Kickstarted

Card Game About Tentacle Rape Porn Pulled from Kickstarter

The crowdfunding site cancels funding for popular porn-themed card game Tentacle Bento.
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Tentacle Bento (kickstarter.com)

Even on the sex-swathed Internet, there are still some things considered too taboo for mainstream consumption. While a search for “tentacle porn” on XXX sites would undoubtedly yield at least hundreds of results, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is publicly grappling with its anime animus.

The Daily Dot reports that a tentacle rape porn-themed card game that had raised more than double its funding goal was canceled by Kickstarter, due to its graphic material. As Twitter user @VonRosceau tweeted, “Kickstarter didn’t want a game about raping teenage girls with tentacles funded under their name today. Manchildren angry, nobody surprised.”

According to the Daily Dot:

The game lets players assume the role of tentacle monsters disguised as buxom students at an all-girl’s school in Japan. It urges players to befriend “sexy” and “sporty” high school girls and “get your slimy tentacles on as many of the students as you can before time runs out.”

Despite the fact that the game’s developer, Soda Pop Miniatures, issued a disclaimer saying that the game was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek spoof on actual tentacle porn, and that it did not condone violence against women, the Daily Dot reports that many gaming sites took issue with its subject matter. The fact that the game play revolves around kidnapping schoolgirls makes the light-hearted spoof argument difficult to buy.

Tentacle Bento fans, including one prominent Penny Arcade cartoonist, declared Kickstarter’s move censorship, but it’s worth noting that the project clearly violates at least one of Kickstarter’s prohibited subjects, including “Pornographic Material” and possibly “Offensive Material.”

Kickstarter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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