Sex Ed Game Gets Thumbs Down for XBLA

The explicit nature of a sex education game is apparently enough to keep it off Xbox Live Arcade.

Zombie Cow Studios, developer of the game Privates, has been told that the game probably would not be approved in a peer review of the game, according to company co-founder Dan Marshall.

“The guys at Xbox have been amazing. They’ve been really supportive and helpful throughout, but ultimately have advised that the game wouldn’t pass the Indie Games Peer Review process, purely due to its inherently sexual nature. As a result, if you want to play as a tiny little man blasting away inside someone’s innards, the only place to do it is

According to the game description:

Privates is a platform shooter in which you lead a teeny-tiny gang of condom-hatted marines as they delve into peoples’ vaginas and bottoms and blast away at all manner of oozy, shouty monsters. It’s rude, funny, bitingly satirical and technically pretty accurate if you don’t count the tiny people or the germs with teeth.

Only the Xbox 360 version has been canned, as the PC version is still available for download free from Zombie Cow’s site.

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    finaleve says:

    Ok currently there is a game that is called Baby Maker Extreme on XBLIG which, while does not literally contain any sexual content (outside of a side view of some legs opened and a baby launching out of it).

    From what I gather, this game is educational and would probably benefit more outside of a game.  Put it on PC and pop it on the internet.

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    locopuyo says:

    XBLA is not the same as XBLIG

    They were trying to put this on XBL Indie Games.  XBLIG has a peer review process, where other game creators approve or disprove the games.  Microsoft has a set guideline they have to follow and the other creators determine if the game followed those rules.  

    Indie games don’t get rated by the ESRB.


    Pwnage of Empires Xbox 360 Indie RTS

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    Bennett Beeny says:

    Dammit! I was really looking forward to playing this one on Xbox360!

    I think it’s ridiculous that they have no problem at all with extremely violent games, but bung a penis in there and they’re all like "Oh Lord, a PENIS! We can’t POSSIBLY allow THAT!"

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    metroidprimegmr says:

    I highly recommend downloading their "Ben There, Dan That" game. It’s a wonderful homage to the Golden Age of point-and-click adventures.

    Ah, the days when LucasArts made games that WEREN’T Star Wars-related…

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    Father Time says:

    Wow Microsoft I thought you were better than Apple when it came to this. Who cares if there’s sex involved it could very well be worth playing.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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