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Winter & Halloween: Limited-Time Events vs. Permanent DLCs

We’re nearing the end of a long road of development with turning the 2022 Halloween and Winter limited-time events into permanent House Party seasonal DLCs!

 

Soon, we’ll share an official roadmap with the exciting news that both of our seasonal DLCs should (fingers crossed!) be releasing by the end of May to all players! These are free DLCs made to enrich the base game experience with holiday themes, so we hope you pick them up and enjoy the seasonal aesthetics!

 

We want to thank everybody for being so patient. These took longer than expected to get ready, but, thanks to moving a bit slower on getting them ready, we’ve actually been able to work on them these past few months without sacrificing too much time on our regular development schedule – which is awesome for those of you who are excited about the big things (like Liz Katz) coming soon to the party!

 

 

So, what took so long, anyway, Eek? Weren’t these events pretty much done already? 

 

To really answer this question, we have to look back at last year. We decided, right before Halloween, to drop a couple of fun things into the game with the intention that they would be removed after the event. They weren’t built to stay in the game long-term, both because of base game bloat and because there was no framework in place to actually support their existence.

 

When you doods loved the Halloween event, we decided to try to squeeze in some Winter content, too. Winter was even bigger, since we tried to fit in more of your feedback from the Holiday Feedback Form, and it also wasn’t built to be in the game long-term. Instead of just cosmetics, we added in a snowball throwing mechanic, voice line reactions for characters being hit by snowballs, new shirts, new headbands, falling snow, new decorations, an achievement, and an entire Frank side-quest.

 

And that was awesome! So awesome that a bunch of you wanted both the Halloween and Winter holiday content to be permanent, which we definitely weren’t prepared for. But we thought that was a great idea, and we really wanted to make that happen for everyone – but we wanted to make sure we were doing that the right way.

 

 

What IS the right way? And will these events look any different?

 

Both the Halloween and Winter permanent DLCs will look exactly like the seasonal events you remember from 2022, but they are actually very different on the inside.

 

We know this isn’t super exciting from a player standpoint, but we hope that you’re excited for the future: Since we built these events properly for permanent use as DLCs, we’ll be able to add more content to them easier, and it’ll bring you a better gameplay experience long-term!

 

House Party Stable Release 1.0.3 - Halloween Update

So, what’s been restructured, exactly? 

  • We made it so the event won’t bloat your base game if you don’t want it added!
  • We made it so you can toggle the DLC on and off if you don’t feel like seeing the Halloween (or Winter) aesthetic during a certain play session!
  • We made it so the content won’t cause any foreseeable major bugs/issues with the base game long-term by being added!
  • And, best of all, we future-proofed this baby! 🤘

 

 

What does “future-proofed” mean?

First, it means we made it so we can add extra content (cosmetics, decorations, side-quests, achievements, etc.) to the Halloween (or Winter) Holiday Pack as time permits!

They’re built to support more content updates, brahs! But, even better, it means we can add some exciting new features to the DLCs in the future.

 

 

While we don’t want to spoil everything, we’ve also started running an invisible framework beneath this DLC for something really exciting.

 

You shouldn’t see a difference, but it’s there. We’ll share more info on this soon!

 

In the meantime, remember, the permanent seasonal DLCs won’t “look” much different from the original limited time 2022 events (besides a toggle on/off DLC button)!

 

Still, we hope those of you who have been waiting for them to return again! Thanks a ton for your patience. You won’t have to wait much longer, partiers!

A New House Party Expansion Pack Is Coming In Late 2023!

New clothing, a short side-story, and two original characters will join the party soon!

 

Get ready to party even harder with a brand new DLC featuring a variety of exciting and original content fresh from the minds of Eek! Games!

 

The DLC will include a uniquely themed House Party side-story, a set of clothing items that can be worn by the entire cast of characters and, the thing we’re most excited about: two new original characters specific to the additional storyline who will join the party later this year!

 

One of the upcoming guests will be female and the other will be male. That way, we can satisfy the overwhelming demand for more female characters, while also ensuring that male-preferring players have another partier to bond with!

 

We’ll be announcing an official DLC title and more info on the House Party – New Content Expansion Pack soon, so wishlist it now and keep an eye out for more updates!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who shared an opinion with us via our recent “Future of House Party” Feedback Form!

 

We’re taking your responses to heart so we can make the best possible House Party experience for as many players as we can! We’ve got a lot of information on possible directions to take future content for the game now, and we hope you’re looking forward to seeing us put your feedback into action!

 

The House Party – New Content Expansion Pack was actually created just for this purpose. It will bring loads of new content to satisfy players who want more original story, characters, and characters based on the House Party universe!

 

It will also feature a new type of clothing that was most highly requested from the feedback form and incorporate a handful of written suggestions that were sent in at the bottom of the survey. It was made for you, brahs, so we hope you enjoy it!

 

 

For those of you who are looking forward to more real-life guests joining the fun (instead of more House Party universe content), the House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack will still be releasing this summer, as originally planned.

 

As mentioned in previous news posts, our next real-life guest is excited to personally introduce herself to you…in a special custom-made costume. Everything is being finalized for this, and we’re preparing to share the big announcement with you within a couple of weeks!

 

We hope you’re looking forward to officially meeting the new guest! We’re sure she’s going to, like, totally steal your heart, brahs!

 

First Murder Mystery Alpha Dropping For Patrons Today + New Teaser!

 

The “Look What The Cat Dragged In” House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack Alpha will be dropping today for Alpha Tier Patrons – sharing a quick first glance at House Party’s next guest DLC!

 

So, if you’re not in the Alpha Tester (or higher) tier, why not, dood? You can subscribe and support us to enjoy a ~5 minute playable sneak peek of the next guest’s new story when it drops later today!

 

You’ll “officially” learn the identity of the guest before anyone else. You’ll get to welcome her into the party, see her character model (as well as that sweet outfit we showed off in our Discord Art Stream) inside the game, and mingle with her!

 

As we mentioned, this isn’t a huge playable build, as we’re still very early in development, and we’ll be releasing this DLC on Patreon in small chunks (possibly on a quest-by-quest basis) as we work through developing it – in hopes of making it available to you ASAP and getting your feedback implemented early in the dev process. We hope you’re hyped to see it as we work on it!

 

Want to try the new alpha? Join our Patreon and be sure you’re in the “Alpha Tester” tier or higher to come play!

 

Plus, as a Patron, you’ll be able to access the brand new post from this morning with early information on whether or not Console Commands will be available with the next guest.

 

 

Curious what you’ll see in the sneak peek alpha while you’re waiting for it to drop? Here’s a little teaser:

 

 

Let us know what you think’s going on here, doods! Seems like things are starting to get a little… Well, a little whatever the hell that is in the video above. Seriously, who wired the lights?

 

Eh, it was probably some jerry-rigged home-brew wiring job Patrick did, right? Nothing to get worried about.

 

Anyway, that unexpected new guest outside looks hot as hell! Are you going to let her inside?

 

Wishlist the House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack on Steam or GOG now!

 

 

Also, to help us stay in touch with what the House Party community wants for the future of the game, we have another survey for you doods!

 

The Holiday Feedback Form you brahs filled out for us a few months back was so helpful to us that we want to do opinion surveys more often so we can stay better in-tune with what you want for the game – especially when our dev team has specific questions we’re wondering about to help us make the game better for you!

 

We built House Party on player feedback, and that’s how it became the game it is today, so it’s important to us to stay in touch with what the community wants for the game – especially as House Party’s player base continues to grow!

 

The type of player who enjoys House Party has expanded. Some players ask for more male romanceable NPCs, while others don’t want more males. Some community members say they love the Doja Cat DLC, while we’ve heard from many more who just want more NSFW 18+ content. Some commenters want more celebrities in the game, and others want more House Party characters. And some want us to prioritize Office Party, while others want us to keep supporting House Party with fresh content.

 

We want to make a game that as many of you love as possible. Whether that means adding more characters of different genders, NSFW 18+ guests, or DLCs based around non-guest characters, we want to hear from you! So, we put together a quick feedback form to help us see what we should focus on!

 

Fill out our Future of House Party Survey here to share your opinions with us and help make House Party a better game for as many players as possible!

NSFW Scene Confirmed In The House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack!

 

Will the next party guest get dirty with you in the next DLC? The answer is YES!

 

The alluring next party guest brings a smoking hot brand new explicit scene to the game in the House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack!

 

In the House Party base game, you’ll experience a mind-blowing new sex scene where the new guest will get dirty with you in a hot new cutscene!

 

It’s gonna get filthy, doods and lady-doods. The content will be as NSFW and explicit as the big base game scenes for Madison, Amy, Katherine, Lety, etc. – but it will challenge your stamina more than any other character in the game!

 

 

And if you have the House Party – Explicit Content Add-On in your library (and it’s enabled in your main menu), you’ll be able to experience the uncut version of the sexy new guest’s deliciously erotic adult encounter! 

 

Plus, you’ll be able to enable POV intimacy for a personalized naughty experience!

 

Get ready to get nasty with the next guest in her full risqué glory…and solve a crazy murder mystery, too, of course. 

 

 

What about console commands and custom stories? At this time, the new guest will not be available for use in Custom Stories, and we are currently still working on obtaining consent for use of explicit Console Commands with her!

 

We’ll give you info on if these become available as soon as we know more. For now, we’re stoked she’s agreed to completely uncensored naughtiness, and we hope you’re excited to see the arousing new NSFW scene we have planned for her DLC.

 

Wondering what to expect? The new guest will officially say hello to everyone very soon, and she’ll tell you a bit about what you can expect in the upcoming DLC… 

 

In the meantime, wishlist the House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack and get ready for a wild mix of nuttiness, naughtiness, and noir to come to the party this Summer, brahs! 

 

P.S. Don’t forget to wishlist the free Halloween and Winter Holiday Packs, too. We will have some exciting news to share about them soon!

 

P.P.S. Want a peek at House Party’s development? Join our artist, Zigga, as he textures the game’s washer and dryer! Who knows…you might get a secret glimpse at something coming soon, too! Watch on Discord today at 2:30PM EST!

 

The House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack is Wishlistable Now!

 

A cosplayer, streaMer, and actress comes to the party this Summer in House Party’s next guest expansion pack, and she’s working with us to create some of House Party’s sexiest, silliest, and most surprising explicit content yet.

 

Help the new guest solve a grisly murDer mystery. Witness a shocking crime, track down cLues, catch the culprit, and maybe you’ll grow clXse enough for the new guest to absolutely rock your world.

 

(The guest is bringing a trunk full of exciting new items to the party! What do you think will be inside…?)

 

The DLC will add hours of jaw-droppIng content unlike Anything the party has seeN before. The lights Will go out, terror will break out, anD unsolved Mysteries Will come to light In a thrilling new branching OriJinal Story addition focuSed on and fully voice-acted by the exciting new guest!

 

The House Party – Murder Mystery Expansion Pack is wishlistable on Steam and GOG now, and it will launch on other major download websites this Summer 2023!

 

 

What does everyone know about the guest DLc so far?

 

We’ve shared four big teasers, and hid secret codes in our social media and Steam news posts. But, since you’re here, we decided to make thinqs a little easier – so we hid the code inside this blog post so you don’t haVe to go Rummaging around to find it!

 

Keep an Eye out for anything out of place and type in the code you find here to unlock a secret early bonus teaser!

(The first 50 partiers to crack the code will get access the early teaser! If you missed it, don’t worry – it’ll go live for all partiers at a later date!)

 

(Madison looks a little spooked when she opens the new House Party fridge! What do you think she saw inside?)

 

Miss any of our other guest DLC teasers? Click here to take a look at the new Bloody Knife Item coming to the party and watch the lights go out in our Breaker Panel Teaser Video!

 

Get hyped for the next DLC, partiers! It’s going to be like nothing the party’s ever seen before!

 

P.S. Don’t forget that the House Party – Halloween Holiday Pack and House Party – Winter Holiday Pack, will be releasing across all major platforms soon, too! We’re making good progress on getting these ready and can’t wait to share the permanent holidays with you soon!

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