Steam to Remove ‘Rape Day’ – Why Game About Raping Women Shouldn’t Have Been Made in the First Place


Valve announced that Rape Day won’t be released on gaming platform . Read on why this game shouldn’t have been made in the first place. 

Source: Desk Plant


What’s Rape Day about?

Well, as you may have reckoned that is a game about raping. Raping and murdering women during the zombie apocalypse.

Surely, this kind of content disturbed every normal human being and people issued the requirement not to release this game on .

The developer of Rape Day said, “I reached out to because the review process was taking longer than expected. I learned that because the game contains sexual content and content that may be illegal in some countries, the review process will take much longer than expected. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a specific time estimate”

Source: Desk Plant


“I have not broken any rules, so I don’t see how my game could get banned unless changes their policies,” the developer stated. “My game was properly marked as adult and with a thorough description of all of the potentially offensive content before the coming soon page went live on .

“However, if does change their policy… and it is absolutely their right to do so, as a private company, I will do what I can to try and create/and or find an alternate way of selling and marketing my games.”

Why Valve decided not to release the game on

Valve Software’s Erik Johnson stated that the company declined to release Rape Day on their platform and explained why.

Here are some pieces of Valve’s statement:

“Much of our policy around what we distribute is, and must be, reactionary—we simply have to wait and see what comes to us via Direct. We then have to make a judgment call about any risk it puts to Valve, our developer partners, or our customers. After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think ‘Rape Day’ poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on .

We respect developers’ desire to express themselves, and the purpose of is to help developers find an audience, but this developer has chosen content matter and a way of representing it that makes it very difficult for us to help them do that.”

Source: Desk Plant


Why raping in the games is not the same as shooting 

We’re currently in the middle of the long-time process of decreasing the influence of raping culture on people and achieving the awareness of sexual harassment around the world.

Such games as Rape Day encourage players to harass and rape innocent people and that may affect their real life and lead to the actual cases of sex without consent.

Shooting games are also controversial, however, the shooters often take place in the middle of the war or during the battle for revenge, when the main character punish his enemies and evil leaders.

The actual process of killing/shooting can even be justified in the case of self-defense and war. Raping can’t be justified in any kind of cases. Never.

Moreover, the adult movies platforms banned all the videos of  the ‘rape’ and ‘forced sex’ content a few years ago.


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Steam to Remove 'Rape Day' - Why Game About Raping Women Shouldn’t Have Been Made in the First Place
Steam to Remove 'Rape Day' - Why Game About Raping Women Shouldn’t Have Been Made in the First Place
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