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4 months 1 week ago #46129 by Kazara
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The raunchy 3D game about sex, booze, fighting and nudity from Eek! Gamers called House Party has been removed from the Steam store and gamers are now barred from purchasing it from Valve’s digital storefront.

If you attempt to visit the store page for House Party it redirects you to the Steam front page.

Threads have slowly begun popping up on the Steam forums and on the official forums for Eek! Games’ House Party, with gamers asking why the game was removed from Steam and if it will return.

One user, Aeon Bubbles, has posted up a message from one of the developers who mentioned on Discord that the removal of House Party was due to “complaints”…

“For those wondering about the Steam removal, they said they took the game down because they “received a lot of complaints”. They are honoring all sales made, and people who purchased can still play right now, and will still receive updates. I am talking to Steam and working out the details, but the game will still be available for those who purchased, and will be back once we come to a solution.’

I am positive most complaints came from the easily-offended-about-anything SJWs/Feminazis.

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4 months 1 week ago #46130 by Temploiter
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You know the new Democrat slogan for 2018: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages = Better SJWs.

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Temploiter wrote: You know the new Democrat slogan for 2018: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages = Better SJWs.


No kidding Temp. No coincidence there. The dimacrats had to rob a Papa John's slogan and their slogan is getting memed out of existence. They are still going on about Russia, Russia, Russia and the latest social outrage which will see them lose more seats in congress. So I hope they keep on with their SJW nonsense right through to 2020 and maybe beyond.

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4 months 1 week ago #46133 by Kazara
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House Party and Steam [Response & Update]

House Party and Steam

Some of you may have noticed that House Party is no longer for sale on Steam. Before I continue, I’d like to put everybody’s concerns to rest. Steam very kindly reached out to me about the removal and I am working with them to resolve their concerns, and get the game back up for sale. Those who already bought the game will still own it and be able to play it and receive updates through Steam. In the meantime, we also currently offer the game on GameJolt, or you can get a copy by supporting the developer on Patreon.

House Party was temporarily removed as a result of a number of complaints that were sent to Steam about the game. The game has been a target for a certain group of people since the day it launched, and said people were posting very aggressive, distasteful and hateful comments directed toward the game and its community of players. I suspect the complaints about the game that Steam received were originating from the same groups. Steam agreed to let the game back on the site after some modifications (which we are working on now). They have generously offered me the opportunity to modify the game for re-admission to their service.

UPDATE: I didn’t get much detail about the nature of the complaints other than that the game includes “pornography”, and Steam told me that they will re-enable the game once the pornography has been removed. They didn’t specify anything in particular or define what they consider pornographic. I explained to them that I don’t consider the game pornographic as it’s not intended to titillate, but rather is intended to be a humorous and quirky game. Most of the game-play revolves around solving puzzles and humorous dialogues.

I asked Valve for clarification on the offending content, and they haven’t replied yet, but they’ve been very nice up this point and simply told me that they would re-enable the game after testing the modifications requested (forcefully enabling an in-game censor during certain scenes regardless of the user’s preference setting) to ensure there is no more offending content. I know there are many games with nudity, and there are also games with sex scenes as well, including really popular titles, so it’s all rather confusing and I don’t know exactly where the line is or what in particular I should be censoring. I don’t want to censor anything if I don’t have to, and I am also looking into ways to allow Steam users to convert or mod their version of the game to the original version, however, it won’t be delivered that way from Steam moving forward.

I didn’t get the impression from Steam’s representative that they wanted to remove my game, but more so that they were ill-equipped to handle the selling of that type of game on their store, that being a game with nudity and sex in it. I don’t know if that alludes to the promise of a place on Steam where games like mine in their unaltered form can exist (maybe with some type of age verification system), but I am hopeful that this is the case.

The game is meant to be funny, and I advertise it as a “raunchy comedy adventure”. The amount of on-screen sex and nudity is very small in comparison to the rest of the game-play. Unfortunately, because I chose to write a game about sex, this set off a few alarms with some groups.

Of course this also brings up an issue of unfair censorship. Part of the reason I chose to write this game is because I didn’t want to do another tired old game about killing, violence and gore (though I suspect if I had written a game about that, nobody would have a problem with it because it seems to me as if it’s much more socially acceptable to engage in fantasy of killing another person in every perversion imaginable than it is to fantasize about having sex with another person). This hypocrisy is even more bothersome when you realize that my game is in the context of comedy, and most games revolving around killing take themselves much more seriously. I don’t have anything against violent or gory games, and I believe they have the same right to exist as my game, but it’s not my thing, and I feel like it’s tired and over-done in video games. I decided that instead of being gratuitous with violence, I would be gratuitous with sex and nudity, because I thought more games like that should exist. You know; “make love not war” kind of thing. When it comes to video games and in my opinion at a higher level, art in general, I don’t see any difference between gratuitous sex and gratuitous violence and how they should be treated, and that’s why I don’t see an issue with the content in the game.

That being said, I understand where Steam is coming from. They are responding to an alarming societal perception of sex and nudity as something evil, even more so than murder, genocide, torture, and gore which is widely accepted and prevalent in most other video games that are offered up on Steam and many other gaming platforms. I don’t agree with Steam’s decision, but I respect it. I was hoping that their allowance of the game for well over a month, during which time it has been a top seller, was indicative of Steam stepping forward and acknowledging this hypocrisy and taking a stance on it, but it seems the removal was either a case of the game falling through the cracks, or a response from the pressure of the community members who were very aggressively calling for Steam’s removal of the game at the expense of those who enjoy it. The game sold over 35,000 copies in its first month, and overall I am most upset about the people who have bought and enjoy the game, who will now receive a “watered down” version of the game because for some groups, it’s not enough to boycott or ignore a product they don’t like. They have to ensure nobody else is allowed to enjoy it also.

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