Starbound Bans "Sexual Predator"

Starbound Bans "Sexual Predator"

The developers of indie PC hit Starbound have had to call the authorities after it was discovered a sexaul predator was using the game to "target children".

"Delaying development to deal with a sexual predator targeting children", developer Tiyuri wrote on Twitter yesterday. "Just in case anyone is wondering".

Starbound's Molly Carroll provdied a little more detail on the game's reddit, writing "The person in question has been permanently banned and we're looking into how to proceed re: involving authorities. To clarify, it's not a serious 'We're delaying the game!' sort of deal, but situations like this do distract from actual game development."

She adds "There are a lot of underage people on our forums. If someone is messaging you in private in a way that's making you uncomfortable (especially in a sexual way), you can always message me or another staff member and we'll look into it and handle it."


Comments

    That is super creepy. Massive props to the devs for taking the matter into their own hands.

      , and in the same breath, going public with it.

    Starbound devs banned the sexual predator, not the game itself. This article is confusing. I'm guessing by the fact it is mentioned in passing in the final paragraph that the person was banned from the forums, and this was not a dev hosted server or something similar? It reflects well on the staff that they made the extra effort to deal with this problem instead of prioritising game development.

    Last edited 11/02/14 7:12 pm

    Typo on the first line (sexaul)

    The developers of indie PC hit Starbound have had to call the authorities after it was discovered a sexaul predator was using the game's forums to “target children”.

    Fixed that for you Kotaku.
    You're welcome.

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