Visual novel Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo: The World Was Prayed By The Girl Living A Thousand Years, also known as Etatoto, has been banned. Hikoyo Soft and La’cryma’s title being hit with the ban from Valve was spotted by the Steam Nukige Group, who have been vigilantly keeping track of games being banned from Steam.
According to the Steam database, the app was originally added back on April 1st, 2020, and Mirai Works and Hiyoko Soft attempted to make the store page live in May, but someone at Valve decided the visual novel wasn’t fit for their service and banned The World Was Prayed By The Girl Living A Thousand Years on June 18th, 2020.
If you check the history tab, you’ll note that the ban came after the app added the “Nudity” tag to the app on June 8th.
Ten days later the game was banned.
It’s possible that once the software curators at Valve saw that the visual novel contained nudity or was tagged as Adults Only, they immediately banned it from releasing on the Steam store.
Even though the VNDB entry doesn’t mention anything about a loli character being present, it’s obvious that Valve didn’t see it that way, especially since the original Japanese release was rated R18+.
For those of you who don’t know, Valve’s curators are quick to axe games where characters appear “young”, labeling such games as “child exploitation”. You can’t reason with the curators unless you’re willing to censor your game, like what SimonCreative did with Food Girls.
The censorship and bans won’t end here. More visual novels will continue to be hit by Valve’s “Taste Police”, especially if they aren’t promoting the LGBTQIA+ agenda.
Either way you cut it, Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo -The World was Prayed by The Girl Living A Thousand Years- has been added to the Steam Waifu Holocaust master list.