House Party 0.4.3.0 Released to $15+ Supporters

House Party 0.4.3.0 Released to $15+ Supporters

Feb 23

Hey guys,

Here is House Party 0.4.3.0!  There were a lot of updates to the game and Story Creator that were released in this version.  We have some authors on the forum who are actively creating stories and we should see some coming to a completion very soon!

This version is available today to $15+ supporters.

To become a supporter, visit my Patron page.

Here are some cool highlights of the update including Story Player Updates:

Stories now downloaded from the server:

This is a really cool new feature.  On start, the game actually downloads the latest version of the stories from the server.  This means I can now put out story hot-fixes.  I will eventually port this into a system where people who are writing custom stories can upload their stories to the server for inclusion in the game.

Debug Console now displays all game events as they happen:

Pulling up the debug console (F5) now not only displays any possible errors that may have happened in the game (for better error reporting), but will now also give you a play by play of all of the events firing in the game.  This will be extremely useful for Story Creators, as they can now take a look at how their story is triggering events in the game in a written, ordered format.

Support for Custom Stories for OSX and Linux:

Before, custom stories were only able to be edited and played on Windows.  Version 0.4.2.3 allows for OSX and Linux to also edit and play custom stories.

Characters who don’t have story files now omitted from game:

This is a really cool new feature because you can now pick and choose who is available in the game for your custom stories.  In the older version, if you omitted a character’s story, it would simply load up their old story.  This is not particularly ideal though because some of the Original stories intertwine with each other.  Now, if you don’t include a story, that character will not be loaded in the game.  This is beneficial also for writing different themed stories.  For instance,  you could do “Date Night with Madison” in which only Madison is in the house with you.  Or you could do a girls’ night sleepover type of story.  You can now mix and match the characters so the possibilities are endless!

Full control over Item names and interactions:

You now have complete control over all of the items in the house including doors, chairs, beds, and any interactive item in the game.  You are able to customize any object to be an inventory item and you have complete control over the item interactions and even set up “Use With” scenarios.  There are also “Item Functions” now available on specific items (like the thermostat) so you can trigger events to happen in game that would normally be impossible to script with the Story Creator.  Pretty cool stuff!

Expansion of Madison’s Ending:

I’ve expanded Madison’s ending to make it open world in the sense that, after you blackmail her, you are able to dismiss her back to the party to preserve the “sandbox” ending, and re-summon her when you want to have some fun and exert your control.  You can also dictate what she wears.

Tons of more Custom Story Creator Options:

At this point, every single thing that happens in the game is driven by the Custom Story Creator.  I’ve also included up-to-date stories from the original version so you can see how everything is set up and triggered.  In the past, I provided cleared stories you can use to start with, but it seemed most of you preferred to start out with editing the existing stories, so I’ve just included those as the default template and added a “Clear” button if you decide you want to start fresh.

Renamed File Extensions:

Character files now have a .character extension and story files now have a .story extension.

House Party 0.4.0.0 Public Release!

House Party 0.4.0.0 Public Release!

Feb 17

Hey guys,

House Party 0.4.0.0 officially goes public today.  This was a pretty hefty release and contains a lot of updates over 0.3.5.0 including the first erotic scenes that were added to the game beyond nudity.  Be sure to check out the 0.4.0.0 official post to see specifics about what was changed, or check out the version to version change log.

To get the most current game release, you can become a supporter by checking out my Patreon page.

Here are the download links for 0.4.0.0:

House Party 0.4.0.0 Windows 64 Bit
House Party 0.4.0.0 Windows 32 Bit
House Party 0.4.0.0 Mac OSX
House Party 0.4.0.0 Linux

House Party 0.4.2.1 Released to $5+ Supporters

House Party 0.4.2.1 Released to $5+ Supporters

Feb 15

Hey guys,

House Party 0.4.2.1 has been released today to supporters who are pledging $5 per month or more.  To download the latest vrsion or to become a supporter, please visit my Patreon page.

This version contains all of the updates made in House Party 0.4.2.0 and House Party 0.4.2.1 as well as many bug-fixes and updates to both the House Party game, and the Custom Story Creator.  Also, those of you at the $5 tier level can try their hand at creating custom stories!

For those of you getting your hands on 0.4.2.1. for the first time, be sure to take a look at the forum where you can find custom stories made by other users that you can load into House Party and play!

You can read up on all of the changes from version to version here.

Enjoy!

House Party 0.4.2.1 Released to $15.00+ Supporters

House Party 0.4.2.1 Released to $15.00+ Supporters

Feb 08

Hey guys!

House Party 0.4.2.1 has just been released to $15.00+ Supporters.  This version contains a lot of bug fixes that were found and addressed in the 0.4.2.0 release, as well as a lot of updates to the Custom Story Creator from the feedback I’ve been getting from those of you working on your own stories in the forum.

To find out how to become a supporter, visit my Patreon page.

I usually don’t announce in-between updates, but if you notice in the title, this update is available to $15.00+ supporters whereas in the past it would have been available to $25.00+ supporters, and this leads me into my next announcement; I have re-structured the price tiers on my Patreon page.  I am now offering the monthly stable version of the game to people pledging $5.00 or more per month, and the rest of the prices have been adjusted from there.  I appreciate all of your support, and I felt like the tier rewards were a little steep for those of you interested in seeing the growth and progression of the game, and I’m hoping with the adjusted amounts, to see people sticking around and maintaining support for a longer period of time, and receiving more game updates for their donation.

Here is a list of updates for 0.4.2.1:

  • General Bug Fixes
  • Added “Player Inventory : AllowTake” GameEvent to Story Creator
  • Added “Item : Mount” GameEvent to Story Creator
  • Added “Item : Set Enabled” GameEvent to Story Creator
  • Added “Character : Exits Vision” EventTrigger to Story Creator
  • Added “Event Triggers :  Set Enabled” GameEvent to Story Creator
  • Added Ability to rename characters in the Story Creator
  • Updated Patrick’s Story

For those of you working on custom stories, you will need to re-download the Custom Story Creator using the same link provided on the site:

http://games.eekllc.com/download/HousePartyStoryCreator.zip

Remember, the best way to preserve your stories you are working on is to export them all, and then re-import them into the new version of the Story Creator.

I’ve also included all updates made to the Eek Story files so you can see how the new features are being used.

Note: I still have not fixed the issues with the OSX version from the last build, but I compiled an OSX version of the updated game just in case the new update might have fixed the issue.  If you are continuing to have an issue with the OSX build, know that I am shifting my main focus to that at this point.

House Party Story Creator Crash Course and Story Challenge

House Party Story Creator Crash Course and Story Challenge

Feb 03

Hey guys,

A lot of you have been asking about the Custom Story Creator and how to get started with it.  Here’s a video to help you through starting to create your own House Party story.  This video picks up after you’ve followed the initial steps in the Custom Story Creator Instructions and are ready to start working with the Story Creator.  Watch me step through the very basics of getting your feet wet and creating your first story, and how to export it to the House Party game to see your changes.  I may create more videos down the line getting into different areas more specifically, but this video should get you poking around and getting comfortable in the Story Creator.

 

Custom Story Challenge!

Also of great interest is the recently announced House Party Custom Story Challenge!  If you think you have the chops, create your own story in the Custom Story Creator, and then upload it to the forum.  Each month, I will choose a “Story of the Month”, and the author of that story will have their story featured on the site and available in the official next House Party version, and also win free access to all of the latest builds of House Party immediately after they are released for life! ($25.00/month value).  More details and contest rules can be found here.

More exciting updates coming soon!

House Party 0.4.2.0 Released to $25+ Supporters!

House Party 0.4.2.0 Released to $25+ Supporters!

Feb 01

Hey guys!

House Party 0.4.2.0 has officially been released today to $25.00+ supporters, and wow, what a release it is!  If some of you have been holding out support and waiting for that “next great release” to check back in, this is the one!  There’s so much crammed into this release that works toward sewing together all of the seams of this game.  The biggest takeaway I think you will all have from this version is that this game just feels great.  It feels more like a game, and there have been major improvements both visually and performance-wise.

The best part about this version is that you will be able to start downloading and playing some of the custom stories that have already started to pop up in the forum from players testing out the Story Creator!

This build is available now to $25.00+ supporters.  To become a supporter, visit my Patreon page.  The content in this version will be available to $10.00+ supporters on or around 2/15/17, and is slated to be released publicly on or around 3/15/17.

Here is a list of all of the updates that were jam packed into this release on top of all of the content updates that have been coming out over the past few months:

  • Added Save/Load Game Functionality
  • User Interface Overhaul
  • Removed Achievements
  • Added Images to Quests
  • Added Custom Story Loading Support
  • Added Anti-Aliasing
  • Added Tone-Mapping/Color Enhancement
  • Added Character Ability to Lay Down
  • Baked Lighting (Major Visual Improvements)
  • Added Player Ability to Put On or Remove Clothes
  • Added Ambient Occlusion
  • Normal Maps Added to Girl Textures
  • Major Performance Updates

For a comparison from version to version, you can click here.