[Update:] MangaGamer’s PR director John Pickett issued a statement clarifying further what the issue was that Valve had with The Expression Amrilato, saying…
“Valve’s claim that this title ‘sexualizes minors’ is quite frankly absurd and discriminatory. The Expression: Amrilato is an educational title and it has no sexual content. Period.”
“While we sincerely hope this isn’t the case, the only conclusion we can draw from the feedback we’ve been provided with is that Valve now considers chaste romance between two women inherently ‘sexual’ and thus inappropriate for all audiences outside an adult context. Despite our many attempts to reach out to them for clarity on their “anything that isn’t illegal or trolling” policy––neither of which apply to this title––Valve has resoundingly refused to provide any, so all we can do is express our concern over what this could mean for freedom of expression and the LGBT gaming community.”
The press notice also states that they had help from the official National Esperanto Association of Japan to supervise development and also offer free copies to educational institutions in order to further spread awareness of the Esperanto language.
[Original article:] MangaGamer had some good and bad news to share with loyal and longtime fans: The good news is that Sukero Sparo’s yuri visual novel The Expression Amrilato has launched on the MangaGamer store and on GOG.com. The bad news is that it’s been indefinitely delayed on Steam. Continue reading “The Expression Amrilato Indefinitely Delayed On Steam, But It’s Available On GOG”