A game that developers call Steam’s first 100 percent uncensored 18+ game is all geared up to strike the popular gaming platform on Friday, with the complete package of nudity and sexual interactions that were formerly barred by black bars.
As Steam revised its policies, Negligee: Love Stories was previously a part of stimulating “visual novels” and other games that were held up for approval or removed from the service recently owing to its sexually explicit content on the store. The developers then directed players to the other websites to download patches to remove those black censor bars that the developers had implied to make their games eligible for Steam.
However, now Negligee developer Dharker Studios claim that an unrestricted version of the game has gained green signal from the steam review process and the cherry on the cake is it will be available without any requirement for patching on Friday, September 14.
Although the game will not be appreciated by everybody concerning its adult content.
Back in June, Valve announced that it will not allow any such thing on Steam that the users will despise or find gross. However, adult games were still put on hold since the company was working on new filtering tools that will stop users from coming across these adult games unintentionally.
The “Adult Only” category rolled out last week and is turned on by default for Steam users indicating that games like Negligee or sexually explicit content will not pop up randomly in user’s recommendation list until and unless the filter is unchecked in the Store Preference settings.
Besides the filters, Valve also made it mandatory for the developers to provide a brief description about the content of the game like “sexual or violent content” to caution and provide more information to the users while browsing the store. Valve wrote, “We think the context of how content is presented is important and giving a developer a place to describe and explain what’s in their game gives you even more information when browsing and considering a purchase. Loading up the NSFW Steam page for Negligee: Love Stories requires users to log in and read through a detailed description of the game’s explicit content before seeing the full store listing or purchasing the game. That description includes warnings of “illustrations featuring nudity, undressing, and sexual interactions… themes relating to pressured sexual relationships… [and] themes relating to abusive marriages and adultery.”
Surprisingly enough, Valve’s Steam Direct guidelines continue to list “pornography” as one of the types of content that aren’t eligible to be published on Steam with the tag of “content that is intended to disgust or shock viewers or patently offensive.” This discrepancy raises a question that is there any difference between disallowed “obscene” content and allowable “adult” content on the platform and exactly how that line is to be determined.