Madmind Studio are planning to re-implement content cut from their horror game Agony, and then to release the back onto Steam. Several of the games endings were modified shortly before release, as the developer decided to walk back some of the more extreme content, instead of issuing a patch that restored censored content. Which makes you wonder just what was cut in a game where someone builds a wall out of boulders and demon fetuses. My personal feelings about this walking simulator for edgelords aside, it’s an expected move given the shift Valve just announced in regards to policy.
This re-release of Agony is probably in response to Valve announcing a potential plan to open the floodgates for all kinds of garbage on Steam, except in cases of trolling or illegal content.
The new version will also include a variety of bug fixes and graphical updates, in addition to putting content back into the game. And because they recognize that a certain portion of their fanbase just wants an excuse to look at demon porn, Madmind is even adding in new “erotic animations”. That sounds like fun and engaging gameplay. /sarcasm
The full statement from Madmind is as follows, the new version is planned to hit shelves within a few months:
It is with a great pleasure that we want to inform you we have found a way to publish the unrated version of Agony!
Agony Unrated will be a separate title produced and published by Madmind Studio and without the involvement of any publishers. It features additional content and changes suggested by you – our community – as nothing is more valuable to us than you.
We are doing our best to offer Agony Unrated to as many people as possible. Our goal is for each person that already owns Agony on Steam to be able to buy Agony Unrated with the biggest discount possible on that platform – 99% – or release it as a free DLC. We are currently talking with the Steam representatives to make sure it is doable.
Agony Unrated will be released about three months from now and it will include all the updates from the standard version of the game.
Agony Unrated also brings:
· Additional sounds in the game and the cutscenes.
· Additional erotic animations for characters in the backgrounds.
· High resolution textures and models – without any censorship.
· All the scenes that have been removed from the standard version of Agony.
· Agony Mode unlocked from the beginning.
· Additional content for Agony Mode (Setting – The Forest, Boss Fight – Baphomet).
· Succubus Mode unlocked from the beginning.
· Additional animations for Succubus Mode.
Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for all the technical problems that were present at the launch of Agony.
The whole team is working on patches and fixes for the game and we are planning to be releasing them until the most of you (if not everyone!) in our beloved community is satisfied with our game.