NekoNyan suffered a huge setback when the all-ages version of Hello, Goodbye was banned from Steam back in early December of 2018. The company had to re-evaluate their business moving forward due to the sales they wouldn’t be getting from the Steam release. Well, they managed to work out an undisclosed deal with Valve to get Hello, Goodbye‘s all-ages version back onto Steam.
You can currently pick up a digital copy of Hello, Goodbye from the Steam store for only $29.99. During the first week of being on sale the game is marked down by 10% off the normal price for only $26.99.
It’s still tough to tell what changed between the original release that was submitted to Steam and this current version. The mature content descriptor still reads the same, mentioning…
“The game has a few illustrations with very mild nudity and dialogue that contains sexual jokes and implications. Also, every appearing character is over 18 years old. “
StarKitsune relayed that some people have speculated that NekoNyan may have censored some of the panty shots in the game, which is not uncommon given that Valve has been forcing developers to censor their games of certain kinds of content and characters if they want to be on Steam. In fact, Simon Creative was forced to completely change an entire character in Food Girls if they wanted to be accepted onto Steam.
Unfortunately there’s no info or proof as to what changed for Hello, Goodbye and Valve has not publicly disclosed what their new rules are for being allowed on Steam, but they’ve very adamantly reneged on the “no taste police” policy they promised they were going to employ.
What we do know is that Hello, Goodbye doesn’t have to stay censored on Steam. The game originally launched way back in 2010 and has had an R18+ patch available for quite some time. So those in the Steam forums were quick to point to the patch page.
You can download the R18+ patch for Hello, Goodbye from over on the NekoNyan shop page.
The R18+ patch is free to download so you don’t have to worry about having to pay to access the naughty bits.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to support Valve and their double-standards and censorship, you can also purchase the R18+ version of Hello, Goodbye from the following stores:
(Thanks for the news tip StarKitsune)