Itchio Removing Games

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Just how many cases are there where Itchio has removed games. I just came across one today that has been removed from itchio, it's called "Tribe The Right of Passage". I myself had my game "Summer with Brina" and my other game page de-indexed by them before.
As for this Shadik , sounds like another victim of the rainbow fascists. Apparently banned for requesting real females to be voice actors, not trannies. Itchio is based in Shit City (San Francisco) after all.

As for anyone still wanting to pursuit NSFW video game development, look into platforms that are decentralized and FOSS. Those alternatives will help fight against censorship.​

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And the knock-on effects from the Westy disaster continue to pile up. Not a surprise, but sad anyway. :cry:
 
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Adult developers should avoid itch.io, this isn't a new thing they started doing this around april, hey will give you a lot of excuses and no clear answer, but my bet is that they are short of money, (when they de-indexed my games my payout taked like 3 months before be attended), if you fullfit patreon rules, this site is a way better (support there attends your issues in less than 24hours).
 

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Before that numbnut came up with the "rainbow fascist" bullshit I almost felt sorry for him... *shrug*
 

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This has been a problem for a while, and I'm not just talking about the LBGTQA "purists" who get offended that 'transwashing' or however they've dubbed it is being occured

(trans and efem, characters voiced by cis-fems, or just young boys, which mind you is a practice dating to shakespeare and not "new" or "unheard of". Nor is it actually meant as offense. Want to know what all the vocal training in the world can't do? make you a soprano. You either have the voice or you don't. An though we can bioreplicate and print kidneys and other organs, for sum F'd reason, no one can replace vocal chords or a trachea with a synthetic [which theoretically has been possible a while, just go watch jurrassic park 3, jus sayin...] point is this isn't a choice made to offend or belittle anyone. Why not instead ask why it is that society demands of "passing fems" to have the voice of a 5yo boy or 16yo girl. Which btw has nothing todo with gender and everything to do with societal role BS over the laws of attraction and perpetuation of artificial utopian idealisms and constructs. IE pornstar cisfems need bust large enough to launch the buttons off of a sweater from here to china. Its conditioning BS on them saying what is or isnt "ideal sexuality", point here being the fem voice acting was chosen because the voice is closer to this fake ass societal ideal and its society to blame for those standards. pol pt1 BS rant aside back to the real issue).

Indie platforming of Adult media has been a problem since long before the internet. Thanks to BS 1910s decency law crap, adult advertising and distrobution can not be openly adverted to the public. It can only be done so from private spaces or networks. Why is this a problem? Well under crapitalism, he whom owns that space or network controls and prioritizes such adverting and distrobution. As such, whom ever provides enough "favors" or "payment" to the platform owner, gets prefferential treatment at the cost of infringing on everyone else's voices and distrobution rights. This is why the right to public assembly is soo crucial. Lose the right to administer a topic to the public, and that topic is now in total control of which ever cartel fancies to demand bribes from all those seeking it.

In terms of the internet, until itch, all us indies really had for a "formal" platform was newgrounds in the wake of the dot com crash and arrival of alphabet, and FB now Meta declaring ownership of the surface web. An then "controversial" topics and genres obv didn't quite get tolerated on NG so, until itch in 2015 every one was forced into decentralized lurker mode on forums and boorus. Heck thanks to Fakku!'s turn to the corpy side, the only OG sites left from the dot com boom aside from newgrounds are G.e-h nhentai and DLsite. which each have their own deamons such as DL going all DRM an proprietary manager ware but these survived, largely in that they arent HQ'd in USA or UK or EU.

FOSS and open source are the way to go for building an un-tear-down able platform sure, but there are obstacles to this. Enter the GNU "purists". Don't get me wrong GNU is noble idea but only group I've seen go soo semantical on definition of a thing (in this case FOSS) are the folks over at DOOMworld still debating the definition of "vanilla doom". In case of FOSS though, this debate on semantics has some pressing consequences since IP law is nearly as long as Tax code and 9001x more tyrannical.

Jokes aside this is a real problem and not just for Adult media. With repeal of Net Nuetrality and FCCs determination of server routing services, server hosts and other such middle person telecomms IP servicers, point is, if that service is privately owned they can block, repeal, censure, or even modify(rework/rewrite) the content transmitted before or even in real time, as the end user views it.

As to FOSS and GNU, to be truly GNU/FOSS you can't use proprietary stuff in the creation, operation or execution of your platform/service or hardware. How this gets murky in definition is it gets as semantical as to where you source your parts or get electricity from and other goal post shifts just as absurd.

The threat and impact though related to a web platform, to be a FOSS forum network under GNU, you nearly have to operate the entire thing on terminal & IRC through a decentralized blockchain of local mesh nets. If you utilize municipal or privatized services, software or networks in this, by contract law the IP holder of that commercial service has a "values alignment" say in what is done with or over such a network. So, you get pushed into a corner into using very old methods and means that's soo niche you automatically start with only a small userbase that are tech savy enough to connect to it.

[This is longer than I wanted it to be apologies there but I am going somewhere with it, and even though I joked about "where you get your materials and electricity" Open AI caught flack due to high power needs and water resource usage for AI cooling. It didn't matter that the NSA datacenter across the way is using 10x those and was before OpenAI set up shop with their own AI Datacenter. It was all about the control of dialogue, which is controlled by the industry owners. Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft didn't like the fact that a once open source company surpassed them in AI so now the smear campaign is on to end them. This is the type of problem I am talking about with licenseholder control of network. Amplified by fact that Musk discovered in hus purge of twitter, that all the fed alphabet agencies had staff and offices at every social media co, tasked with engineering the flow and direction of agenda, discussion and content on those networks.]

Soo pol pt2 sumnarized for non TLDR readers;

To be a FOSS platform you have to go GNU, which changes in determination regularly, and mostly requires troglodyte level tech usage. On the off chance you do pull it off, unless all data to end users is E2E encrypted, any web ISP that touches it, can block, censure, change, throttle and etc to it. Which is why President B wants to criminalize VPNs now.

So, as media producers and providers, FOSS has been a technical problem innestablishing a platform because so few will be able to learn of an connect to it, and then it can still be blocked and intercepted.

What we need going forward is representation to address the issues of censorship and the rights of people to have the access to common infrastructure means to distrubte their content, free of censorship, interference, revision and tear down with out notice and just the right to actual free speech.

The internet is a global public community forum built and managed by everyone. If everyone can not access this infrastructure which already exists, to then freely communicate with iut censorship, then its not a free system but one owned and controlled solely by a plutocratic oligarchy.

TLDR short 2--> We need to find/build a platform willing to stand on common carriers grounds to protection of freedom of expression over the interests of their investors. And who will actually fight the tyrannical IP overlords of License holders.

I could go on but probably shouldn't keep ranting so, I'll end it here. In short such a platform doesn't really exist as exemplified in how 4ch "excized" and "moderated to hell" to point of 8ch getting ripped off the internet and burned. [not defending 8ch but like 4ch self professed to be this type of platform amd is evidently very much not].

So long story short,
we have to build such a platform as none [to my knowledge] currently exist.
 
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Just how many cases are there where Itchio has removed games. I just came across one today that has been removed from itchio, it's called "Tribe The Right of Passage". I myself had my game "Summer with Brina" and my other game page de-indexed by them before.
As for this Shadik , sounds like another victim of the rainbow fascists. Apparently banned for requesting real females to be voice actors, not trannies. Itchio is based in Shit City (San Francisco) after all.

As for anyone still wanting to pursuit NSFW video game development, look into platforms that are decentralized and FOSS. Those alternatives will help fight against censorship.​

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