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During the PlayStation 5 reveal recently, Neostream Interactive had their 2015 crowdfunded title Little Devil Inside shown off as a timed exclusive and they've now clarified their plans for platforms.

The timed exclusive deal caused a bit of a ruckus with backers, with quite a few angry comments aimed at the developers. However, according to what they said, this PlayStation 5 timed exclusive deal will not be affecting the release of the PC version so they're still firmly aiming for a concurrent launch on PC - the exclusive deal only affects console.

After reaching out to Neostream directly, they mentioned to me today that the Linux version is still planned to launch alongside Windows, "We'll be trying to get it to Linux at the same time as Windows. We will be clarifying again on all the precise platforms soon.".

Here's their brand new trailer, see below:

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They've also seen some controversy elsewhere. In the trailer at about 0:46, you can see characters chasing the protagonist wearing masks. Apparently this caused a stir as some claimed it was a racial stereotype. The team released a statement on Facebook to apologize and they will be adjusting that model to remove the dreadlocks, change their "bold lips", skin tone and change the dart blower "so it looks less like a joint".

When we hear more about a Linux PC release date we will let you know.

We missed this one on our dedicated Crowdfinding Page, so it has been added today. It's now hit 350 projects being listed and still more to add yet.

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blackmamba 15 Jun
When will the world realize that the best way to deal with the "woke" is to just ignore them until they go away......kind of like seaguls. Or tell them to buzz off.... ANYTHING but give in to their demands. NEVER apologize if you've done nothing wrong.
The_Aquabat 16 Jun
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: The_AquabatI don't know man, as person that has suffered racism on a trip to Europe, because of being Latin (I was beaten up and a friend of mine was stabbed, and our car destroyed) sometimes I feel some ppl take things to dangerous extremes (ie censoring).

Who has censored what?
I was not referring to this particular game, but as the matter as a whole, some people are asking for some historic art to be censored, luckily most of the court ruling were denied censoring, I think the experience of humanity with censorship was pretty bad, I'm all in for removing stereotypes and racists stuff from culture but in a constructive way not in a destructive way, that means building up into the future not building up into the past.


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 16 June 2020 at 7:12 am UTC
Guppy 16 Jun
Quoting: blackmambaNEVER apologize if you've done nothing wrong.

The problem is that with the current "dialog" on matters pertaining gender and skin colour is that the minute somebody accuses you of wrong doing you are wrong, facts be damned.

In this case having characters that are black wearing masks with bold red lips is mocking black people.

I wonder what these paragons of virtue would think if they ever visited a museum or studied native african tribal masks;

http://nationalmuseum.ghana-net.com/traditional-african-masks.html


https://www.google.com/search?q=native+african+masks


Suppose it doesn't matter at this points, the people behind got what they were after all along - attention/clicks/likes/subscribers
tuubi 16 Jun
Quoting: GuppyIn this case having characters that are black wearing masks with bold red lips is mocking black people.

I wonder what these paragons of virtue would think if they ever visited a museum or studied native african tribal masks;
These people didn't complain because they thought the characters looked similar to traditional masks. Their opinion was that these little joint-sporting dreadlock goblins promote a harmful stereotype. Just like tomahawk-wielding, scalp-hunting, firewater-guzzling, feather-wearing savages in a modern game would be in bad taste, don't you agree? Or tiny buck-toothed yellow men with coolie hats if you prefer that particular outdated trope.

In the end, the developer wasn't censored or forced to do anything. They chose to alter a character model a bit because they heard some complaints and didn't want to be jerks about it. Nothing of value was lost.


BTW, the style of traditional African masks can be used respectfully in games. I think The Journey Down got this right. And Shadow of the Tomb Raider didn't seem to anger too many indigenous Americans. It's all about the context.
Guppy 16 Jun
Quoting: tuubiJust like tomahawk-wielding, scalp-hunting, firewater-guzzling, feather-wearing savages in a modern game would be in bad taste, don't you agree? Or tiny buck-toothed yellow men with coolie hats if you prefer that particular outdated trope.

That's just the point this wasn't *anything* like that and people seeing the blow guns as joins might want to read up on freud.

but it's getting clear this is not a issue we will ever agree on so there is very little point in continuing this discourse
tuubi 16 Jun
Quoting: Guppy
Quoting: tuubiJust like tomahawk-wielding, scalp-hunting, firewater-guzzling, feather-wearing savages in a modern game would be in bad taste, don't you agree? Or tiny buck-toothed yellow men with coolie hats if you prefer that particular outdated trope.

That's just the point this wasn't *anything* like that and people seeing the blow guns as joins might want to read up on freud.
The dev apparently disagrees with you, seeing as they changed the model. All this controversy and drama seems external.

Quoting: Guppybut it's getting clear this is not a issue we will ever agree on so there is very little point in continuing this discourse
I guess so. I mean I won't agree that people who complain about racial stereotypes are attention seeking outrage addicts, whereas people who get in a huff and complain about them get a pass.
Guppy 16 Jun
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: Guppy
Quoting: tuubiJust like tomahawk-wielding, scalp-hunting, firewater-guzzling, feather-wearing savages in a modern game would be in bad taste, don't you agree? Or tiny buck-toothed yellow men with coolie hats if you prefer that particular outdated trope.

That's just the point this wasn't *anything* like that and people seeing the blow guns as joins might want to read up on freud.
The dev apparently disagrees with you, seeing as they changed the model.

They changed the model because the cost of doing that was less than the projected cost of having the whiners continuing to cry racism.

if you read the statement linked in the article you will see that they dont think the model is racist but changed it to avoid offending any people in any way;
https://www.facebook.com/projectldi/posts/3034969673204804

the TLDR; "we never saw it as, nor intended it to be racist, somebody think it is, we are sorry, we will change. please dont hate us"


From your post I guess you think it's racist, and your entitled to your opinion - I tried and failed to change it. But the developers clearly don't they just rolled over and took the easy way out, I don't really blame them considering the PR hell they would have likely encountered otherwise in the current political climate. But I find it absurd that is has gotten to this point, mob rule is never a good thing.
DrMcCoy 16 Jun
Guppy, you should join a carnival, you could make good money with that mind reading ability of yours
Guppy 16 Jun
Quoting: DrMcCoyGuppy, you should join a carnival, you could make good money with that reading ability of yours

fixed it for you <3
tuubi 16 Jun
Quoting: GuppyFrom your post I guess you think it's racist, and your entitled to your opinion - I tried and failed to change it. But the developers clearly don't they just rolled over and took the easy way out, I don't really blame them considering the PR hell they would have likely encountered otherwise in the current political climate.
The developer didn't intend to offend, that seems clear. But if someone points out that you inadvertently did or said something offensive, like perpetuated a stereotype, there's no good reason to double down on the issue if you can simply make it right. Sometimes the easy way out is the best way out.
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