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Old June 8th, 2018 (3:28 AM).
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    Posts: 7 what extent of swearing and 18+ content can I have in my fangame?
    Maybe like Pokemon Psychic adventures? I know it is a rom hack, but even then...
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    Old June 8th, 2018 (5:04 AM).
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    In regards to swearing, I'd say that there's nothing wrong having something like that in a fan-game, but I would definitely keep to a minimum. If everyone's swearing like sailors, it can be a bit of a turn-off to some players, and they'd stop playing. Likewise, if they're an evil team leader and their plans for world domination have just failed, I don't think that "oh gosh darn" really sells it.

    In short, when it comes to swearing, just don't over do it, and I think you'll be okay.

    As for 18+ content, eh... might be a bit overboard, IMO. Personally, I'd try to avoid having that type of stuff altogether. It'd feel pretty out of place, especially in a Pokemon game. Not to mention that a lot of people probably shouldn't see stuff like that, especially considering a large portion of the Pokemon fan-base is under 18.

    Ultimately, it is your game, so you can do what you wish with it. Though it's definitely beneficial to consider what your potential players want to see and not see. It might be best to lean away from stuff like that as much as possible.
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    Old June 8th, 2018 (12:22 PM).
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    Originally Posted by LucarioTheGreat View Post what extent of swearing and 18+ content can I have in my fangame?
    Maybe like Pokemon Psychic adventures? I know it is a rom hack, but even then...
    Thank you so much!
    Well, it's your game. You can do whatever you want with it in the end. That being said, a lot of people I've interacted with over the years feel that swearing in fangames sort of takes one out of the experience. Usually I play them because I want more content that I guess... "feels" like a canon game, but comes from fans and lives in the universe of PKMN.

    As for content allowed by PC, someone else can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all of that is fine as long as none of it is exhibited on the forums. However, I don't think sexual content is allowed on PC in any externally linked form, so if the game has pornographic elements, I'm pretty sure it could get you banned from the site. There have been "18+" ROM hacks and fangames before, but I think that more pertains to adult themes rather than adult imagery. I'd keep it to a minimum if I were you, and it's really not something I'd personally have any desire to play, so just know that it might turn a lot of people off.
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    Old June 9th, 2018 (3:15 AM).
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      You can have as much as you want, I guess. But how it will look - depend on you only.
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