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Doki Doki Literature Club!

15+
MA15+ due to strong violence
15+ MA15+ due to strong violence

What is Doki Doki Literature Club?

Doki Doki Literature Club is rated MA15+ due to strong violence. Players must consent to exposure to ‘highly disturbing content’ before starting the game.

What is Doki Doki Literature Club?

Doki Doki Literature Club is a free-to-play psychological horror computer game that begins as a dating simulation about a high school boy pursuing different girls. However, the game quickly puts the player into deeply upsetting situations that can make them highly uncomfortable and on edge. At some point in the game a character takes their own life and the player is unable to do anything to prevent it. This content has been described as distressing, producing a warning: ‘the game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed’. Doki Doki Literature Club can be downloaded onto a computer with either Mac iOS or Windows. 

Website: ddlc.moe

How do people use Doki Doki Literature Club?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use games like Doki Doki Literature Club.
 

Doki Doki Literature Club is used for: gaming, in-app purchasing and screen capture.

How can you report cyberbullying or inappropriate content?

While there are no chat functions within the game, there are online communities where people who enjoy Doki Doki Literature Club can chat.
Doki Doki Literature Club offers no function for reporting cyberbullying or disturbing content.

How can you protect your personal information?

Doki Doki Literature Club does not provide advice about how to protect your personal information.
The game asks for a player’s name to begin, but no additional information is required.

Key safety links

Doki Doki Literature Club does not provide specific online safety information.

Last updated: 28/02/2024

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