SJWs from the Regressive Left and the Religious Right complained to have House Party removed from Steam. The Right said we had to “think of the 35 million children” and the Left said “Think of the women” and “misogyny”.
Regardless of the attacks, Eek! Games acquiesced to Valve’s request to censor House Party. The simulated sex segments had to be removed in order for the game to be made available again on the Steam storefront. According to the developer Valve still has some rules and regulations to abide by, which almost makes it seem as if perhaps Valve was threatened in some way to remove House Party? Either way, the game has been restored to the Steam storefront in its censored form.
Of course, a lot of people bought House Party for its uncensored content, and in a post over on the official Eek! Games website they announced that an uncensored patch would be made available so those who already own the game and those who plan to purchase the game can still play it the way it was originally intended to be played.
You can grab the uncensored patch from the Eek! Games patch page.
Of course, some people were hoping that the developers would stick to their guns and not censor the game at all. However, they informed their fans that had they not censored the game it wouldn’t be allowed on Steam at all, stating…
“Now, I know that there are many of you who take issue with the fact that you bought a non-censored game, and now aspects of the game are censored. There doesn’t seem to be any issue with providing an off-Steam patch to users to restore the game to its original form as many other games so overtly do, so we will be releasing a small and easy to install patch that you can apply to your game. It’s the best that we are able to do given the current situation, and we hope our Steam players understand. 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.”
However, it wasn’t just Steam where the game may have been made unavailable, the Religious Right and the Regressive Left were also working together to get the game removed from Itch.io and Game.Jolt, with journalists from GamesIndustry.biz contacting other digital distributors in hopes of getting the game removed from other platforms.
This sort of tactic is not foreign to such groups, as they also attempted to de-fund Sargon by trying to get his Patreon account closed, and they also went after Conservative Lauren Southern’s Patreon account as well, as reported by MundaneMatt and the Daily Caller.
According to Eek! Games, the story is still 100% intact, and the rest of the gameplay is still there. The only thing that was removed from the Steam version were the sex acts.
You can now purchase the Early Access edition of House Party from over on the Steam store for $14.99. If you plan on experiencing the full, uncensored version of the game, you’ll have to download the patch separately.