Toffer Team’s PayPal account has been locked for allegedly breaching the platform's Terms of Service regarding “sexual services”.
On June 26th, we had posted news about the release of LIP! Lewd Idol Project Vol. 1, a visual novel developed by Toffer Team following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game tells the story of Kairi, a young woman struggling to become an idol, who ends up joining Ranko, a self-proclaimed producer and graduated idol, in her plans to create a lewd idol group aimed at adult audiences. The crowdfunding campaign for LIP! Lewd Idol Project has been very well-received, with supporters managing to raise 369% of the team’s initial goal. This resulted in the swift production of the first volume, with plans to create two more entries in the series.
Unfortunately, the future of the franchise has now become uncertain, as Toffer Team tweeted news that PayPal has locked their account on the platform. According to the developers, PayPal found their content to be related to sexual services, which is in violation of the company’s terms of service.
The main issue that arose from the developers’ account being locked is that PayPal has frozen all funds it had access to, which included money crowdfunded during the Kickstarter campaign. In their terms of service, PayPal grants themselves the rights to, among other things, hold the balance in the user’s account for up to 180 days. The developer warns that other creators could suffer a similar fate in the future.
If you’d like to support Toffer Team, the developers request that you spread the word of their story. If you’re interested in LIP! Lewd Idol Project Vol. 1, the visual novel is currently available on Steam for $6.99.
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