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    On second thought…

    Posted by
    December 15th, 2012 5:20 am

    After reading some of the responses to my NSFW and not OK for minors post about a hentai game I posted HERE (NSFW), I’ve decided that no matter how nicely I step around it, I’m going to have an impossible time balancing “Villain” and “Totally-consensual and non-offensive-sex-acts.”

    I think even if I take the long-standing-in-hentai-tradition theme of rape out completely and just try to make a funny hentai game, some people will still be offended and I will lose ratings. I don’t want that.

    So, I’m taking the community response to heart and shelving this idea for when it isn’t for a contest and when people who don’t like it are less likely to encounter it.

    Does this mean I’m out? HELL NO!

    I have loads of time before the Jam ends! :D

    5 Responses to “On second thought…”

    1. jonbro says:

      good job, glad you made this decision… I don’t want you to feel like rape games are off limits, and I hope you get the chance to make one at some point. I think that GR is a totally amazing example of the genre, and more games like that one should be made. The difference is that it comments on the conditions of rape culture rather than perpetuating it. I am sure that their are other games that handle it well.

      - http://jeepen.org/games/gr/

      • Jedi says:

        Hey man, I can read between the lines, and I want to set the record straight. My game does NOT perpetuate “Rape culture” (whatever that is) and nor do I. This idea that things you do in videogames makes you more likely to do them or less sensitive to them in real life has always been bullshit and it’s got to go.

        • Jedi says:

          I think that was really the artistic point of this game that was trying to make itself. I only just now realized it. I’m still leaving it shelved until you don’t need to be the villain.

    2. Jedi says:

      I still don’t understand why you think it’s OK if a tentacle monster does the raping, which WAS my intended direction, for the record, but yeah. I’m done with this.

      • jonbro says:

        oh, I guess I just meant if the in game fiction was like a cool sex party where you went to go to have consensual sex with tentacle monsters… so the tentacle monster would just be like a lady in a costume or something.

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