Richard La Ruina, with his RLR Training Inc., was ready for the release of Super Seducer 3. The title would arrive shortly, and many users (about 61 thousand) had already added it to their Steam wish list. However, Valve refused to sell the game on the platform. Some of the scenes were too explicit and insisted on its decision, despite the developer having effectively censored all the scenes that could be indicted.
Richard La Ruina reported the incident on Twitter. After Valve’s negative response, he said he was ready to change anything in the game to be able to publish the title on Steam, and that said, La Ruina censored the various scenes that could be too explicit for Steam, despite Valve never explicitly indicating which ones. were the scenes that had to be censored or removed.
Super Seducer is a series of FMV titles known for teaching its players how to approach and conquer a woman, which predictably attracted mixed reviews from users. In fact, La Ruina is part of the “culture” of “pickup artists”, men who help each other conquer and seduce women. In fact, this “culture” has been criticized by many, who have considered it sexist and misogynist.
“Steam rejected both the uncensored and censored versions (for Twitch), never specifically said what content they didn’t like, blocked our demo which was the censored gym level and said if we were managed to obtain an M rating (Mature, aged 17 and over, ed) would not have changed his decision anyway “, explains La Ruina in a tweet published a few hours ago.
“My wife and I have no idea what the problem may be, and we begin to suspect that it may be political or personal. Otherwise, why not give us a clear example of what content is wrong?” Richard La Ruina says in another tweet.
In addition to having created the three titles, the developer was also the image of Super Seducer. In the various FMV scenes, the protagonist whose actions were decided interactively by the players was always him.
In short, Super Seducer 3 is in chaos, and Valve seems to have put their feet up and not wanting to change their mind in any way. We will see if La Ruina will definitively convince the Valve creators or if it will opt for the autonomous sale on its online store, a bit like Red Candle Games did with its Devotion.