Working in the gaming industry can be quite unpleasant at times. The team from Top Hat Studios, the publisher of the game Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, created by the Hong Kong-based studio Suzaku, learned about it first-hand.
This title, which was released on PC in August last year, was funded on Kickstarter two years ago. It is a 2.5D horror game set in the dark world of the future, inspired by the Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, which is distinguished by, among other things, quite provocative designs of female characters. Not everyone liked it. Dissatisfied, they decided to express their opinion in a very direct and aggressive way, be it on Twitter or Facebook or in e-mails. Some of them do not like the fact that, in their opinion, the production involving p*********y will appear on the Nintendo Switch console, whose large user base is made up of underage players. Here are some of the said statements from Top Hat Studios.
In the face of these not very pleasant statements, the team from Top Hat Studios decided to issue a special statement, the full content of which can be found below. In it, she emphasizes that writing about Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story as a pornographic production encouraging violence or even illegal is a lie. In addition, it is marked M (ESRB) and 18+ (PEGI), which is only for adults. According to the representatives of Top Hat Studios, in light of this, it makes no sense to censor the title and thus influence the artistic vision of its creators. It will therefore remain in its original form on Steam and will be released on Nintendo Switch on January 7 this year.
If you would like to see what this whole Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is about and whether it is worth making a scandal about this production, you can buy it on Steam. Until tomorrow, it will be available at a promotional price of PLN 53.99.