The real-life music sensation brings outrageous humor, a gorgeous new character model, and her quirky personality to the game in an all-new hilarious, fully-voiced branching story
Los Angeles, CA. (September 30, 2022) – Acclaimed developer Eek! Games, creator of the edgy 3D adventure-comedy game House Party, has launched its first House Party DLC Expansion Pack today, produced in partnership with Epik and Bravado and starring worldwide celebrity Doja Cat.
Players can explore an unforgettable party filled with zany NPCs and hysterical moments where each decision, action, and conversation changes the story, and every character has secrets to uncover in the new Doja Cat DLC Expansion Pack. Set during one wild night at a friend’s house, players will help Doja Cat to uncover the secret identity of Dinolicious, a costumed online dancing sensation that the famed music star wants to feature in her upcoming music video.
Doja Cat’s arrival will shake up the original party, transforming it and taking it to an all-new level where players will experience her interacting with, exploring, fighting, or befriending current partygoers and see the hilarious responses that take place. Players can help the renowned pop artist get into the party, watch her react to events around the party, overhear fresh new background conversations, help Doja Cat create her next music video, and maybe even spark a bit of romance with Doja Cat herself.
“I’m in a video game! I had so much fun recording my lines and collaborating on this story,” says Doja Cat. “I was blown away when I got to see my character in action for the first time. It’s been a great experience working with Eek! Games and I can’t wait for you all to party hard with me in House Party!”
Doja Cat joins the game’s growing list of real-life party guests alongside famous comedians the Game Grumps and online influencer LetyDoesStuff! Doja Cat will arrive party-equipped with a breathtaking character model based on her real-life appearance, three jaw-dropping hand-selected outfits (a striking black dress, out-of-this-world music video attire, and a sultry hot tub bikini), and a wild storyline filled with memorable experiences, laughs, and mysteries!
The DLC also showcases three of Doja Cat’s hit songs by tying them into the gameplay and integrating them into the story:
- “Kiss Me More,” the longest-running all-female top 10 hit in US history, a Grammy Award winner, and a nominee for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It also became a number-one song in New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, and Singapore and reached top-five in eighteen countries.
- “Woman,” an ode to divine femininity, reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and top hit 10 in countries like Greece, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Lithuania, and Portugal.
- “Get Into It (Yuh)!” is a viral hit on TikTok, a top 5 hit on Billboard‘s Pop Airplay chart, Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Songs of 2021, The Tab’s “Best Songs of 2021”, and Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2021, and a top hit on various international music charts.
The Doja Cat DLC Expansion Pack has released following the success of House Party’s Summer 2022 exit from Early Access, in which the game became an instant Top Trending Game, Top 30 Global Seller, Top 5 Hot Release on Steam, a Number 1 New Release on the Epic Games Store with thousands of concurrent players worldwide. House Party also boasts 1.1M+ copies sold and a Very Positive review rating on Steam with over 10,000 reviews to date.
“Working with Amala was magical,” says Bobby Ricci, founder and CEO of Eek! Games. “Her sense of humor is a perfect match for this game. This is truly an amazing product that I would venture to say includes some of the best content that our game studio has put out. We are very proud of it, and we hope our fans and Doja Cat fans feel similarly.”
The Doja Cat DLC Expansion Pack is planned as part of a future roadmap of House Party DLC and quality of life updates, including a VR port of House Party and potential plans to release on PlayStation. To stay up-to-date on House Party news, follow Eek! Games on Twitter, visit the website, and join the official Discord.
A portion of the proceeds from the Doja Cat DLC Expansion Pack will be donated to Doja’s charity of choice, Advancing Children for Success (ACFS). ACFS is dedicated to the development and protection of children and their families through a focus on improving access to nutrition, health, early learning, and skills development.
ABOUT DOJA CAT
Amalaratna “Amala” Zandile Dlamini, also known by her artist name “Doja Cat,” is a viral success and a Grammy award-winning celebrity singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer. She is well-known for her snarky sense of humor and bold online presence, especially on InstaLive and TikTok.
Doja Cat’s 2021 record, “Planet Her,” spent three consecutive weeks at number two on the Billboard 200, spawning the top ten singles “Kiss Me More” and “Need to Know.” Amala won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with the artist SZA, in addition to receiving another seven Grammy nominations this year and is a proud recipient of a Billboard Music Award, a Guinness World Record, three MTV Video Music Awards, and five AMA awards.
ABOUT HOUSE PARTY
House Party is an edgy comedy adventure game inspired by classic comedies of the ’90s. The choices players make, the actions they take, and each conversation they have affects their story, and every NPC at the party has secrets to explore…
House Party’s story takes place during one wild night at a friend’s house. Fifteen personality-packed characters and a growing list of self-voiced celebrity guests bring life to thousands of branching storylines, providing endless opportunities for exploration and debauchery!
Learn more: https://housepartygame.com/
ABOUT EEK! GAMES
Eek! Games is an award-winning game development studio founded by musician, comedian, and developer Bobby Ricci. Ricci built a next-generation proprietary game engine with an innovative AI character system capable of creating the most immersive choice-driven game experience in the world.
Although he had ideas to sell the engine as an asset, he opted to use it for House Party. What began as a one-man passion project has grown into a tight-knit team with a devoted fan following. House Party has sold over 1,100,000 copies since its June 2017 release and continues to expand with future DLC and its sequel, Office Party, on the way. Learn more: https://games.eekllc.com/
With more than 300 video game clients, Epik is the leading global licensing agency putting brands into video games to produce premium digital items and experiences for over one billion gamers worldwide with the largest digital ecosystem with hundreds of the world’s most popular entertainment brands. Epik is widely considered to be the blockchain industry leader producing collaborations for premium licensed digital collectibles, NFTs and exclusive Web3 metaverse experiences powered by an interoperable proprietary cross-chain technology and Epik Prime token. Epik was the first and only NFT company to do any activations with AAA gaming companies for NFTs. Clients include Warner Music, Garena, Tencent, Triller and Universal. https://www.epik.gg
Bravado is the leading global provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Part of Universal Music Group, the leader in music-based entertainment, Bravado represents artists in more than 40 countries and provides services including sales, licensing, branding, marketing and e-commerce. Their extensive global distribution network gives artists and brands the opportunity to create deeper connections with their fans through apparel, consumer packaged goods and unique experiences. For more information: http://www.bravado.com
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