For those who don’t know, Steam has recently informed a number of small, independent game creators and companies that they need to censor their games – or have them removed from Steam (I found out about this in this thread on reddit). Games like HuniePop are among them, or Mutiny, which features writing from one of our own community scribes. Many of these folks worked with Valve to ensure they were in compliance with Valve’s policies, going so far as to send art assets to contacts within the company to ensure they weren’t crossing any lines.
I don’t know how much truth there is to it, but I’m hearing that a religious group has taken credit for it – and claimed to have been running a campaign in Valve’s direction for years with this aim. Fuck that noise.
Mutiny’s Devs have put their game on sale for $1 in the meantime. So if you like VNs on steam, maybe support them, and if Valve doesn’t change course – I’ll be trying to compile some alternative stores that are willing to handle risque games like this, even if they aren’t outright porn.