Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Random News - 19 January Edition

The first in a (hopefully) regular series

This week's piece of random news is that House Party by Eek Games entered beta a few days ago.

I found House Party to be notable for a couple of reasons. The first is that it's built with the Unity engine, so it actually looks like you'd imagine a 21st-century adult game to look (ie. a 3D environment with a first-person view). Secondly, unlike all the other graphical games I've seen on Patreon recently, the writing is actually halfway decent.

Of course, having only just entered beta, House Party is still pretty rough around the edges. The plot feels a bit random, and is completely linear (each problem can only be solved one way, even though other plausible solutions exist). The gameplay is mostly limited to finding objects and delivering them to other people. And, probably most importantly, there's very little content as of yet.

And that was the news for today.

If you have a piece of random AIF-related news that you'd like to share, please send it to editor.aifblog@gmail.com.


  1. Thanks for the heads up. Took a quick look at it and seems interesting. Decent models and the game itself seems to run okay, if a bit janky.

    I agree with what you said in that it looks nice, but at its current state it is very limited. Maybe it will change. If not, it is entertaining enough for a run through, but if it stays linear I don't see much value in playing it more than once. Of course there isn't even any sex, just a bit of nudity, and it seems like the creator has a long ways to go, so it will be interesting to see how it comes out in the end.

    1. Whoops, totally forgot to add - the text seems to be a dark grey color in this post. Makes it a bit harder to read =)

    2. Whoops. Not sure what happened there. Probably something to do with me writing the post in another program.

    3. Yeah, at this stage it's more of a curiosity than anything.

  2. Good idea for this regular series. I wish that everyone's different AIF blog posts could be automatically added to a feed here as well (then we'd have consistent activity) but just regular small news articles would do a lot.

  3. Speaking of random news, someone has just posted an alpha release of a game on the subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AIFCentral/comments/4246s5/alpha_release_testers_wanted_the_magnificent_mario/