A gony is a 2018 US survival horror by Madmind Studio
Players begin their journey as a tormented soul within the depths of Hell without any memories about their past. The special ability to control people on
their path, and possess minded demons, gives the player the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions they are in
Last month it was announced that games developer Madmind was forced to cut its Agony game to avoid an
uncommercially viable AO (Adults-Only) rating from the US games censors of the ESRB. Madmind promised that the AO version would be restored via a patch.
Madmind have now cancelled the patch citing legal issues. The company have said not quite so
much material has had to be cut as first thought. The company said:
The censorship now affects only several seconds from two endings (out of seven) and some scenes that may be unlocked only after the end of the game.
Madmind have said that they will at least explain the cuts in a documentary video that will show the material that had to be cut for an M rating in the US.
The cut version has just been released worldwide and is 18 rated by
PEGI for the European region.
Update: May still be the possibility of an uncut version
1st June 2018. See
article from oneangrygamer.net
Developers Madmind signed a distribution deal for the game to appear on the Xbox One , PS4 , and Steam that ended up nullifying their ability to distribute the Adults Only patch as they had originally promised. It seems that this contractual
agreement included a ban on patching games appearing on these platforms. However it seems that an uncensored version could appear elsewhere as long as any patches there cannot be applied to the games appearing on Xbox/PS4/Steam.
During a lengthy
Q&A session, Madmind attempted to address why the game's uncensored version wasn't made available. They were also asked if it would be possible to release the uncensored content through a GOG.com version. According to Madmind, they responded:
The contract with the publishers did not allow us to make the Adult Only version. We could not do anything about it. Violation of these laws would cause huge financial penalties, which would result in immediate closure of
the company and the game would not have been issued. Without publishers -- the production process would be interrupted and the game would not appear. We are in talks with GOG. If they agree, Agony will be released on this platform in a version with all
patches and without censorship, with official AO rating.
Update: Agony's censored scenes published in a video
1st June 2018. See article
from oneangrygamer.net , See video of deleted scenes from vimeo.com
Madmind Studio kept their word and released a video showcasing the original Adults Only content they
had to cut in order to secure a Mature rating for the game Agony.
The NSFW video clocks in at 4:48 minutes. It features the content that Madmind had to trim in order to secure the Mature rating, this includes scenes of genital penetration, a
couple of seconds of butt physics, various forms of infanticide, as well as a sequence involving demon sex and a succubus giving birth to a demon baby through a mutilated vagina.
Update: Madmind announces that Agony Unrated
can now be released on Steam
8th June 2018. See article from steamcommunity.com
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 .
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.
Update: Unrated release is cancelled
27th June 2018.
See article from steamcommunity.com
MadMind Studio has announced:
We regret to inform you that our company is currently struggling with financial problems. Due to technical and legal reasons, Madmind must cancel the development of Agony Unrated.