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To the judges (and others who feel like replying)- What are your feelings about including nudity, violence and profanity in games? I ask this because I want to know if I should include modified textures and sounds removing these items as an option for those who may be offended. For a quick explanation, I would like to include nudity in my game not in a pornographic sense, but in the context of the game. For example, I would prefer to have naked zombies, because after all, why would a brainless zombie wear clothes? Eventually the clothes would fall off if they were left there when the person died. And I highly doubt the zombie wears clothing to impress other zombies, i.e., "Let's go get some dinner and maybe afterward a little necrophilia." I somehow doubt this, and feel the stereotypical clothing-wearing zombie was only created to satisfy the movie industry and keep such zombie movies from getting a nc17 rating. My zombies would be both male and female, from all stages of life, to make the game most realistic. As for violence and profanity, violence would typically be blood splatters and profanity may be included in the brainless zombie moans.

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Remember that your game's audience is not restricted. If a 6 year old girl decides to play, she's entirely free to.

It should probably be a game that would earn a T (teen) rating, at most.

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You know - female zombie pr0n is something that industry has yet to explore...

Personally I'd say stick with Hollywood and at least give them a small loincloth (or other article) stretched to cover their exremely large busts.

Alternatively, you could have their long hair cover their tops, and have them wear tattered clothing/whatever. I still stand that Female Ninjas > *

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Good point Promit.

I will definitely include a warning at the start of the game informing the user of the possibility that they may be offended or emotionally disturbed from the content of the game, and allowing the user the option to quit at that point and no further. That way, a younger audience would at least be aware of the type of game.

If the game I envision in my head actually pulls through, I don't think it would earn a T rating. More likely, M. But then again, this all assumes that my game pulls through in the end. The game I picture in my head could probably be compared, graphically, to a 2D version of Doom3. See what I mean?

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Mushu,

Heh thanks for the laugh.

I want this game to be realistic. The idea of hair covering the breasts is a possibility, but that does not work for the typical male. Remember, a dead person, either male or female, is doubtful to be attractive. A female's breasts would probably have become loose and discolored, and the same goes for a male's genitals. Not exactly porn [smile].

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I refer you to rule 12.

If you're using these things maturely - by the sounds of it, you would be (i.e. the nudity is intended for realism purposes, not because you want to make sexy zombies) - then you're OK.

Making it optional may score you points, but implementing just either one shouldn't cost you anything provided it's within the rules and beneficial to the game as a whole.

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Thanks superpig. Since [I think] you are one of the judges, I am glad to have your support. I am really considering offering a sifted down version of the game. Bonus points, hmm...

And it is definitely a mature venture for me, one that I hope my friends and family won't completely freak out about when they see me working on the content. Maybe I won't show my family until the end, because knowing them, it would probably turn out something like, "Ahhh. We're taking you to church more often!"

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I am just curious about the stretches of cartoonish nudity. For example in the hit SNES game Pocky and Rocky 2, if you take a certain ammount of hits, you start running around in your underwear.

Now underwear isn't that bad, but I have a certain pirate who will have a similar effect (maybe), only there will be no underwear. However, it is cartoonish in nature, and no naughty bits show (If you check my projects thread, you will see it... remember it is a robot pirate).

I would guess it would be considered an "E" game (Pocky and Rocky II's rating IIRC)--do we need to put a warning of "cartoonish nudity"?

Also do we have something in place to mirror the ESRB system, for reference on distrobution of the games?

I guess my main point would be--is there someway to communicate to the people "purchasing" the games (to keep with the publisher theme in the rules) what the game entails?

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If we're not talking about sexual intercourse or related sexual content, then nudity should be a non-issue.

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Original post by Boder
If we're not talking about sexual intercourse or related sexual content, then nudity should be a non-issue.

Us Americans are really insane about "omfg boobies!" and such. Its really pathetic, but we have to protect the middleschool-age children who are already having sex in our society from seeing nude bodies.

Please ignore the above opinion. I can't believe I wrote that.

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