That's right. No clickbait. No exaggeration. Monster Mashing has been banned. From Steam, that is.
Alright I'll admit that was a little clickbait. I assume you thought MM was banned from Newgrounds, but the game is still available here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/707498
The first little thing that was suspicious was that it took AGES for Valve to approve/review the game. They claim it's because NSFW games require more in-depth reviewing, because some territories ban certain types of games or something like that. HOWEVER, what was much more surprising was when the Monster Mashing steam page suddenly disappeared a few days ago. When you tried going to the link, it just brought you to the Steam store homepage. Personally I was notified by this when someone on Twitter DM'd me telling me the MM storepage wasn't there anymore. Maybe Valve was just being stricter with the NSFW filtering tools? Like if you aren't signed into Steam and saying that you want to see 18+ content, the page didn't show whatsoever. It wasn't until we checked the Valve partner backend when we saw that big red "APP HAS BEEN BANNED" message when we knew the situation. But even then, we didn't. We still didn't know exactly why we were banned. From my knowledge, Monster Mashing was a softcore-ish adult game. It didn't have sex scenes, it didn't even show nips in the Steam version. It had moaning? And shit some very revealing rips and tears in the clothing. On the Steam version that is. The thing that got us? The Vine girl
(Art by @cymbourine , this is NOT the in-game art, but I'm too lazy to actually find it lmao. You get the gist though. Also go follow Cym lmao. The actual art looks a tad more childish but maybe its just different art styles or something.)
They said it was because she was underage lookin. And they straight up won't allow that. Well that's it I suppose. Maybe we can appeal, and we'll either have to fully redo Vine girl, or axe her from Steam version. We'll have to see.
To end on a somewhat nicer note, this makes me very much appreciate the places that allow us to upload the game as-is. No changes, no weird policies. These places more or less allowed the game with little to no changes, so these places are very good and I VERY much love and appreciate them for not banishing us.
If you wanna see the slight differences between versions, read this newspost: https://ninjamuffin99.newgrounds.com/news/post/1045960
GO BUY OR PLAY IT LMAOOO PRAY FOR US