Comedy sex game House Party adds playable woman, leaves Early Access

Three women dance next to a toy penguin
(Image credit: Eek! Games)

NSFW comedy-adventure House Party first gatecrashed its way onto Early Access in 2017, was briefly ejected from Steam, and then relaunched in a more SFW version with a separate Explicit Content Add-On containing the naughty bits. Now, after four-and-a-half years of public development and goofy YouTube thumbnail faces, House Party has officially hit version 1.0.

The main addition of the full release is the option to play as a woman. Developer Eek! Games says, "While most of her story will feel familiar, the female protagonist has some story variations of her own: you'll be invited to the party by a different bestie, partygoers will react differently to you, you'll hear new background conversations, there will be some new ways to bond with familiar partygoers, and brand new romance scenes for the female player!"

Good(?) news: that's not all for sex games. There's yet more to come for House Party, whether you want it or not, with an upcoming DLC adding popstar Doja Cat as a party guest. She'll be joining previously added internet celebrities LetyDoesStuff and the Game Grumps, all of whom provide their own voices.

In addition, Eek! Games says, "Just because we are coming out of Early Access though doesn't mean we are going to stop working on the game. We feel the game is ready enough to no longer be considered Early Access, but translation updates will continue to be rolled out over the next week or two, and there will still be more polish, cutscenes, and Easter Eggs in the pipeline."

House Party is available on Steam, GOG, Epic Games, and, with the latter version being the only one that comes uncensored by default.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.