Valve removed developer/publisher Dolphin Barn‘s games, DLC, and soundtracks from Steam on September 1st over continued misuse of the platform’s tools. MMOFallout has a thorough recap of Nicholas “Bignic” Gorissen’s repeated infractions over the last year, the latest of which was a now-deleted news post and patch update that contained several transphobic comments. The update was seemingly in response to James Stephanie Sterling’s recent examination of Gorissen as the “most unlikeable developer” on Steam. Arstechnica also has a good recap of events relating to Gorissen.
Both Domina and Corporate Lifestyle Simulator are now delisted on Steam and are unlikely to appear elsewhere. Gorissen himself has indicated in the past that he’s on (at best) uneasy terms with Epic who owns the Epic Games Store, and more recently itch.io and Bandcamp where Gorissen has similarly been banned and the soundtracks to his games removed.
Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news on Dolphin Barn. Pages will be on the site later.