The state of VNs on Steam

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#101 by eacil
2018-10-02 at 19:30
He is right: link
#102 by encrypted12345
2018-10-02 at 19:39
@100 Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with how reliable or unreliable some foreign sources are, which is why I sought out 3 different ones rather than just one.
#103 by ramaladni
2018-10-02 at 21:53
Yes, they purchased Quof's TL and edited it. About Melty's Quest, it's slightly different since they updated their game's content later on.
#104 by encrypted12345
2018-10-03 at 02:14
@104 True. It was already adult only before the update, which is why the dev went ahead and uncensored everything with his update.
#105 by encrypted12345
2018-10-10 at 16:19
Basically MG started going into Steam.

Steam H patch for Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome, paid DLC to upgrade Eden into it's H version (there was a price difference originally), and Evenicle.

Evenicle shows that Steam is willing to accept relatively extreme H-games. It's not Euphoria or Maggots Baits, but arguably some of the content is as extreme as Beat Blades Haruka.
#106 by [deleted]
2018-10-10 at 16:28
#105 Evenicle has some relatively extreme content, but it's nothing too much worse than Melty's or Harem Guid, so I'm not too surprised. I don't think it's as bad as BBH, though. I think some of Steam's payment processors might have issues with the bestiality in that one. Though this does mean that we can look forward to seeing Sengoku Rance on Steam, I suppose.
#107 by encrypted12345
2018-10-10 at 17:14
@106 With Meltys or Harem Guild, you could claim Steam just didn't notice some small dev pushing the envelope. With Evenicle though, MG wouldn't have put it on Steam unless they were mostly certain Steam was okay with it.
#108 by dk382
2018-10-10 at 17:22
Though this does mean that we can look forward to seeing Sengoku Rance on Steam, I suppose.
MG will probably still be reluctant to release Rance on there, or at least not until the waters have been tested some more. Evenicle has some rape but it's not the focus at all, whereas the main focus in the Rance series is rape, with the protagonist being a rapist. These things need to be eased into.Last modified on 2018-10-10 at 17:32
#109 by [deleted]
2018-10-10 at 17:48
#108 They'd probably try to release 6 first, but I can't see too big of a problem with Sengoku. Then again, what do I know? Maybe Evenicle is the limit as far as MangaGamer goes.

On a semi-related note, I wonder how well Sengoku would sell, since most people have already played it and the community seems content to lap up TakaJun's mediocre translations.

Also, I wonder if GIGA will finally allow a release of an English 18+ version of Baldr Sky, since I think Steam was a major sticking point for them and most of the H-scenes are pretty vanilla. I won't hold my breath, though, since GIGA seems to be allergic to good decision-making.
#110 by encrypted12345
2018-10-10 at 18:47
@108 There is Harem Guild which is a outright rape nukige and how there still is a substantial amount of rape in Evenicle even if it's villain driven rather than protagonist driven (if I had to give a percentage, maybe 20%). I don't think Rance is an issue because of that (in practice, modern Rance games tend to be about 50% consensual and 50% nonconsensual)

Rance VI's content isn't a huge deal anymore, though it might be tricky since MG's Rance VI release also came with 5D. I guess 5D could just be free DLC for Rance VI's steam page, but that's still and odd way to go about things. Putting them in separate Steam Store pages and making 5Ds free while VI is the normal price doesn't seem like an option either since 5D isn't freeware in Japan.

Sengoku Rance is probably okay too. The only conceivable sticking point may be the Kou rape scene but that might be fine by Steam standards since they've accepted Gurigura's H-scenes in Evenicle.

@109 Baldr Sky getting an 18+ release would resolve the original event that broke the camel's back for me when it comes to Sekai, but I admittedly still wouldn't buy it because of all of the fuck ups Sekai has done since then.

I personally think Sengoku will sell decently because of the novelty. MG doesn't really need a lot of sales to be satisfied. Even 1k extra sales would be more than enough to justify putting it on Steam.Last modified on 2018-10-10 at 18:52
#111 by sakurakoi
2018-10-10 at 19:59
There is Harem Guild which is a outright rape nukige
Can you call it rape (by deception) if the heroine already fall in the first scene?! I'd at least not call it "outright". Also I'd say being protagonist driven makes a significant difference. I don't think that Rance is not an issue because of that.

Rather Steam is now simply as open as a... er, I am not good/not knowledgeable about which kind of prostitute is the most slutty, sorry~ (mayhaps those celebrities which desperately want scandals to the point where they even encourage the new/internet generation? Yeah, such exist, forgot though who it was who indeed stated that, luckily I forgot)
#112 by [deleted]
2018-10-10 at 20:09
#110 There are games on Steam that can only be bought in a bundle (Half Life: Source comes to mind) so it certainly wouldn't be impossible, even without DLC.

I was wondering how well Sengoku would sell in general, not necessarily just on Steam. It'll probably sell well, since there's a lot of people that'll buy Rance titles just to support the series, and there are people that haven't played SR yet; but I wonder whether it'll match up to the sales numbers of 5D/VI or not.
#113 by trickzzter
2018-10-12 at 02:04
Another Russian developer has been banned from Steam: SunHand Games
Possible reason: fake reviews linkLast modified on 2018-10-12 at 02:04
#114 by rampaa
2018-12-08 at 23:24
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#115 by [deleted]
2018-12-09 at 00:43
#114 no

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#116 by komocakeps
2018-12-09 at 00:51
"child exploitation"

won't someone think of the virtual children?

edit:
"think of the shilldrinzz!!1"

this is more appropriateLast modified on 2018-12-09 at 00:52
#117 by luther
2018-12-17 at 19:19
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Fuck the West and everything they stand for.
#118 by komocakeps
2018-12-17 at 20:10
what terrifies me more is that the fearmongering in this thread became real in just 3 months. rapelay incident 2.0 is just around the corner.

the comments are on the money. fight fire with fire. report-flood all US games with anything having child exploitation. follow it with no US and Europe releases. Asian Master Race and all that stuff.
#119 by encrypted12345
2018-12-17 at 22:40
RIP Steam, not that I'm too sad to see it go.

Time to report Undertale!
#120 by usagi
2019-06-18 at 23:30
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Illusion's high budget sex simulator Koikatsu Party was released on steam. They say that vn-like story mode was removed though - since it depicts school setting and implies underage sex.
Except that - it's straight up porn game on Steam. So it's first real fruit of new policy I suppose (if you forget about quite a few hentai rpgs which passed mostly under the radar).Last modified on 2019-06-18 at 23:56
#121 by eacil
2019-06-19 at 00:19
I don't think so. MG has a whole bunch of 18+ titles like Kyonyuu Fantasy on steam. link
#122 by usagi
2019-06-19 at 00:36
I don't think so. MG has a whole bunch of 18+ titles like Kyonyuu Fantasy on steam.
Wow, I didn't know that! 0_0 Still, even Kyonyuu Fantasy has a lot of story content and first sex scene requires to spend quite a few hours of reading before you will be able to see anything. Which definitely isn't the case with Illusion sex romps.Last modified on 2019-06-19 at 00:38
#123 by sakurakoi
2019-06-19 at 04:40
Except that - it's straight up porn game on Steam. So it's first real fruit of new policy I suppose (if you forget about quite a few hentai rpgs which passed mostly under the radar).
Ironically, the HRPG "Idealogy in Friction" (20,99€) is more expensive than Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart (16,79€)~

Of course the biggest irony is to have the "near shovelware" be 49,99€ and yes, even if Illusion makes the best 3D Eroge after KISS, a golden turd is still a turd.
#124 by encrypted12345
2019-06-21 at 23:35
Wait, Steam reversing the decision on Amrilato so soon? This is definitely a surprise. Hurray for Pride month I guess? Though maybe they just realized that it was actually all ages.

RIP Maidens of Michael though.

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