Another Game Is Getting Pulled From Steam For Aussies
Despite being banned for sale in Australia during 2018, Song of Memories is still available on Steam for Australian players. But it won’t be for long.
Song of Memories, which describes itself as a romantic adventure, allows you to play as a male character and starts out as a somewhat of a dating simulator before turning into a zombie-esque apocalyptic thriller by the end of it.
While it was initially due for release an August 2018 Australian release, Kotaku confirmed with Australia’s Classification Board it was refused classification on August 15 2018, making it illegal to sell or distribute copies in Australia. But a quick check reveals the game is still available for purchase on Steam.
Classification Board confirmed it had asked Steam to make the content unavailable for Australian audiences but as of writing, it still remains available.
“The Department has advised Steam that the computer game, Song of Memories, has been Refused Classification in Australia and has requested that it be removed from sale for Australian audiences,” a spokesperson confirmed.
Classification Board’s entry says it was refused classification as the game “depict[s], express[es] or otherwise deal[s] with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”
We’ve reached out to Classification Board to confirm when it requested the game’s removal from Steam but it has yet to respond.