Working in the video game industry can sometimes be quite unpleasant. The team from Top Hat Studios, the publisher of Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, developed by the Hong Kong-based studio Suzaku, has found out about it the hard way.
This title, which was released on PC in August last year, was financed on Kickstarter two years ago. It's a 2.5D horror game set in the dark world of the future, inspired by Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, which stands out, among other things, with quite brave female character designs. Not everyone liked them. The dissatisfied users decided to express their opinion in a very direct and aggressive way, whether be it on Twitter, Facebook or in emails. Some of them particularly dislike the fact that they believe that a game bordering on pornography will appear on Nintendo Switch, whose large user base is made up of underage players. Here are some of the statements quoted by representatives of Top Hat Studios.
In the face of these unpleasant statements, the team at Top Hat Studios decided to issue a special statement, the full content of which can be found below. It stresses that writing about Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story as a pornographic title that encourages violence or even illegal is a blatant lie. In addition, it is rated M (ESRB) and 18 (PEGI), which is for adults only. According to the representatives of Top Hat Studios, there is no point in censoring the title and thus interfering with the artistic vision of its devs. Therefore, it will remain in its original form on Steam and will be published on Nintendo Switch on January 7, this year.
If you would like to see for yourself what Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is all about and if it's worth making an affair around it at all, then you can buy it on Steam. Until tomorrow it will be available at a discount price of $14.99.
- Top Hat Studios - official homepage