HuniePop is a match-3 dating game released on Steam on Jan 19, 2015. It instantly reached top 10 bestsellers list and got an 8.4 score from users on Metacritic due to its brash humor and anime art style. HuniePop also depicts women as stereotypical famished nymphomaniacs (read: shallow hungry sluts) that the player needs to liquor up, shower with gifts, entertain with dates and then take to his bedroom and bang.
The match-3 part of the game is how you gain “affection” and is not too difficult. Feeding the girls will increase their patience and they will be willing to respond to your questions. Asking the right questions and answering in the right way will earn you “Hunie”, the currency which you can use to improve your courting skills. Giving them their favorite booze will also result in a Hunie bonus.
All of this is done in good humor and there is no malice or hatred towards women. In other words, it’s just a quirky video game that’s supposed to entertain you and make you laugh. Of course, this didn’t stop SJWs from making a fuss about HuniePop and trying to ban it from Steam. HuniePop earned the ire of a prominent SJW white knight, Ian Miles Cheong:
Ian Miles Cheong went on to produce an article on GameRanx about HuniePop, where he admitted to not playing it yet criticized the nudity, and a flurry of spastic tweets that probably resulted in him having an aneurysm. This attempted criticism and censorship merely helped HuniePop reach even more people and get higher sales.
Of course, HuniePop devs response to all of this was to laugh all the way to the bank, as is right. In a recently published interview on LewdGamer.com, HuniePop devs reveal their thought process on the SJW criticism:
The HuniePop devs then go on to say:
The nudity itself is patched since it’s against the Steam ToS, but there is an official patch that undoes the censorship that’s extremely easy to implement (simply place a blank file titled “huniepop_uncensored_patch.game” in the folder where HuniePop.exe is).
HuniePop and this interview are excellent examples of a proper game developer mindset, showing that it’s possible to create controversial games, avoid censorship while conforming to the rules, and have SJWs actually advertise your game for you with their outrage. If you too want to poke SJWs in the eye by purchasing HuniePop, you can do so at this link.