Cool to see that you are still updating this game. I bought it a long time ago and might have to hop in and see all the new shiney.
House Party 0.17.3 Stable Release
It’s time, buddy. The new Derek update is here! House Party Version 0.17.3 is now live and in it is a ton of new content to explore and enjoy. This update is packed with some sweet new game mechanics and plenty of polish to keep your game experience clean and enjoyable.
This new release is all about spreading some love to our buddy Derek. We’ve expanded his storyline with awesome new content and added two brand new Opportunities and Achievements, one of which results in a full, repeatable, and very steamy intimacy reward.
We’ve added more opportunities for getting your hands on booze around the party. Frank and Leah have had a major rework of their alcohol behaviors and we made it so all the booze in the liquor cabinet can now be interacted with.
Also in this update, Derek, Patrick, and Vickie all have had wardrobe revamps, so if you see them around the party they may look a little snazzier. Enjoy seeing the three of them with some extra style!
Awesome new quality of life changes come with this update, too. If you’re tired of getting halfway through the game, forgetting to save, and then getting pummeled by Frank and losing all your progress, then you’re going to love this update because we introduced an autosave feature. Enjoy the peace of mind of not losing your progress anymore if you piss somebody off or decide to take some of that sweet, sweet alcohol from Frank’s guarded stash.
And let’s not forget our favorite new features in this update: Urination and the bladder meter. Yes, you heard that right. Pissing is now a real thing. Wield your new pissing powers and cause all kinds of mayhem, and literally get into a pissing contest with your favorite NPC!
In addition to all the exciting new features, our team has included loads of under the hood performance updates with this new version. One of the first updates you’ll notice is that there is a brand new “Memories” tab in the in-game Opportunity Window to help you navigate House Party’s complex storyline. There is also a shiny new improved main menu with language selection UI, translated menu UIs, and a very exciting new “Character Select” UI for future use. This update is packed with loads of bug fixes for existing content and older features/mechanics, and numerous tweaks to reduce linearity across existing content paths. And there are new features and improvements in the CSC for Custom Story Creators. But these are just a few of the many improvements, so if you’d like to read the full list of all of the new tweaks, be sure to check out the changelog below. Grab a bottle of booze, too, because it’s a pretty hefty read.
NOTE: With all new updates, there are some release caveats. Firstly, due to a large number of story scripting and engine changes, old saves will not work with update 0.17.3. The saves will not be deleted and Steam users can roll back to an older version to use these saves via the “Betas” tab in the game’s properties. Additionally, not all of the menus have been translated, and not all of the minor hard-coded system text has been translated either. We will address these known issues in future updates.
Why are you still reading this? Boot up House Party and check out the new update! The new content is a ton of fun and we can’t wait to hear your feedback. Enjoy and keep staying safe from the virus. We love all you guys and hope you have a blast playing the new content!
– Eek! Team
For the changelog, take a look here.