After reaching around 28,000 sales and extensive coverage by some of YouTube’s most popular creators, the 3D party simulator featuring plenty of erotic gameplay elements has been removed from Steam.
The game’s developer, going by the nickname Bobby, has issued a statement regarding the game’s removal on the game’s official Discord mentioning the title has received “a lot of complaints” but also reassuring consumers that Steam is honoring all sales prior to the game being taken down. You can read the full statement below.
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.
While Bobby did not disclose what kind of complaints the game has received, we can easily assume some of them have a great deal to do with the uncensored nudity featured within the game along with the depiction of sex animations. Is that the reason House Party was removed from Steam, however? Realistically, it could be anything from a copyright issue connected to the 3D models used in the game to popular brand logo imagery also featured in the title. We will have to wait for more statements from the developer to see more of the bigger picture surrounding this issue.
We will be sure to update this story as it develops and hope the developer can resolve the situation with Steam in an efficient manner. Even while House Party is gone from Steam, it is still available for purchase on Game Joltor by donating to Eek! Games Patreon account.
[UPDATE] Eek! Games has released a statement on their site pertaining to House Party‘s removal from Steam mentioning that the game was being targeted by a “certain group,” and the nature of many of the complaints were that the game “includes pornography.”
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.
The full post can be found on their here on their website.