Indie video game platform Game Jolt bans all adult content

Game Jolta social community platform for gamers, gamers, and content creators that hosts fan-run communities for over 1.6 million video games, recently did a massive purge of adult content”at the request of users“. The situation was reported by the official Twitter account of the adult video game developer FutureFragmentswho posted a screenshot of a notification he received from the platform:

«Pornography, sexually explicit content, or gore of an illegal or realistic nature is not permitted on Game Jolt. Do not post, upload, livestream, or share content that depicts, solicits, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies sexual acts, sexual violence, and sexual violence. We do not allow depictions, including digitally created or manipulated content, of nudity or sexual activity. We are aware that content may be offensive or culturally inappropriate in certain regions or may not be suitable for users of all ages. Game Jolt may allow other options for NSFW content in the future if/when a solution is found for proper moderation of such content.».

While some thought it was just a fake email to smear the platform, it confirmed this information in an update on its official Twitter account, where it wrote: “For people who want to host their porn games, we recommend “Itch.io” or “Steam”. Game Jolt is a platform with a large audience of 13-16 year olds. Our users asked us to clean up, so here we are». According to users, this is similar to when Tumblr removed all adult content, while others claim that this decision responds to requests not from users, but from the banking companies that offer their services for transactions on the site.

Source: Sankaku Complex

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