Steam Is Getting An Uncensored Sex Game

Steam Is Getting An Uncensored Sex Game

Kindred Spirits on the Roof is a game about two ghosts who are eternally bound to a school — and the only way they can finally rest in peace is if they get to bone each other. Really.

Steam has gotten a number of erotic games like this over the past year, many of which have been tweaked so they don't show nudity on Valve's service. Valve has not only pulled sex games from Steam, they have also straight up said that "Steam has never been a leading destination for erotic material." But according to game developers Liar Soft, Kindred Spirits will have zero censorship. It might be the first erotic game on Steam that can claim this.

"This is monumental news for the industry as a whole," Kouryuu, translator on the title, wrote on Manga Gamer. "Everything will be open and up-front with this release; no off-site patch or workarounds."

Here's how the game is described on its Manga Gamer page:

Kokonotsuboshi Girls' Academy of Commerce, a school built on the site of an old castle, nicknamed "Shirojo." One day, the timid Toomi Yuna, who had been living a quiet life at this school, suddenly met two ghosts on the roof during lunch:

Enoki Sachi, who died in an accident before the war, and Nagatani Megumi, who died of illness 30 years ago. The two "kindred spirits" died with unrequited feelings in their hearts, met, and fell in love. They ardently wish to experience their "first time" together before their eternal rest.

...But they don't know how.

The two who are bound to the site of the school enlist Yuna to help them create more "yuri" couples at the school so that they can glean some sexual insight from observing them, and to assist the girls struggling with their hidden feelings.

Yes, it's a yuri game.

"Seeing frank depictions of same-sex relationships welcomed on such a major gaming platform is a true testament to the open-mindedness of our society and the growing desire for mature entertainment that people of all walks of life can enjoy," Kouryuu wrote.

While doing away with censorship is good news, it's unclear whether or not Valve has actually changed its policy on erotic games, or if Kindred Spirits is simply an exception to the rule. We have reached out to Valve about this, and will update this post if we hear back.


Comments

    Does it actually have explicit content in it though? This sounds like marketing spin. If it never had anything actually explicit in it to begin with then it's 'uncensored' (because there was nothing to censor) and it would be fine for Steam as-is.

      It has fully-exposed breasts, and at least explicit, if not actively graphic, lesbian sex. Dunno about genitals, but yeah, it contains real sexual content.

        Yeah, I looked it up and honestly the sex in The Witcher 3 is probably more explicit than this game's artwork is, so I don't see anything particularly special about Steam allowing it.

    "Frank depictions of same-sex relationships" would indeed be quite a testament to the open mindedness of our society. I'm not sure a lesbian porn game quite counts in that respect. I guess it depends on how mature the game handles it. My money is on "not at all".

      Based on the description it's about lesbian ghosts that can't figure out the mechanics of it and need to watch other pairs demonstrate how to have sex so they can pass on.

      So yeah, my money's on 'not at all' too.

    It's 2015. We had a game about wanting to f-ck a pigeon (Hatoful Boyfriend), so organising a romp in the hay for a couple of ghosts really isn't that big a stretch.

      I remember having to play pimp for two ghosts in Skyrim as an escort quest... and the idiot ghost pathed through a Giant's camp every damn time.

        Goddam Giants. Always killin' the mood.

    I love how people complain about Visual Novels, yet they are all for game like "The Witcher" which also contain sex scenes. Is there really any different in the out-come? Both aren't real, one's drawn and the other is Built, molded and animated. No real difference. If it was a game that's just based on sex, then i get that it has no right on steam. But a game with a small amount and it's to help base the story, then it deserves the right to be on it.

      Did you seriously just compare a sprawling RPG epic of multiple different interlocking gameplay systems and a casual, irrelevant-to-the-plot romance option to a choose-your-own bang-buddy 'click next to continue' simulator?

      Last edited 03/09/15 11:13 am

    It's honestly pretty mild as far as eroge go, but eh, small steps.

    Hmmm how surprising the first uncensored game and just happens to peddle to male fantasies of lesbian erotica and p.s the characters are student pedophiles much

      What if they are 18 year old students?

      But yeah as much as i am a fan of uncensored games ..i don't want lolicon games coming to Steam.

      If Grisaria wasn't censored on steam i wouldn't be able to play it as it has an underage sex scene on the uncensored version which is illegal in Australia.

      Not my thing but hey if people want to look at cartoon drawn underage girls then that's fine it's not real so i don't mind if they do that.

    Someone's gonna loose money... Having played the Japanese version, it's one of the most heartfelt stories. The only con is that it tries waaaay to hard to make you cry in the end (and succeeds).

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