When Yohjo Simulator was released, many on YouTube and Steam saw it as just another Goat Simulator, selling a wonky physics engine with outlandish visuals. Some took issue with a young girl in pigtails running around mostly naked men while slamming her face into their pelvic region. Most of this was chalked up to itâs overly bizarre and japanese aesthetics; and also provided a pass on the adolescentâs âgym outfitâ. However shortly after its release, screenshots and YouTube videos began to emerge showing an even darker side to the âSimulatorâ; a secret hidden easter egg of a lifeless girl with panties at her feet, and a man standing over her. The game has since been pulled, and it would seem that Valve is behind the censorship.
I reached out to the team at Dead Factory over Twitter, and had to communicate through auto-translations, which Iâve included with my report. According to Bing, it seems like they havenât have âany contact from Valve at the moment, so Iâm not sure.â They then stated that theyâre âwaiting for contact from the Valve.â When asked if they were aware that they offended several people with their easter egg, they did not comment back in time for publication.
The game was showcased at Comiket (Comic Market) 88 in Tokyo, which is touted as being the worldâs largest DÅjinshi expo. DÅjinshi, which is a japanese term indicating artwork that is self-published, ranges from illustrations, anime, games and hentai. It even seems that the third day is known for being a special âHentai Dayâ amongst its community of cosplayers and enthusiasts.
The game was upvoted through Steam Greenlight, which describes the game as âyou become a 3rd grade elementary girl and wander around town.â It went on to express that âthereâs no goal in this game. You need to decide the goal for yourself. Itâs the same as in life. This is an amazingly realistic simulator.â (sic)
Released November 17th on Steam, the game was met with mostly negative response. Many cited the game being way to small and lacking any meaningful gameplay to justify its five dollar price tag. This also does not include the criticism the game received due to its possible pedophilic nature. Jim Sterling of the Jimquisition called the game âcomplete fucking shit,â and stated in his letâs play that anyone watching or playing the game are âcreepsâ.
Right before the weekend, Steam quietly pulled the game from the marketplace. Debate continues to stir in the gameâs community, with many celebrating the supposed censorship, with others claiming much ado about nothing. Examples like South Parkâs game and dating sims are being held up as examples of hypocrisy while others are appalled that the game was even released onto the platform. We asked Steam about the gameâs removal, but they have not responded to us for comment.
To access the hidden area, players will have to jump along roof lines and into a back area with descending platforms. When you reach the bottom, a young girl in a blue swimsuit lies on the ground, a pair of panties lying at her feet. The man continues standing there, looking over the motionless girl even after your arrival. You can move the girl by kicking her around, and you can also headbutt the man if one so chooses.
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