Steam Release?

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#1 by sy74kya
2019-03-09 at 16:49
Are MG ever likely to release this game on Steam? I know they said not yet or soon, most likely not this year, but maybe in a few years time? Or has it been decided that they won't ever release on Steam?
#2 by being
2019-03-09 at 17:50
steam would deny it due to the moral panic.
#3 by xero95
2019-03-09 at 20:25
Steam...Eroges....Lmao.
#4 by sy74kya
2019-03-09 at 22:35
I don't really know what you mean by "moral panic", but as far as I know, lots of eroge are available on Steam. So I can't see why this one wouldn't. It's not really that different from other eroge that are on Steam really.
#5 by tamakisakura
2019-03-09 at 23:20
Mahiru is implied to be around 13. No way that will fly on Steam.
#6 by harp
2019-03-10 at 00:05
An all-ages version was planned for steam, but seeing as link couldn't and as #5 said, no.
There's also the possibility that all details weren't finalized with the all-ages version when Chuablesoft went under. (such as whether they'd replace the scenes or just remove them.)

Some don't realise this. but quite a lot of eroge are getting banned as of late (since the new *guidelines* were revealed). Such as link in spite of it being the all-ages version, and no resources having been presented to Steam.
On a sorta funny note, link (Cartagra), and link (KnS 2) were declined whilst link (KnS) wasn't. So at this point it's more or less a game of chance, with the odds stacked against eroge pubishers.

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#7 by being
2019-03-10 at 07:20
#4 right now high school settings aren't allowed on Steam. It's possible that some high school VNs might slip through, I guess, but I think alll of them are meant to be banned at the moment. so even if Mahiru wasn't in the game it would still be against Steam's new rules.Last modified on 2019-03-10 at 07:21
#8 by sy74kya
2019-03-10 at 10:43
#7 Talk about a dumb new rule, what in hell...
But why won't they allow that setting? Talk about illogical.
#9 by bakauchuujin
2019-03-10 at 12:25
Well their rule seem to be that any character potentially under the age of 18 in a eroge can be banned by justifying it as exploitation of children (so far I think they have only focused on school setting, but not sure). This also includes characters that looks like they are 18+ like in My Bullied Bride. This policy seem to be applied pretty random so games featuring similar thing can be banned or get through based on luck. While this is happening to many VNs the only one that the media cover as a title that got banned from steam is Rape Day.Last modified on 2019-03-10 at 12:28
#10 by cecilyh
2019-03-10 at 12:34
There is no rule banning high school games on steam.

What is true is that Steam is denying a lot of eroges for unclear reasons (no, not all are school based) and denying a lot of games with lolis in them even if they're not full ero.

They're afraid of getting in legal trouble. People have been arrested for buying games with loli characters. Websites have been threatened with being shut down if they don't prevent it.Last modified on 2019-03-10 at 12:39
#11 by sinx
2019-03-10 at 13:05
Who would of thought that steam and eroge wouldn't go well together. It's almost as if it never goes well if mainstream things get close to things like this.

I appreciate them try doing what no other big company would ever do, but it just doesn't work in this overly sensitive society where adult content is frowned upon. For the love of god just buy all the eroge you want outside of steam, it's not that hard. Why support something that actively goes against the very thing you're trying to enjoy?
#12 by lordnight
2019-03-10 at 15:26
Yes, I'm wondering that too.
Why would #1 ask for this to be available in steam when you can just grab it in MG?
#13 by harp
2019-03-10 at 15:49
Regional pricing I'd presume. More or less the same price for me, so doesn't matter that much.
#14 by sinx
2019-03-10 at 18:45
And right now, they're even going after all-ages VN's, so it's not like preferring all-age is even an argument anymore as to why one would buy on steam. Every VN fan, all-ages or not, should stop supporting steam period. If given an option at least... which there is in this case.

Mainstream and this form of entertainment were never meant to be. But this is what happens, people relied a bit too much on a single platform and even the publishers relied too much on it. Now here we are, the days that surprised nobody but the most hopeful.Last modified on 2019-03-10 at 18:46
#15 by sy74kya
2019-03-15 at 13:34
#13 you got it. That's a HELL OF A PAIN when you don't have any dollars and can't use a credit card.
#16 by sakurakoi
2019-03-15 at 14:02
Why would #1 ask for this to be available in steam when you can just grab it in MG?
Alternatively, to regional pricing (that may indeed make works insanely cheaper):

Convenience.

For many steam is simply a convenient tool (in too many way to count, ofc most are rather minor) and of course few consumers care about MG getting -30% when in return Steam offers visibility for publishers, that's the primary reason why many minor/niche publisher use it to begin with.

Now, well, one has to wait and see™ how the Epic Games store develops. For certain content creators it sure is a gold mine and for games that make it on the store, the cut is merely 12% (or 7% if they use the Unreal Engine since the 5% are covered by Epic). Rather than 20% at best on Steam (plus Unreal Engine), when one has a game that makes 10 million (25%) or 50 million bucks.

Currently they are after all in the PR phase to establish themselves, who knows what will happen and most stuff should be taken with a pound of salt.
#17 by being
2019-03-15 at 19:45
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