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The temp worker Kenta is quarantined in a lab with Professor Raiden, his Lab Assistant Arata, and 4 SEXY Incubi from another dimension!
The temp worker Kenta is quarantined in a lab with Professor Raiden, his Lab Assistant Arata, and 4 SEXY Incubi from another dimension!
The temp worker Kenta is quarantined in a lab with Professor Raiden, his Lab Assistant Arata, and 4 SEXY Incubi from another dimension!
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To Trust an Incubus Might Not Have a Steam Release

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Hi Guys,

I've been mulling over this news for a few days now, and it's time to spill the beans.  Our censored demo was rejected by Steam.  

This was a huge blow to us, not only because we were hoping the demo on Steam would get us more backers, but because it really harms our future prospects for the game.  We are devoting a year of our lives to making this epic huge piece of work.  We expected the big reward to be the money made on Steam.  Without that, both the artists and me are looking at a lot less money.  Steam could have brought in an additional $100,000 for us. 

Of course we will try again.  We did not censor the text, only the images, so it's possible a text censor will get us through.  We're going to complete the game and then resubmit it when we're done.  Nothing will stop us from getting this finished and put out on time.  (My other game is a month ahead of schedule, and I hope To Trust an Incubus will come out early too.)

If we don't get on Steam we already have plans to distribute on a few other sites.  Obviously, they're not as big as Steam, but hopefully we'll still see some kind of income from them.

The important thing for people to take away from this is:  To Trust an Incubus might NEVER be on Steam.  That is a distinct possibility right now, but we'll do our best to keep it from happening.

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      Vanessa Maree on

      I agree with most of the other people in terms of the clothing on the incubi. That could maybe be part of the problem, who knows?

      My suggestion firstly would be to look at lewd games already on steam and study how theyve censored their games. A possible way that you can censor yours is to have the image censors first off, but maybe also give the incubi more clothes in the censored version, so that their nipples are covered.
      I dunno, its just an idea. Hopefully the game makes it onto steam. Visual novels are all the rage right now!

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      Exizel on

      Making more clothes for the incubus mean covering there nipples, I do remember that the steam version of Loren the amazon princess( a VN/RPG hybrid where could choose your gender and romance characters from both gender) had to hide all the nipples of its characters(of both gender) to be on steam.(than there was a way to uncensor the game),

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      AprilSunshine on

      Hey Yamila,
      This is just a suggestion, but if you'll be going for steam again, I've heard it's a smart idea to describe the game in terms of dating and love. The erotic side doesn't need to be explicitly advertised as it will be understood by the target demographic since we know what words like BL mean. There might even be some strategy and mystery aspects you can play up as well. Dating Sims and strategy are huge on steam. That stuff gets the green light no questions asked.
      You may also want to put some more clothes on the incubi. Either way I for one plan to get my hands on this game no matter where I need to go to buy it, and since I spend way too much time at anime conventions, I'll have the opportunity to tell all the other yaoi fan girls about it too! If the characters get more clothes, I could even cosplay them!

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      A_G on

      I'd avoid stressing over it too much. While being on Steam is helpful in some ways, it not the indie platform it once was. Especially with the amount of shovelware on it. I'd never look for a game like this there personally.....
      Anyway, good luck!

    5. Yamila Abraham 2-time creator on

      Thanks for the tip, Ika! Thanks Caray!

    6. Caray on

      its unfortunate news to hear but it is still worth trying to find a way to get on steam since their user base is as big as it is. Still are other ways of reaching out and i hope more people find out. Little over 2 weeks left so let drum all the support and love we can for the inguys and the team behind em.

    7. Ika
      Superbacker
      on

      I have NSFW MangaGamer stuff on Steam and the difference between the censored (Steam default) and uncensored (patched via a free patch on the Mangagamer site) versions is that the censored CGs all have clothes on. Bras, panties, briefs, boxers... even if their expressions and the text implies they're already going at it. Then when patched, voila, they're naked. XD.

      Hopefully you guys will still be able to get the game on Steam eventually. Keep on trying! :)

    8. Yamila Abraham 2-time creator on

      Thanks guys. ;_; With your support we'll be fine. You're such a great group of backers. :snuffle: We will try again, and will research when we try to make sure we get it right.

      We will submit the game to other venues. Not every venue has yaoi games even if they have explicit games, but we'll still try. So far we will definitely be on Itch.io and Nutaku. <3 I have faith TTAI may also be on Steam eventually also.

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      PyrrhaIphis on

      I totally understand why you want the game on Steam, and I hope you're able to get it there, since it would really increase your revenues, but I hope you'll also be distributing it through another site at the same time.

      Honestly, Steam makes me nervous, the way it tries to keep track of how long you spend playing every game you buy from it, and everything. It's none of Valve's business how long I spend playing the games I already gave them money for. (And that's me talking about *non* erotic games. I've gotten all my VNs from places like itch.io. I'd be even more freaked if Valve was trying to track my progress through a game with sexy times in it.)

    10. Hyung
      Superbacker
      on

      Don't. Give. Up.

      You know WHY ("pornography content" whatever that means). Can you ask the WHAT?

      If the early Kenta j/o scene is an example, the tease might actually serve TTAI better. Srsly, we all KNOW he's gonna do it 😉. The Steam audience will want to know it, too. The tease is why strippers leave something on till the very last. "Always leave them wanting more." In this case, "them" is not Steam, but its audience. Leave poor frustrated and horny Kenta just before he unzips.

      You. Can. Do. It.

      You've put so much effort and creativity into TTAI, press on!

      P.S. Talk is cheap, so I just upped my backing $. ;-)

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      Exizel on

      Beyond eden CG are often put in a way that doesn't show the ass or the D so it's not a good exemple, Coming out on top is a better exemple of gay steam VN that was censor(and closer to this game )

    12. Alondra on

      Maybe look at a few lewd demos on steam and see what they censored so you have an idea. I have seen a lot of mature content on steam, so there should be no reason why this game can't be added

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      CJ
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      on

      I think steam generally likes really sanitized versions of things. A little erotic but not totally explicit. Have you reached out to similar projects and games that have made it onto Steam? JASTUSA and Mangagamer should be old hat at this. Also the game "Beyond Eden" is one Steam and VERY close to what you're trying to do. You may want to see what they had to go through.

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      Carolyn Brickhouse on

      I’m willing to bet this game would have gotten greenlit if it was about GIRLS. >__> As one poster said, Hunipop is on there with seemingly no problem. But do keep trying—either way, I trust it will be a wonderful game (and perhaps it will get greenlit next time.)

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      Wolfe on

      If it's censored, how is it pornographic? :/ It's an odd thing.

    16. Yamila Abraham 2-time creator on

      @Exizel 'pornographic content'

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      Exizel on

      Did they give you a reason why it was reject, if they didn't, maybe it is possible to ask the reason.

    18. Dots Bun on

      I don't really get how this got rejected, considering Huniepop is known to have explicit scenes (even if it is censored, you can see alot of the girl's xxx). But whatever.

      I hope you keep trying to get it on steam! There's not much BL games on steam in the first place so I would love to see it on there ^^

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      Wolfe on

      Reading this broke my heart, since I have all my online games on Steam. I still have faith in the game and I know it'll be a great game. I hope it gets onto Steam next time.

    20. Luna Crescent on

      It sucks that this project was reject on steam but I still have faith it will be a good game.