Boyfriend Dungeon has to do with dating and swords being dragged by swords … who are people too. It had a surprise release on August 11, and despite its ridiculous premise on the surface, its story explores some delicate issues, as Rachel noted in her preview: “The date for many women and the Queer folk in general is unfortunately a huge risk, and meeting in public, having a friend on hand and checking out the site are just a few of the many safety tips used when meeting date first. For a game about sharp weapons, it's great to see how Boyfriend Dungeon recognizes it. "
When you start the game, there is currently a content warning that says, "This game may include references to unwanted advances, chase, and other forms of emotional manipulation. Play carefully." On Friday, some players took to Twitter to complain that this content warning felt inappropriate. These elements are an integral and continuous part of the main plot of the game, rather than past or background references.
Some also called for the plot to be “turned off,” in the same way that one can choose not to receive encouraging texts from “Mom” at the beginning of the game. This was a controversial suggestion, with critics and designers arguing that content warning was the point at which players could choose not to play, and that independent and LGBTQ + art often remains at a standard. different from the main current.
This afternoon, Kitfox Games sent a tweet stating that the content notice would be updated to be "more accurate."
The Boyfriend Dungeon content warning inadequately describes the events of harassment and emotional manipulation in the story. We will update the game next week with a more accurate CW. We apologize for any damage caused by our mistake. Thanks for playing!August 14, 2021
The developer also apologized for "any damage caused" by the original wording. He has not stated any plans to alter the game in any other way.
Much of Boyfriend Dungeon really is about emotionally guarded daggers and confronting your fears with lasers that are also K-pop stars. However, potential players who do not want to face harassment as a recurring theme will have a clearer head when the game resumes next week.