Gacha Heat is content generated by Gacha Life users who upload it to other platforms like TikTok and YouTube. The content is inappropriate and objectionable and goes beyond the story in the Gacha Life gameplay. This content may include sexual violence and other sexual themes, or may contain age-inappropriate content that normalizes abuse.
It’s problematic because it uses characters and art from Gacha Life. Kids can watch these videos and think it’s right for them. Parents should check what they are watching.
Created by Lunime Inc., Gacha Life is a popular role-playing game for kids who love anime characters, allowing users to create and customize anime-style characters. The word ‘gacha’ refers to a small Japanese toy that can be purchased from vending machines in small capsules.
It can be played on a mobile phone or PC and lets kids role-play and create their own imaginary stories. It is most popular among older children and teens.
Users can choose different outfits and accessories for their characters, and can customize parts of their appearance, such as their hair and eyes. They can choose from 8 mini-games, or create scenarios and befriend non-player characters in studio mode. Some users may upload their Gacha Life stories to other platforms to share with others.
The Gacha Life app has an age rating of 9+ on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. In some cases, underage users have been asked to send inappropriate images. So, it’s important that parents talk to their kids about what they do online and with whom. This will help understand what is and is not acceptable. If they receive such a request, they should be made aware of reporting it to the appropriate adult.