Party Hard (which was reviewed by TechRaptor) is a game where you play a person fed up with the loud parties keeping them up at night. You face a tactical challenge of trying to eliminate everyone at the party with your trusty knife while simultaneously avoiding witnesses, the police, and a number of other hazards. The game features Twitch chat integration which makes it possible for viewers to activate different additional obstacles for the streamer playing the game to overcome.
The level editor beta can be activated by right clicking on Party Hard in your Steam library, going to BETAS, and selecting the “workshop_open_beta” from the dropdown. Once you’ve done this, you have access to the level editor itself by clicking “Workshop” on the main menu of the game and selecting “Create”.
The editor itself gives players all the necessary options in making levels. You can choose a generic background for your level and then build walls and floors to set up the basic map geometry. Decorations, props, and traps can all be placed wherever you like.
As expected, you can also place individual people as well as groups on the map. People will require “nodes” that give them points of reference for moving around, and an advanced option allows mapmakers to set specific paths for certain people. This is highlighted in the video as a way to set up bouncers in a club.
Once you’ve completed your level you can save it to your computer and publish it online via the game’s workshop. You’ll be able to access other levels by going to the “Additional Levels” option in the main game.
The developer stated that they intend to keep the editor in beta so it can be tested before being released to the wider public. There have already been a few important points noted by some people in the Steam Community Discussions. One standout example is this post which claims a maximum limit of 100 partygoers, recommends a minimum of two telephones per map, and details some of the usability features that weren’t detailed by the initial news post and video talking about the editor.
What do you think of the addition of a level editor to Party Hard? Do you feel it’s missing any critical features from the ones they’ve shown in the preview video? Let us know in the comments below!