After a month on Steam and in the Early Access, House Party, has been removed from Steam pending a 'watered down' version of the game.
House Party was temporarily removed as a result of a number of complaints that were sent to Steam about the game. Since the launch of House Party, it was targeted at a certain group of people. But, without a clear idea of what the offending content is, Eek! Games aren't exactly sure what to cut and what to keep.
The game, which is a mixture between Leisure Suit Larry and Monkey Island (for those of us who remember that far back), has sold over 300,000 copies in its first year. Which is not bad for a game that hardly anyone knows about.
The House Party game is a depiction of nudity and sex and it is far from tasteful, but the sudden removal after weeks of being on sale points to flaws in Steam's verification process. If Steam has a rule about explicit content, why wasn't the content flagged before House Party was allowed on the store in the first place? And does its sudden removal mean simulated sex is a no-go, period?
House Party remains available to anyone who bought it, and Eek! Games said that Valve is now testing a new version of the game, which will be put back online if it meets the necessary requirements of Steam's platform.
Have a look at the video to see what the game House Party is all about!