“The future of adult entertainment is realistic portraits of adult stars in virtual reality,” according to developer Holodexxx, which takes 3D scanned models based on adult movie stars “and brings them to life using the latest chatbot technology.” As a Holodexxx developer recently explained Blog postAfter being rejected three times over the past year, they have given up trying to sell their vision of the “future of adult entertainment” on Steam.
First, Holodexxx provided a nudity-free “PG-13 Experience” in which a hypothetical model of actor Riley Reid “does a sensual dance” while a video of other scanned models is playing in the background. Tablet explained that porn is not allowed on Steam. ”Next, Holodexxx introduced the Meet Marley app, which gave users the opportunity to check out a naked 3D model based on Marley Brinx’s adult performance. After this was turned down, they asked Valve’s rendering team for more. From clarification, he asked for a “brief outline of what could be allowed on Steam, taking into account our content.” They didn’t receive one, instead being told Valve would “judge our next app upon receiving it”.
Finally, Holodexxx has introduced the Holodexxx home page. Thinking that the problem might be that “adult content on Steam requires story / gameplay,” Holodexx Home includes interactive elements. The player talks to a character called Lady Euphoria, played by Marley Brinx, using a chatbot dialogue system, which ultimately leads to Holodexxx’s sexual content showcasing: “The orgasm is taken off by the player through a series of virtual reality interactions, bothering herself climax.”
After waiting several weeks, and submitting several tickets for assistance, Holodexxx’s latest offer was also rejected, again with the clarification that “Steam does not allow” pornography “on their platform.”
Earlier this year, Valve Rejected application for the Super Seducer 3 Junior Artist Training Tool It was sold on Steam, with its creator telling it, “Steam does not ship sexually explicit images of real people.” Developer Holodexxx assumed their products went against the same rule, saying, “Our hunch is that Steam doesn’t like the idea of models based on photogrammetry, but for reasons of their own, they don’t want to announce it.”
However, games like House Party added real people without removing them. YouTube and LetyDoesStuff Model added to House Party Two years ago, it’s still available for sale on Steam today.
Valve has avoided explaining or explaining her decisions regarding adult content, leading to confusion among developers. Games like Brothel Battle Diary, An RPG with sex scenes, goes on Steam without complaint, as does a wide range of hentai puzzle games, but Holodexxx’s virtual sex seems to go too far.
Steam Official Rules and Guidelines List of things that should not be posted on the storefront. This list currently includes “sexually explicit images of real people” as well as “video content not directly related to a product shipped on Steam” and “non-interactive VR 360 videos.” A look at the same page using the Wayback Machine shows that these rules were added last year. Show in file Screenshot of the page from NovemberBut no Same page in October It did not mention any of these things, although it did not mention the one-word entry “pornography.”
As developer Holodexxx explains, “After coming back again with the review team, we were no closer to understanding Steam policy when it came to ‘pornography’ or even how they defined pornography. The crux of that was that reviewers knew pornography when they saw it,” They will not determine further the nature of their decision-making process. “
Holodexxx software remains available for sale Itch, Along with a lot of other products that have been recently referred to as Filled with “offensive and sexual content” By an attorney representing Apple.
We’ve contacted Valve for clarification on the Holodexxx refusal, and will update if we receive a response.