Rinse and Repeat, indie developer Robert Yang's first-person game set in a men's locker room, has been prohibited from Twitch livestreaming.
Yang himself shared his game's banishment from the service on his Twitter earlier today.
on one hand, it really sucks and this is censorship -- on the other hand, its super validating for an artist to be acknowledged as dangerous— Roberto Yanga (@radiatoryang) September 24, 2015
A response to the tweets includes a screenshot from Twitch's rules of conduct. The item that likely resulted in the censorship of Rinse and Repeat names "sexually explicit acts or content" as cause for suspension from the service. Twitch does not allow nudity to be the main focus of a game streamed on its channels.
The title is one of 13 banned by the popular livestream site. The most notable name on the list, which is mostly populated by other indie titles, is Second Life.
Twitch also forbids the broadcast of all games rated Adults-Only by the ESRB, as we reported in March. The service specifically cites Hatred, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy - Director's Cut, and the uncut version of Manhunt 2. We discussed the crude, extreme violence of Hatred in particular after its summer launch.
Those interested in the game who are no longer able to check it out on Twitch can download it from Yang's website. It is available at a price of your choosing. Yang also details on his site the issues of consent and male sexuality that the game serves to explore.