September 23, 2021

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The Boyfriend Dungeon backlash was nothing new for queer games

On release earlier this month, indie date-your-swords ’em up Boyfriend Dungeon landed itself in a bit of hot water over a content warning fans felt didn’t go far enough. Developer Kitfox would eventually update the warning, but the game’s launch issues didn’t stop there.

Boyfriend Dungeon’s release was marred by a week of discourse that saw many fans demand to be allowed to opt-out of the game’s more sensitive subjects—namely, stalking—entirely. Voice actor Alexander Gross, who played the antagonist at the centre of Boyfriend Dungeon’s uncomfortable themes, reported being sent hate mail for playing the character. 

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