Bikinis, Shorts and Inter-Gender Touching Banned In Chinese Video Games

May 13, 2014 - Andrew Eisen

A few weeks ago we reported on the copious restrictions China has imposed on video game makers wanting to sell their wares in the country now that the console ban has gone bye-bye.

Well, according to a website I've never heard of, reporting information from a Japanese website I can't read, game developers where just smacked upside the head with a notice from authorities detailing a few more things that just ain't going to fly in Chinese video games.  Namely:

  • Game characters wearing bikinis or shorts are prohibited.
  • Exposing sensitive parts of the body is not allowed.
  • Bodily touching between men and women in games is completely prohibited.

So, are one piece swimsuits allowed?  How about skirts?  Which parts of the body are "sensitive"?  Can two men touch each other?  Two women?

We've said it before and we'll say it again to anyone wishing to sell video games in China:

Good luck with that!

Source: Rocket News 24

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Bikinis, Shorts and Inter-Gender Touching Banned In ...

Eh, if true, I have an easy solution for major devs, don't bother trying to sell games there, they tend to make knockoffs anyway.

Re: Bikinis, Shorts and Inter-Gender Touching Banned In ...

I can read enough Japanese to effectively tell you that the Japanese news source cited does basically prohibit all at least the bikinis.  I don't see any mention specifically of shorts though it does appear to mention the ban on gender touching.  Trouble is that none of it has a real citation for the source of that and I am not aware of any law in China that prohibits any of these things and I've done extensive research on it before.

Re: Bikinis, Shorts and Inter-Gender Touching Banned In ...

Yeah, I tend to take Japanese reporting on China and Korea with a grain of salt, esp on 'community' sites.

 
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