A Bizarre Steam Removal Shows Why Valve Is a Poor Steward of Games Culture


On December 10th, James Earl Cox III wrote a piece for Gamasutra titled “The Fun is Over, We Have to Get Serious about Games.” In it, he explains what happened to his game You Must Be 18 Or Older To Enter, a game which was, up until recently, available for free on Steam. The game, which Cox describes as a “non-traditional horror game” that gets rid of the violent and stigmatizing trappings of the genre, was quietly removed from the Steam platform without his knowledge. The piece then turns into a kind of murder mystery. What happened to the game? And why was it removed?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/kzgzm3/a-bizarre-steam-removal-shows-why-valve-is-a-poor-steward-of-games-culture