Back on May 6th, 2020 Valve banned Tsukimitake’s Forest of Maha and Dachura. The game’s ban was spotted by the Steam Nukige Group and added to their ever-growing list of banned anime-themed, visual novel, and adult games that have been nuked from Valve’s digital distribution platform.
The SteamDB entry reveals that the app was submitted for review but was rejected by the software curation team at Steam, otherwise known as the “Taste Police”.
If you check the app entry the status of the app reads…
“This app has been deleted or is hidden to the public. SteamDB has seen data for this app before, so for historic purposes it has been kept visible on this page, and may be out of date.”
According to the app’s history, it was originally submitted on April 21st, 2020. So after a couple of weeks of deliberation, the reviewer decided it wasn’t going to be eligible to even receive a store page on Steam.
The game originally released on DLSite back on November 24th, 2018. It’s still labeled as an “exclusive” since it’s been rejected by Steam.
The game is a typical hand-drawn JRPG with visual novel-style interaction scenes and unlockable H-scenes.
It’s pretty obvious why the game was banned given that Valve hates eroge titles with loli or shota characters, whether they’re the main protagonist or side-characters. In this case, the main character, Maha-kun, is a shota seeking to bring down loli-monster girls and their formidable leader.
During defeat Maha will get raped by the monster girls or he can engage in coitus with other girls while going on dates.
Obviously the game triggered Valve’s reviewers something fierce, so they banned it on the spot.
Thus, the moe-style character art and mature subject matter of the game has now landed it on the Waifu Holocaust banned game list.
However, you can still get your hands on the R18+ version of Forest of Maha and Dachura over on the NSFW DLSite store page, where it’s currently available for $14.31.
(Thanks for the news tip msoltyspl)