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Video game about raping women

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Steeve Mon 01-Apr-19 02:48:06

Not sure if anyone else has come across and posted, but this is horrific.

Steam, a digital distribution platform, recently announced it would not ship a new computer game called "Rape Day". This video game lets you play as a sociopathic rapist for kicks; and it's already found its way on the internet through other outlets worldwide.*

A Squarespace website has since been created which features information about how and where to download the game for free. US-based Squarespace, one of the most popular website builders, should be a leader and disable this website immediately.*

'Rape Day' lets you impersonate a serial killer rapist during a zombie apocalypse. The creator of the game describes it as a “visual novel” where the protagonist can "verbally harass, kill people and rape women as you choose to progress the story".

*Raping and killing women is not a game.* We think the makers of this video “game” should not be allowed to profit from glorifying sexual violence against women.

If played enough and by certain people, video games can impact people's mental and physical health. Even if some think video games may not have real-world effects on the majority, is it worth the risk?!

Oceanbliss Mon 01-Apr-19 02:59:43

That's do shocking I'm lost for words

Oceanbliss Mon 01-Apr-19 03:00:21

So not do

DustyMaiden Mon 01-Apr-19 12:10:27

chng.it/Z2YCcJLCsj

DustyMaiden Mon 01-Apr-19 12:10:58

Petition on change. Com

krustykittens Mon 01-Apr-19 12:18:07

This is awful! Have signed.

FallenMadonnawiththeBadBoobies Mon 01-Apr-19 12:23:42

Good God, I thought I'd heard everything, but it seems not!

Signed!

Damntheman Mon 01-Apr-19 13:43:15

Steam has a lot of nasty shit on it because they have so far refused to 'regulate' the platform. It's revolting. Make a fuss, make complaints, eventually they will have to change their policies.

CuriousaboutSamphire Mon 01-Apr-19 13:45:41

Eiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirgh!

Timeforabiscuit Mon 01-Apr-19 14:07:43

Steam policies are working - it was never shipped!

This smacks of a third rate indie games producer trying to rack up some PR - rather than a more serious discussion of position of sexualised violence in game content.

Timeforabiscuit Mon 01-Apr-19 14:09:35

FYI Waterstones also distributes alot of disturbing content.

chickensaresafehere Mon 01-Apr-19 14:17:22

Sadly it's nothing new. Grand Theft Auto had rape in it, & prostitution sad

Timeforabiscuit Mon 01-Apr-19 14:37:28

chickensaresafehere grand theft auto did reportedly have players modifying the game code to carry out virtual rape attacks, so i wouldnt say Rockstar developed that aspect of gameplay - though there is alot of sexualised violence (including prostitution) which more than justifies its 18 rating.

Hairyhat Mon 01-Apr-19 15:14:34

Signed

Nothininmenoggin Mon 01-Apr-19 15:20:33

Signed

SlaaartyBaaardFaaast Mon 01-Apr-19 17:43:58

Signed.

KarenHegarty1972 Thu 18-Apr-19 16:02:49

Disgusting games but it doesn't break any rules of video game boundaries. There are far worse games out there.

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