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‘Rape Day’: A new video game glorifying sexual assault raises questions about regulation

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posted on 08.10.2019, 00:00 authored by Marika GuggisbergMarika Guggisberg
A graphic new video game called Rape Day, set to launch in April, triggered a swift and widespread public outcry. Created by an independent developer, Rape Day is a set in a zombie apocalypse, where the player controls a protagonist described as a “menacing serial killer rapist”. Rape Day is a “visual novel” – players choose from a variety of sequences of still images that contain written dialogue options and prewritten story choices. And the rape of women is encouraged to progress the plot.


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