Since the launch of the Hosted Games app I’ve seen many games that would never fly before, A Kiss From Death I’m looking at you, or even imo, the Archangel Job .
As someone who generally writes Adult fiction this has made the process easier on me, because I would not consider mine nearly as graphic. My newer stuff that is.
My question, however, is this: How much would I have to modify gore for it to be advertisable out of the Adult content category? I think it’s a great thing, but I’m having a hard time receiving the amount of feedback I would like on my newest project.
Removing sex is no issue for me, as it’s not the main focus of it at all.
I’ve perused some threads, and honestly there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer. And any answer is from three years ago. Hard to tell what has and hasn’t changed over that time. I would really like to get feedback from the general users of this site and truly don’t mind modifying my narrative to fit in these early stages, but I also don’t know where the line is drawn and do not wish to cause alarm for people or break rules.
I guess an example of something I changed: An abomination looms over her, roiling flesh sitting atop an amalgam of bones. It’s rotten and fetid, sluicing off the creature in a pulsating mass. Hollow eyes meet hers, a gaping maw filled with thousands of teeth gurgling a delighted shriek. Putrid air streams from its mouth in a plume of mist.
It used to be far more descriptive. Would that be too much? What about: You move in close, silent and graceful as a dancer, slashing your blade through the meat of his thigh.
He falls with a grunt of pain, clutching at the wound on the back of his leg. You move to the uninjured side, taking a few quick steps to dodge his flailing arm as he tries to grab you. You snatch his arm as you face his front, lifting it up before you stab into his armpit, shoving up and then down, twisting as the blade pierces his heart. The thug tenses, almost surprised, before he slumps down. It’s a quick death.
I feel like I’ve seen things of the same nature and just wanted to make sure my revised versions were general Hosted Games appropriate.