NSFW indie game give ‘E’ rating on Switch eshop

Do Not Feed The Monkeys contains sexual content and mature themes (Picture: Alawar)
Do Not Feed The Monkeys contains sexual content and mature themes (Picture: Alawar)

digital voyeur simulator pulled from Switch eshop due to inaccurate rating

Do Not Feed The Monkeys released on the Nintendo Switch’s US eShop at the start of the week and was quickly taken down for the wrong age rating. DNFTM is a comedic, digital voyeur simulator where players can monitor strangers.

Through webcams and surveillance cameras, you snoop into the private lives of the characters to let the narrative unfold but whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS. Featuring sexual content, nudity and other sensitive material DNFTM presents you with moral dilemmas somewhat similar to Papers, Please, which doesn’t take too long to encounter so it’s a wonder why this received an ‘E for Everyone’ rating in the first place.

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Given how meticulous the ESRB is with assigning ratings it’s unclear as to why this happened but it’s not uncommon for anything to slip through the cracks every now and then. Publisher Alawar has addressed the issue and don’t appear to be bitter in any way. In a statement on twitter they said:

“As some of you may know, we intended to release Do Not Feed the Monkeys on Switch today. Unfortunately, we had to change the ratings. We are waiting for the rating update to be tested, and we’ll be able to release the game after that. – Sorry for any inconvenience!”

Despite being pulled from the American eShop the game can now be purchased from the European store with a PEGI 12 rating. An updated rating of Mature 17+ will be on the store soon and in a patch to update the certification for those who have already downloaded it. For those without a Nintendo Switch Do Not Feed The Monkeys can also be purchased on the Steam Store.

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Have you had a chance to play Do Not Feed The Monkeys? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!

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