SJWs Had House Party Removed From Steam Claiming It Was “Pornography”
House Party Censorship
(Last Updated On: July 29, 2017)

[Update: House Party has been censored and is now back on Steam.]

[Original story:] The comedic, raunchy adult adventure game House Party was recently removed from Steam. We originally didn’t know what the reasons were for the removal of the game, only that some people had “complained” to Valve and that Valve responded by removing the title from their storefront.

We now learned that it was a concerted effort by a group of people who specifically targeted House Party. According to the developer, it was the same sort of complaints he received from a certain group of people while the game was on Steam Greenlight. He made a post on the official Eek! Games website explaining why the game was taken off of Steam…

“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.”

While typically we associate Social Justice Warriors with those on the Left, sometimes Social Justice can take form in groups from those on the Right as well. In fact, it was the Puritanical Right that used to lead the charge against video games back in the 1980s and 1990s, whether it was labeling them as devil worship or going after them for being violent towards women, like the game Night Trap, as reported by Den of Geek. The Conservatives were no less shy about getting games censored as the Liberals are today.

In fact, some of our readers linked us to articles from those on the Right who attacked House Party and advocated for gamers not to play it, including articles from No Fap and Life Site News, both of whom published articles back in the early part of July claiming that Valve and the Steam store was promoting pornography to “35 million” children.

Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation told Life Site News…

“Steam, a popular videogame distribution platform that could be likened to the ‘Walmart of online videogame distribution,’ is selling games that normalize and promote sexual coercion and exploitation. These games, House Party and Porno Studio Tycoon, are easily available to an estimated 35 million children who buy video games off of Steam”

[Update: Additionally, it appears as if the United Kingdom’s Christian Institute also advocated for the removal of the game after publishing an article on July 13th, 2017]

However, it wasn’t just the Puritanical/Evangelical/Conservative Right that were attacking House Party, the traditional Social Justice Warriors on the Left were also advocating for gamers not to play House Party as well.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun penned a piece on July 14th, a few days after the Conservatives attacked the game, except instead of claiming that we should “think of the children” they used the angle that we should “think of the ladies”. John Walker, the author of the piece, doesn’t claim that the game is “misogynistic” in the article, but he subversively sets up the piece to focus on the talking points so that the comment section is led to that natural conclusion: You shouldn’t be playing a game on Steam that is misogynistic.

Eek! Games, however, isn’t too worried about the detractors. It’s mentioned in the post that they will have to censor the game if they want it back on Steam. It’s also mentioned that Valve was fairly cordial about the whole ordeal, but also quite vague on what parts needed to be censored exactly. They’re currently undergoing some testing and methods in order to add censorship while also affording for players to apply patches to uncensor the game if they choose.

Many of our own readers have suggested that games like House Party should have a SJW toggle switch so people can play the safe mode if they want. However, Eeek! Games mentioned that this wasn’t going to be doable and that regardless of the user’s preference there would need to be some application of censorship.

Valve at the moment doesn’t have an ID check in place to ensure the people accessing some games are over the age of 18, and they may be extra cautious to avoid coming under any sort of institutional thumb. The U.K., wants to implement their ID check by April, 2018 and services offering “adult” or “pornographic” material will need the necessary tools in place, otherwise they will be fined or blocked by ISPs.

Eek! Games further states that the game was meant to be funny and comical and that the sex and nudity is only a small part of the overall puzzle and adventure aspects, but that certain groups, such as Social Justice Warriors, have been intent on getting the game removed from Steam…

“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.”

This isn’t the only game that has encountered SJWs on Steam. Various other erotic, ecchi, or sexually-themed games have also encountered roadblocks either during the Steam Greenlight process or while actually making it to the Steam store. One game in particular, Princess Edge, had SJWs quite riled up, asking for it to be removed from Steam Greenlight.

Another game, Hatred, also encountered fierce opposition from Social Justice Warriors, claiming that it was a murder simulator and should have been removed from Steam. It was briefly taken off Steam before being returned by Gabe Newell himself, as reported by Game Rant.

For now, there’s no estimated time on when House Party will make its way back to Steam, but Eek! Games is looking into censoring the content and providing an option for others to re-enable the uncensored bits, much like how ecchi and other 18+ visual novels are operated on Steam.

The developers were a bit miffed that Valve seems to have an inconsistent application of games being removed due to sexual content, though. He doesn’t name names, but GTA V, The Witcher series, and Ladykiller In a Bind have all been allowed on Steam without censorship, the latter game even featuring a full-on uncensored rape scene with full penetration. Valve never responded as to why Ladykiller In A Bind was allowed on the service in uncensored fashion but other games weren’t; some people concluded that because the developer was trans, and heavily promoted by SJW gaming media, it was socially progressive to allow the game on the service without censorship.


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  • PizzaWolf

    It’s ridiculous, free speech is ALWAYS under attack, so centrists have to shore up the defenses on both sides. It’s always the same thing, you can’t say or create anything but plain ol’ grey tasteless mush to keep them from hounding and crying for censorship. I’m tired of all these pleas to authority to shut down other people’s rights to free expression.

  • Galbador

    And once again, we see the power of oppersion from sides of the SJW/Feminazi side. And they say Gamergate is bad. Fuck, this is a bad joke and it is really scary to see how people are forced to lean forward to get fucked by those bastards.

  • Brandon Roberts

    pretty good article, also it’s just a game (for adults) to anyone who wants it banned get the fuck over yourselves

  • Midnattsol

    The game can still be obtained here: https://eekgames.itch.io/house-party

  • Naacryl

    haven’t used steam in ages, it’s SJW central

  • Disqusted

    Too many privileged/entitled groups bullying developers and artists. What happened to freedom of artistic expression? Soros killed it with his mind virus.

    If the same few small groups are banding together to get shit censored, they should be censored. Same goes for all the lying pieces of shit censoring Cassie Jaye’s The Red Pill. Seen so many utter bullshit excuses used to bully and silence her. Only idiots listen to lies made up by professional victims.

    Also tired of how society is hellbent on censoring itself into a regressive state designed for fragile two year olds. Where are all the mature adults?

  • Disqusted

    Too many privileged/entitled groups bullying developers and artists. What happened to freedom of artistic expression? Soros killed it with his mind virus.

    If the same few small groups are banding together to get shit censored, they should be censored. Same goes for all the lying pieces of shit censoring Cassie Jaye’s The Red Pill. Seen so many utter bullshit excuses used to bully and silence her. Only idiots listen to lies made up by professional victims.

    Also tired of how society is hellbent on censoring itself into a regressive state designed for fragile two year olds. Where are all the mature adults?

    • Too many privileged/entitled groups bullying developers and artists.

      Only idiots listen to lies made up by professional victims.

      Also tired of how society is hellbent on censoring itself into a regressive state

      Mainstream media encourages it.
      News media encourages it.
      Mainstream games media encourages it.
      Academia encourages it.
      Education encourages it.
      Entertainment media encourages it.
      Hollywood encourages it.
      TV encourages it.
      Politics encourage it.
      Government encourages it.

      Stop the above and the SJW b*llshit ends.

      Normies and casuals are to blame for allowing this pathetic crybully behavior to become acceptable. I’d even go as far as to say that it’s the white-knighting and gynocentrism that has caused it.

      Also, remember when these idiots told us to “just ignore them and they’ll go away”? Yeah, that clearly has worked hasn’t it.

  • tajlund

    Mark this day down in the calendar. PCGamer has an article about this AND they actually address the double standard.

  • tajlund

    Mark this day down in the calendar. PCGamer has an article about this AND they actually address the double standard.

    • Fair play to them, at least they acknowledged that Ladykiller in a Bind is still on Steam even with the uncensored stuff still in. Kotaku took the “blame the dev” route to downplay the issue.

    • Fair play to them, at least they acknowledged that Ladykiller in a Bind is still on Steam even with the uncensored stuff still in. Kotaku took the “blame the dev” route to downplay the issue.

  • Cinj

    Not sure why they’re licking Steam’s boots and censoring the game. There are plenty of other ways to sell your game in this day and age. I wouldn’t give those hypocrites the satisfaction (or part of my profits).

  • Cinj

    Not sure why they’re licking Steam’s boots and censoring the game. There are plenty of other ways to sell your game in this day and age. I wouldn’t give those hypocrites the satisfaction (or part of my profits).

  • Jimmy

    You know you can still buy it, it’s not censorship

  • Jimmy

    You know you can still buy it, it’s not censorship

    • mikebrand83

      “We’re not trying to take away your games! (We’re just making it harder and harder to conveniently get the games you want, until you eventually give up on the games we want to take away from you!)”

    • mikebrand83

      “We’re not trying to take away your games! (We’re just making it harder and harder to conveniently get the games you want, until you eventually give up on the games we want to take away from you!)”

    • Cinj

      Me thinks you might want to look up the definition, amigo.

    • Cinj

      Me thinks you might want to look up the definition, amigo.

    • Michael P

      You can no longer buy it on Steam until the dev censors it and soft censorship is STILL censorship.

    • Michael P

      You can no longer buy it on Steam until the dev censors it and soft censorship is STILL censorship.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      Jim, stop shilling and get a hobby, seriously.

    • durka durka

      you can still get healthcare without obamacare dont complain.

  • Bamf

    “Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation”

    Of all the crazy, stupid made up jobs….

  • Bamf

    “Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation”

    Of all the crazy, stupid made up jobs….

    • We used to get press releases quite frequently from Dawn Hawkins, but I thought she was with another org… let me check…

      Yep… back in 2014 she was with Morality in Media. Last PR was about military needing to ban porn to reduce sexual assaults against female soldiers.

      “The extensive availability and use of pornography is a root cause of sexual assault and must not be ignored,” warned Morality in Media Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins.

      • tajlund

        Yep, she’s a professional fruit loop.

      • tajlund

        Yep, she’s a professional fruit loop.

    • We used to get press releases quite frequently from Dawn Hawkins, but I thought she was with another org… let me check…

      Yep… back in 2014 she was with Morality in Media. Last PR was about military needing to ban porn to reduce sexual assaults against female soldiers.

      “The extensive availability and use of pornography is a root cause of sexual assault and must not be ignored,” warned Morality in Media Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins.

    • Disqusted

      That just sounds like someone who gets paid to exploit sexual exploitation incidents.

    • Disqusted

      That just sounds like someone who gets paid to exploit sexual exploitation incidents.

  • It seems these complaint groups also decide to reach the Christian Institute of the UK for more support to the removal of House Party, this dating back from July 13, 2017.

    http://archive.is/ZlTbt

  • It seems these complaint groups also decide to reach the Christian Institute of the UK for more support to the removal of House Party, this dating back from July 13, 2017.

    http://archive.is/ZlTbt

    • Thanks. I’ll include that into the article as well.

    • Thanks. I’ll include that into the article as well.

  • fnd

    You know the sayin, the vision of the future is a boot stomping a human face forever right? You just need to choose the model of the boot, pink or black maybe?

  • fnd

    You know the sayin, the vision of the future is a boot stomping a human face forever right? You just need to choose the model of the boot, pink or black maybe?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Neopuritanism at its finest. Conservatives and SJWs are really 2 sides of the same coin.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Neopuritanism at its finest. Conservatives and SJWs are really 2 sides of the same coin.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      Yep. That’s why i am avoiding both sides and their flags like plague.

  • Midnattsol

    SJWs (both the left and right). They love to ruin things for everyone else.

  • Midnattsol

    SJWs (both the left and right). They love to ruin things for everyone else.

  • Hawk Hopper

    some of our readers linked us to articles from those on the Right who attacked House Party and advocated for gamers not to play it, including articles from No Fap

    I no doubt believe no pornographic material will be found in the browser histories of anyone involved in No Fap.

  • James PS

    This title has been on the WEG scene (western erotic gaming) for a while. I remember first playing it back in February. At that time, there wasn’t even sex in the game yet. It was under development (and still is). It’s a fun way to kill a few hours. But it’s really nothing special. It just happened to catch the mainstream’s attention by going on Steam.

    The WEG scene is one of the greater buried treasures that most people don’t know about. A game for every fetish. This game? This game doesn’t even crack the top 20 list in popularity or quality. Your mind would be blown if you knew how many high quality western sex games were out there that no one told you about. More importantly, nobody is telling the SJWs about them so there’s zero censorship, companies, or oversight. Titles like “Dating My Daughter” and “Big Brother” are 2 of the top 3 games on that scene right now. Google it up.

    • This isn’t really about the game itself, but about the issue of SJWs/feminists ruining it for others yet again.

  • Narmy

    It’s time for Valve to finally put their foot down and clarify their stance, so that games don’t get to stay up for a month before being removed over complaints.

    Ideally they should just make an adult section of the store and allow all kinds of content.

    • Alistair

      I agree steam must clarify about other games like ladybird and others stayed but this is no go.

      And especially value had a understanding with mangagamer. A adult store wIth a Age gateway like nutaku has is the answer.

    • Disqusted

      Everyone needs to stop bending over to loud bullies. They don’t seem to understand the basic fact that happy customers, who are usually the majority, do not throw tantrums.

      • Everyone needs to stop bending over to loud bullies.

        People have been saying this for years.

        Until you stop the mainstream media, news media, academia, education, etc. promoting, encouraging and supporting these crybullies then expect it to continue.

        Either that or the anti-SJW, Classical Liberals or the Alt-Right sides create enough of an influence and status to push back against these parasites. You know, something to make companies/businesses think twice before caving in and virtue-signaling feminist b*llsh*t.

    • Disqusted

      Everyone needs to stop bending over to loud bullies. They don’t seem to understand the basic fact that happy customers, who are usually the majority, do not throw tantrums.

  • Alistair

    For the record billy it will be back but with edits to be made, (censored) while ladybird in a bind will stay on steam uncensored shows gabe a hypocrite.

    That he lost his base mom status. So fuck gabe, yes yes hentai patches are still allowed but ladybird was uncensored with-out any patches.

    What right is that game is okay while others are not shows double standards.

    • VersVlees

      As Billy D already mentioned this in the article but, with the Lady killer in a bind it got pretty much a “A OK” from the current year media press. (due to “relations” and the game being made by a trans so muh progressives creds)

      I can imagine the hissy fit the current year gaming press would have if Steam would ban that game for having Sexy Times content.

    • tajlund

      The patches aren’t really allowed anymore either on at least some games. I noticed that several discussions about the patches were closed and the discussion dropped down the memory hole. I think Hell Girls deleted the discussion thread, and another game they deleted the review that had the patch linked in it.

      • Alistair

        That is rather worrying if value just starting to crack down, but still mangamer and value had a deal to allow patches and now they going back on that word.

    • Cinj

      Maybe an organized effort to have that game removed is in order?

    • Cinj

      Maybe an organized effort to have that game removed is in order?

  • s_fnx

    The game is shit but that doesn’t mean it had to be removed from Steam or even Censored.

    Why did Valve allowed it in the first place if they were going to pull it out and have it censored due to a bunch of whiny snowflakes?

    • Why did Valve allowed it in the first place if they were going to pull
      it out and have it censored due to a bunch of whiny snowflakes?

      Because Valve knew that the game was perfectly acceptable by their own store standards to be put onto Steam.

      Basically, Valve shat themselves after the SJWs complained.

  • Mr.Towel

    Boners for Tyranny is the only thing which brings the tard-Left and the tard-Right together.

    It’s a beauty to behold if you think about it.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      I started laughing after reading your comment, then i realized how true and sad it is.

    • durka durka

      They are no diffirent fascim came form socialism.

  • Dead Jester

    So much for hearing that No Fap was simply about people who couldn’t control their need to jerk off simply being a support group for wanting to get it under control. Instead they turn out to be a another “censor all the things” group.

    • Mr.Towel

      Just imagine the level of stupidity if Alcoholics Anonymous started banning beer “to stop it from corrupting the minds of children and young people”.

    • Narmy

      Everything I’ve seen about nofap points to them just being puritans.

    • Cinj

      Any group that prides themselves in not jacking their dick can’t be up to any good.

    • Cinj

      Any group that prides themselves in not jacking their dick can’t be up to any good.

  • As I thought, it’s the same set of parasites that caused the removal of the game. This was never in doubt to be honest.

    Whilst I do think that both the Conservative Right and “Liberal” Left are pro-censorship, I think the Regressive Left / SJWs are the majority that’s responsible, no doubt about it.

    I swear, these people need a severe kicking for being a bunch of miserable, joyless prudes whose sole intention in life seems to be making it a misery for other people.

    Social Media and Networking was a mistake.

    I have a feeling that the censored modified version of the game will not be worth it. We could be looking at NISA Criminal Girls 2 levels of censorship here. I can see them implementing the “consent” b*llshit as well, something that the feminists push for.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      “Social Media and Networking was a mistake.”
      Thank you, finally i know i am not only one who thinks that.

  • Alistair

    The fact remains it still banned till it get restored, like hatred was removed till it went back on steam.

    But I have to disagree the theory that the Right is to blame for censorship.

    Are you saying Antia and co are the right that makes no sense jack Thompson wasn’t a femmist but the left mouth piece. He failed to get games banned.

    The right or Alt right as you called them are for against censorship and any bullshit we endure.

    Long story short, it never is black and white. They managed to get the game removed some games like ladybird and other hentai games are allow on steam but for how long.

    PS, if the game is restored I will buy it to show my support.

    • But I have to disagree the theory that the Right is to blame for censorship.

      I’m talking about the Puritanical, Evangelical, Conservative Right…. the Christian Right, the Catholic Right. The Alt-Right and the Neo-Cons are completely different.

      • Alistair

        Well that just confusing billy I do not see the uk govt Tories as right. More in line with femmist values. As in regression left.

        Further example the terrorists IS are considered the extreme far right.

        But of course there are the extreme far left too. Regressions or progressives are the same as they both bat shit crazy the leftists

        Never hear of regressions right, or progressives right. I do not see myself as a Alt-right just a frustrated pissed off gamer 😡

        • Never hear of regressions right, or progressives right. I do not see myself as a Alt-right just a frustrated pissed off gamer

          Most of us are just pissed off gamers. I think the best definition for these groups are literally Social Justice Warriors. It’s what they are, regardless of the Left/Right identifier.

          I just used the identifiers based on how those groups see themselves, but no matter what they’re an enemy to the gaming industry.

          • Narmy

            The best definition is Authoritarian. They want to control what we can or cannot see and do.

          • tajlund

            I prefer Totalitarian, but it’s a minor distinction. Any of these groups eventually wants to institute their own version of the Soviet Union where they can imprison those that offend them.

      • ItEotWaWKI

        The Neo-Cons aren’t different. They hate our First Amendment too. The Alt-Right isn’t good either. They’re pretty much the identitarian collectivists of the right wing. If they’re pro-free speech at all, it’s only because of how unpopular their ethno-nationalist bullshit is. I guarantee if they ever got actual power, certain things they championed as rights while they were the underdogs would become state granted privileges, with caveats, sooner rather than later. Perhaps you’re thinking Alt-Lite.

        As far as political affiliation and censorship goes, the ones I know are against it, and have free speech as a core part of their philosophy, would probably identify as either Libertarian (Right) or Classical Liberal (Left).

        • tajlund

          Actually Classical Liberal is an aspect of the right. It refers to the beliefs and writings of the founders. It many ways it’s the purest version of belief in liberty. The (Big L)
          Libertarians have taken a lot of that but combined it with an
          isolationist/protectionist streak that sets them apart. The left only has people that believe in free speech until it offends one of their special interests.

    • The fact remains it still banned till it get restored

      When it gets restored it won’t be the same game.

  • People continue to forget that conservatives are just as bad as liberals. All SJWs are trash.

    • VersVlees

      This right here. Though I admit I was a bit surprised the conservatives were bitching about this game too, but then again the SJW’s have been hogging so much attention the last few years. I hope this doesn’t turn into a I’m so offended by this game lets see if we can ruin it contest between both moral policing sides.

      Essentially House Party got DPed by “the think of the children conservatives” and by the regressive left “there are “CIS” sexy times in this game so mesoggyknees and I’m offended” SJW’s.

      • tajlund

        If you look carefully, these “conservative” groups work for the SJW left. You can tell by what they ignore. Lady in a Bind? Perfectly fine with them. They are the same totalitarian SJW’s, they just are wearing a different disguise.

        There’s a lovely gigantic book out there detailing how the puritanical right and the marxist left both sprung from the puritanical commune societies of the 17 and 1800’s.

    • Disqusted

      Because people keep trying to turn things into a “liberals vs conservatives”, or “left vs right”, or “nazis vs anti-fascists” thing. In reality, it’s not about one side vs another. It’s not about one’s own favorite side winning.

      But that’s how normal people see things. It’s too simplistic.

      • Yep, there’s always some Right wing nut trying to justify when Republicans call for censorship, the same as there’s some psychotic Liberal trying to justify why Antifa should be burning cars and rioting in the streets. Both sides are a-holes that deserve the gas chamber.

    • Disqusted

      Because people keep trying to turn things into a “liberals vs conservatives”, or “left vs right”, or “nazis vs anti-fascists” thing. In reality, it’s not about one side vs another. It’s not about one’s own favorite side winning.

      But that’s how normal people see things. It’s too simplistic.

    • durka durka

      true true but hear me out here, atleast with conservatives i dont have to worry about.

      1. Illegal immigrants
      2. Mandatory diversity hirings of useless people
      3. ignoring jihadist terrorist attacks and 15 year old rapes cuz muslim!!
      4.gaying up everything i like
      5.Safe spaces
      6.antifa
      7. univesity students teaching self hating and nation deconstruction at universities.
      8.Taking my kids because i dont want them to go to LGBTQ propaganda training but the muslims get to keep theirs.

      • ThyPancakeConsumed

        Conservatives are closeted liberals.