Boyfriend Dungeon is about relationship and dungeon crawling with swords… which might be additionally folks. It had a shock launch on the 11th of August, and regardless of its goofy premise on the floor, its story explores some delicate themes, as Rachel famous in her preview: “Dating for a lot of ladies and queer people generally is, sadly, an enormous danger, and assembly in public, having a buddy readily available, and trying out the place are simply a few of the many safety tips used when assembly dates the primary time. For a sport about smooching sharp weapons, it’s great to see Boyfriend Dungeon acknowledge that.”
As you start the sport, there’s at present a content warning that reads: “This game may include references to unwanted advances, stalking, and other forms of emotional manipulation. Play with care.” On Friday, some gamers took to Twitter to complain that this content warning felt insufficient. These parts are an integral and steady a part of the sport’s predominant storyline, moderately than passing or background references.
Some additionally referred to as for the storyline to be “opt-out”, in the identical approach as you may select to not obtain encouraging texts from “Mom” firstly of the sport. This was a controversial suggestion, with critics and designers arguing that the content warning was the purpose the place gamers may choose out of play, and that indie and LGBTQ+ artwork is commonly held to a unique customary to the mainstream.
This afternoon, Kitfox Games despatched out a tweet stating that the content warning could be up to date to be “more accurate”.
The content warning for Boyfriend Dungeon inadequately describes the occasions of stalking and emotional manipulation that exist within the story. We’ll update the sport subsequent week with a extra correct CW. We apologize for any damage inflicted by our mistake. Thank you for enjoying!August 14, 2021
The developer additionally apologized for “any hurt inflicted” by the unique wording. It has not said plans to change the sport in some other approach.
Much of Boyfriend Dungeon actually is about emotionally guarded daggers and dealing with your fears with lasersabers who’re additionally Okay-pop stars. Prospective gamers who do not need to encounter stalking as a recurring theme, nonetheless, will presumably get a clearer heads up when the sport is patched subsequent week.