Yandere Simulator Dev Warns Other Developers About Twitch’s Censorship
Yandere Simulator Censored
(Last Updated On: January 24, 2017)

Twitch.tv runs an opaque ship when it comes to why some games get banned and others don’t. The support staff are extremely reticent when it comes to press statements; and the topic of censorship is never directly addressed by them. Well, one developer whose game was banned for nebulous reasons – and it was never explained why – decided to warn other developers about the issue.

The Yandere Simulator developer put out a near 20 minute video discussing the fact that if his game could get banned, your game could get banned… and you might not ever know why.

He addressed the message to indie developers who may be working on a game that might cross the content boundaries in ways that aren’t specifically identified on the Twitch site. Twitch moderators, administrators or community support staff might end up flagging a game for one unclear reason or the next.

In the case of Yandere Simulator,  it was originally banned back in January of 2016 but we still don’t know why.

The Yandere Dev points to various examples in the 18 minute video.

He questions how Yandere Simulator was banned but God of War games are allowed despite being more violent? It’s a good point.

He questions how Yandere Simulator could be banned even though games like Senran Kagura allow you to see obscured nude high school students? It’s a good point… although, Senran Kagura was briefly banned by Twitch on the grounds that they didn’t allow visual novels to be broadcast… despite the fact that Senran Kagura is a beat-’em-up game not a visual novel.

He also points out that Yandere Simulator is banned even though they allow GTA V to be streamed, despite both games having scenes of torture, and GTA’s torture is far more graphic. Heck, GTA V also has lots of sex; anal sex, oral sex, and various other kinds of fetish sex are featured in the game but Twitch hasn’t touched it. He also points out that South Park: Stick of Truth has all of the above and then some, but it too hasn’t been banned from Twitch.

So what gives?

Well, Twitch’s administrators never explained their position. Yandere Dev couldn’t get any clear answers. The press have yet to get any clear answers either.

The developer goes through a list of reasons as to why Yandere Simulator may have been banned. One of his reasons is that they don’t ban popular games that bring in a lot of money – even though they break the broadcasting terms of service and content rules – because they would lose money, but they do ban indie games and that’s why Yandere Simulator was banned.

Some of his other reasons was that the game has an anime art-style and Twitch employees may think of it as being “icky” and “gross”. He rolled with the possible notion that it’s all a misunderstanding (even though technically they should have been willing to reverse the ban if that was the case), and his final reason was…

He called them “Those People” as a way to avoid the social media wrath, which tells you everything you need to know. However, around these parts we’re not afraid to call him by what they are, since all they’ve done is ruin the hobby I love. That’s right, we’re talking about: Social Justice Warriors.

And in case you missed that… I said…

Social Justice Warriors.

Out of all his reasons the SJW one seems the most likely.

Twitch has been known to ban games that SJWs have rallied against online, including Hatred, which also caught their ire and was also briefly banned before Gabe Newell came to the rescue… literally.

  • SJWs have created a warpath against gaming, creating an inhabitable space for many developers. In fact, the developer of Rimworld was also assailed by SJWs over unfinished game code, netting him the label of being a “sexist”.
  • Koei Tecmo was attacked by SJWs on the grounds that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3‘s unreleased and unfinished VR mode was sexual assault.
  • SJWs got GTA V banned from some retailers in Australia.
  • SJWs attacked Tomb Raider for a rape scene that wasn’t even actually in the game.
  •  SJWs attacked Play-Asia for even allowing gamers to import Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, even after Koei Tecmo said that they weren’t releasing the game in the West due to SJWs.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

These same SJWs have been lying at major mainstream media and enthusiast press outlets for the past several years saying #GamerGate was a harassment campaign. Peer reviewed reports and an investigation by the FBI turned up nil, and nothing they had showed that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign. When presented with this evidence, the SJWs blocked people on social media and ignored the facts.

When YandereDev attempted to reach out to Twitch’s administrators to get the situation resolved… they ignored him and anyone else attempting to get answers.

YandereDev suggests possibly e-mailing Twitch but he doesn’t think it’s a very good decision. He also suggests broadcasters to talk about the issue, which might help get the game unbanned. Finally, he suggests that the bad publicity from the censorship issue just might get Twitch to at least address the issue.


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  • Alistair

    I wrote to Amazon my feeling about why i stopped useing twitch also boycott buying from Amazon.

    So write a email to Amazon as they the owner of twitch is the only way i be writing a 2nd email to them too.

  • Alistair

    My advice for devs is simple, to get past SJW called twitch the female “fictional” Characters must wear a burka at all times.

  • What does this crap have to do with the topic at hand, which is the censorship of his game from Twitch?

    I couldn’t give a toss how he acts or behaves, it doesn’t change the fact that that Twitch banned his game and did not give him a reason for it.

    Did he run over your dog or fucked your girlfriend or something?

  • Pocketmarmots

    KEEP YOUR HATEGAME OUTTA THIS SERVICE

  • Cats736

    >he isn’t the victim he portrays himself as.

    He claims Twitch banned his game and have not given an explanation as to why, that Twitch is ignoring his inquiries and giving him the runaround.

    That is exactly what Twitch is doing.

  • FailDRE86

    I’m not an SJW apologist or anything but the whole thing about Australia banning GTA 5 I doubt the SJWs were entirely responsible for that. Wasn’t Australia always censorship heavy before the Oppressed/Outrage machine started to gain steam? You can correct me if I’m wrong on that.

  • Dude, I seriously don’t care. It comes off as spergish trying to turn this into a personal vendetta. I don’t give a crap about him being butthurt or whatever or if he hurt someone’s feelings. Who cares if he’s an autistic f**k? What does that have to do with censorship?

    Objectively speaking, Yandere Simulator isn’t any worse than what’s allowed on Twitch. That’s a fact.

    Objectively speaking, the game was banned on unclear terms and is still banned on unclear terms.

    Objectively speaking, whether he’s an SJW or not doesn’t matter but these people HAVE banned games in the past.

    No one is being taken advantage of here. If he was an SJW and his game was banned for nebulous reasons we would still have an article about it. I don’t give a sh*t about someone’s personal politics or them being autistic on some forum or whatever. If the game was banned on unscrupulous terms then it deserves coverage.

    Now if you want to get into hit-pieces and tearing people down because of their personal opinions or someone getting into a pointless internet spat, great… Kotaku would probably love to use this as fuel to roast this guy and anyone who doesn’t like him can savor the hit-piece.

    Now if he’s been mishandling funds, screwing people over or engaging in otherwise uncouth or illegal behavior in order to make or promote his game, then sure, that’s newsworthy. Petty flame wars? Please.

    • Guest

      Well he does make 5 grand on Patreon, and yet he consistently misses deadlines and fails to add new content that advances the game forward. He also doesn’t pay his volunteers, and the few he does pay are paid pittances for their work.

      Oh, and he has a habit of stealing assets and not giving credit; or taking them out of his game when original creators are notified of it. All of it is in those archives. But you’ve made your position clear, so I won’t bother continuing.

      • Well he does make 5 grand on Patreon, and yet he consistently misses deadlines

        Are you new to video games or did you just wake up yesterday? There isn’t a single game out there that hasn’t missed a deadline at some point during development.

        He also doesn’t pay his volunteers, and the few he does pay are paid pittances for their work.

        He made it public he doesn’t pay volunteers since they’re volunteers. If you choose to volunteer… well, that’s on you. Seriously dude? I don’t follow the development of this game regularly but that’s ALL public knowledge.

        Oh, and he has a habit of stealing assets and not giving credit; or taking them out of his game when original creators are notified of it.

        Stealing assets can be an issue. If the original creators notify him about it and he removes it then what exactly is the problem? As I said, I don’t care about butthurt people with petty issues. If you have some serious proof that he’s still stealing assets, no credit or no payments then present that info first. All this flame war nonsense between butthurt fans and a butthurt dev is just a waste of everyone’s time.

    • Alistair

      If he is a SJW then he not doing a good job of being one of them.

      There wasn’t such a thing as patron and kickstarter, now while they here. SJWs cucks can make all the “Force diversity all they want.

  • Disqusted

    Nobody is innocent (sadly). What’s obvious to me is when assholes blatantly do the wrong thing, and Twitch has a long history of that.

  • Disqusted

    Twitch has always been run by assholes. Remove Horror!

  • You’ve got to explain to me the difference in context between “serious” panty shots and “gag” panty shots? Because I honestly can’t tell the difference.

  • Is there an alternative to Twitch?

    But yeah, it’s disgraceful how people in positions of power in a company can so easily get to push their agenda and censor things they personally dislike.

    In video games, this has been going on for the last 3-4 years at least. Getting very tired of it now.

    • Disqusted

      Hitbox, but they have ads all over the place.

  • MusouTensei

    Fuck Twitch.

  • lucben999

    Typo:
    “although, Senrak Kagura was briefly banned”

    • Nice catch.

      *Fixed.

  • It’s pretty much something like this…

    Twich: “Because it offends us and our perceived utopia on what the gaming industry should be.”

    • Disqusted

      More like Twitch: “because we felt like it, because we can, and because we’re assholes.”

  • EroBotan

    thanks for writing this, i knew about the video but refrain from watching it since it’s too long lol (18 minutess!!!) while i can read your article just in less than 3 minutes

    • Disqusted

      That’s how I feel about most online videos. I miss when people would write brief tutorials consisting of a few sentences, instead of 10 minute videos filled with useless crap and terrible noisy eardrum torture.

      • EroBotan

        yeah, lots of time wasted these days >.<.

  • Daniel Gómez

    Stupid feminism is just as bad as machismo.

  • Blake

    lol twitch just doesn’t want tits on their site, its censorship but barely. Fucking weebs I swear

    • That might have been a valid point had Yandere Simulator actually had exposed tits in the game. Witcher 3 and GTA 5 do have plenty of titties, though… and they aren’t banned.

      • Blake

        I guess “lewd” games would be a better blanket statement. This would explain why South Park and GTA5 is acceptable. Following that theme it would more than likely it has something to do with the fact that you trade high school girls’ panties (or pictures of them, I forget) for currency

        • Blake

          *as currency

          • Arebs

            There are alot of other games where you can do this, even games which lay their main focus on getting panty shots. This games are not banned on twitch.

          • Blake

            Which other games have a main focus of panty shots? So i can research them

          • Gal Gun Double Peace.

        • Then how is Senran Kagura still allowed when they have boob physics, bouncy butts, and lots of school girls in panties? Even more so than Yandere Simulator.