The war on the lolicons continues. This time the hardcore loli RPG from Celusis and Cellab has had its store page removed from Steam. It’s possible to still use other means to access the purchase page, but it no longer appears on the storefront in any capacity, and the entire store page has been removed from the community hub.
Maomao Discovery Team launched on November 13th, 2018 on the Steam store. The game managed to garner some decent sales before the store page was removed from Steam. This is despite the fact that the game is marked as “Adult Only” via Valve and can only be viewed from those with Steam accounts that have the filters set to see adult games on Steam. This is evident with an old cache of the Steam store page from November 6th, 2018.
The developers also included all of the necessary information about the game being an Adults Only RPG title, which centered around battling enemies in a labyrinth, and watching a loli pleasure herself or engaging in copulation with the loli named Maomao. There’s a not safe for work trailer that was also published on the Steam page that you can view below.
Gamers who attempted to visit the store page recently found that it was no longer accessible and have been asking the developer why the game was removed from the Steam store.
As pointed out in the Steam forums, the game is still available for purchase by accessing the subID page to purchase the game.
However, if you were attempting to buy the game by simply searching the game up and clicking on the link to the Steam page, it will redirect you back to the main storefront page.
According to the SteamDB page, while the game is still available for purchase, the update that took place on November 14th, 2018 has removed access to the store page.
We’ve seen in recent times Valve removing visual novels under suspect conditions. In some cases the games didn’t even have explicit or adult content, such as The Key To Home. According to the developer the same employee at Valve just keeps removing the game from the Steam store, even though it doesn’t contain any nudity or sexual content.
We originally reached out to Valve regarding the removal of the visual novels that did not violate Steam’s terms or conditions, such as The Key To Home, but we have yet to hear back from them.
(Thanks for the news tip Richard & msoltyspl)