During a blog release today from Erik Johnson on the Official Steam Blog, announced that the game ‘Rape Day’ will not be released on Steam. In the blog, Erik Johnson goes further to explain their reasoning.
“Much of our policy around what we distribute is, and must be, reactionary—we simply have to wait and see what comes to us via Steam Direct. We then have to make a judgement call about any risk it puts to Valve, our developer partners, or our customers. After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think ‘Rape Day’ poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam.”
It is uncertain if changes made to the game, such as censor bars or the screen blacked out during the assaults will make the game viable on the Steam market in the future. In looking at the negative comments seen about this game across the internet so far, I personally do not think any small changes to the game will change Steam’s mind because the core of the game would make them look bad in the public’s eye.