Launch is Planned for 2020
PC – Steam
About Eek! Games
Eek! Games, based out of Oregon, was founded by programmer Bobby Ricci back in 2015. Bobby is a longtime fan of comedic adventure style games such as; Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest. Initially, he wrote a unique 3D “Character Engine” and had planned to sell it as an asset. Instead, the game House Party launched in steam early access back in June 2017. Bobby’s founding vision was to create the most absurd characters he could think of as extreme parodies of various personalities.
The game’s early access launch was an overnight sensation, selling over 30,000 copies in the first few weeks alone and continued to 300,000 total sales during the first year. Since the early access launch, the game has now fully matured as an open-ended social simulator mixed with a point-and-click adventure inspired by classic comedies of the ’90s. Every decision changes your story, and every character has something to reveal. As of August 2019, the game met an exciting milestone, being sold to over half a million players worldwide.
The Story Behind House Party
“Essentially, I started off writing a “Character Engine” that I was originally planning to sell as an asset, but it started coming together really well, and I decided I wanted to try to use it for something before packaging it and selling it. I needed an idea for a game, and I didn’t want to do another tired old game about fighting or shooting, etc, or trying to outdo other games in terms of gore and violence, etc… which seemed to be excessively prevailing in the gaming world. I remembered growing up playing games like Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest, and always being a fan of those comedic adventure style games. I searched around to see if there were any games that were out there that were spicy like LSL, or even if anybody had even tried to create an adventure style game in full 3D. I found a lot of “Adult” projects that were receiving quite a bit of funding on Patreon, but a lot of it was just too over the top for mainstream, so I aimed to create something that kind of rode the line since I saw there was quite a demand for this, and a huge shortage of well-made games, and the concept of “House Party” was born. I set out to create the most absurd characters I could think of, who are generally just extreme parodies of various personalities that I found amusing, and slapped a player in there and gave him the ability to take off his pants, and the rest was history!”
Read more about what Bobby Ricci has to say on his recent Op-Ed Blog Post where he discusses “Changing the Culture around Sex and Videos Games: https://games.eekllc.com/changing-the-culture-around-sex-and-nudity-in-video-games/
About House Party
House Party contains adult themes and content that may not be suitable for all ages. These themes include nudity, strong language, alcohol and drug use, sex, and mild violence.
House Party is an open-ended 3D social simulator mixed with a point-and-click adventure inspired 80’s and 90’s classic party films and comedy games like Leisure Suit Larry and Monkey Island, every decision changes your story and every character has something to reveal. There’s also a button to take your pants off.
Once hailed as Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s worst game of 2017, House Party has been winning awards since it first emerged on the adventure game scene. This sexually charged, 3D point-and-click adventure is all about player choice and partying the way you want.
Recent News Highlights
- The Game Grumps Duo Arin and Dan Bring Their Notorious Hi-jinx to ‘House Party’ With a Content Release Happening Tuesday, March 24th