A censored version of House Party is back on Steam after complaints about ‘pornographic’ content.
A certain game on Steam by the name of House Party was getting pretty popular on YouTube before it was taken down. The reason? Sexual content. That’s right, the game had full-on nudity and was on Steam for quite a while before finally being taken down. But it’s back now, albeit, with black censor bars.
Why was House Party taken down?
The game – House Party – is exactly as the name implies. You’re at a house party and your goal is to, you know, get laid. Of course, there’s a bunch of other questionable stuff you can do in the game as well and you don’t normally see those kinds of games on Steam.
Which would explain why it became extremely popular on YouTube with popular YouTubers like Jacksepticeye, NerdCubed and even Pewdiepie picking the game up. However, that rising popularity was also the reason it was eventually taken down. Not that it wouldn’t have been taken down otherwise, it just sped up the process.
Developer Eek! Games received a number of complaints on Steam about the game, with the largest of them being “pornography.”
The game’s back on Steam now, but in censored form and will feature a large censor bar over questionable content.
Here’s what the developer had to say:
“I’m happy to say that the entire story of the game is 100% intact [sic], and there have been no changes made to the content of the game. The issue was specifically with the portrayal of sex acts. I know a lot of people are coming down hard on Steam for this, but it was expressed to me during the course of my exchange to them that they are also held to rules and regulations of their own, and they are just trying to do the best they can.”
Eek! are also providing a patch alongside the game which returns the game to its uncensored version. This is a common approach taken by other such games on Steam, such as HuniePop or Nekopara. “It’s the best that we are able to do given the current situation … It’s not ideal, but the alternative was that we would not be able to return to Steam, and if the game doesn’t grow, it makes it harder for us to hire on and make the game better.”
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