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Without a doubt, in the independent scene we can find video games of all genres: from classic platformers to shooters. Of course, there is also a place for experiences that are aimed at the adult market. Unfortunately, there are still many prejudices and ignorance about these types of projects, which led a studio to lose all the funds it raised for the development of its next games.
What happens is that Toffer Team, an independent company that is dedicated to the development of erotic video games, took to their Twitter account to announce that, unfortunately, PayPal froze all the income they obtained through Kickstarter for the production of Lip! Lewd Idol Project, a visual novel for adults, as well as other projects.
PayPal has permanently locked our account and remaining Kickstarter raised funds for LIP! Lewd Idol Project.
Today it was us, tomorrow it could be you or any of your favorite lewd content creators.
Please read and RT to spread the word, we can’t let this things keep happening. pic.twitter.com/QiQ3k5Z3Li
— Toffer Team ?✨ (@TofferTeam) July 6, 2021
“PayPal permanently closed our account and withheld Kickstarter funds for the development of LIP! Lewd Idol Project. Today it was us, tomorrow it could be any of your favorite adult content creators, ”Toffer Team wrote at the head of the tweet.
PayPal considered Toffer Team’s erotic game to be a “sexual service”
In the same Twitter post, the company shared an extensive statement where they addressed the situation in more detail, as well as the reasons behind the closure of the PayPal account.
As explained by the study, PayPal blocked all the funds they managed to raise for the development of LIP! Lewd Idol Project for, supposedly, offering “sexual services”, something that is not allowed on the platform.
“Honestly, we are tired of almost all major platforms censoring, persecuting and marginalizing creators who make anime-style or adult art content. We have already seen it in countless examples in recent years ”, we can read in the statement.
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Additionally, the study explained that the problem is not staying out of PayPal, but that now they can no longer use the funds that are necessary to fulfill the development of their next projects.
“It is really sad that such a large company treats its clients in this way, leaving us without the possibility of answering, depriving us of our funds without prior notice and, overnight, leaving us without the possibility of doing what we love and are passionate about. , which is the development of games for adults (…) We will not give up. Thank you very much for your support ”, concludes the study.
In case you want to support the study, you should know that LIP! Lewd Idol Project Vol.1 It is now available for PC via Steam. Of course, and obviously, you need to be of legal age to play it.
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