it seems that Valve, purveyors of some of the finest video game violence of all time, thinks that erotica is a step too far.
Indie game “Seduce Me” is an adult themed roleplaying game, where players can select lines of dialogue with a bevvy of various electronic beauties and then sit back and enjoy animated cut scenes of an adult theme. Valve spokesperson cum (it’s a thing, stop laughing) moral saviour, Doug Lombardi, stated that ”Steam has never been a leading destination for erotic material. Greenlight doesn’t aim to change that.”
But obviously the game’s developers are somewhat upset that their game has been pulled. ”We submitted the game on Thursday, when Steam Greenlight launched,” explained co-founder of No Reply Games, Miriam Bellard (yes, that’s her name, no sniggering at the back). “[Valve] took it down almost straight away,” she said.
The fact is, this is not the sort of game that I would personally want to play, and I fully acknowledge Valve’s right to dictate what they sell, but I cannot see the harm in having it on the books. With the sort of violent content that is available on Steam, why are Valve worried about a little erotica damaging their brand? Are graphic sex scenes worse than graphic violence in terms of damaging a brand? And why are Americans so uptight about a bit of sex, us Europeans don’t understand? Anyway, what do you guys think about this? Are you grateful to Valve for carefully guarding your morality? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.