A frantic and whimsical local multiplayer party game for VR. Takelings have invaded this quiet suburban home and it's up to Hal to exterminate these pests using whatever means necessary!
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Mostly Positive (274) - 78% of the 274 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 25, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're a small team and this is our studio's first release. Although we are very excited to finally get to share our party game with the VR community, we'd like to be able to guarantee a stable experience by full release. We'd love to engage with our customers and create an experience that is as inclusive and as fun as possible.

As a 9 player party game there are a lot of variations in possible experiences. Balancing our Party Mode's points system and the gameplay of each minigame will require a lot of play testing with many different home setups.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'd approximate our Early Access period to run for about 6 months.

Update: Turns out we need a bit more time, thank you to all our supporters for being patient with us. We are still working hard on getting this game to full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full game will feature 5 minigames instead of the 3 offered now, and a more balanced "Party Mode" experience. We'd also like to add support for AI Takelings allowing you to bolster your Takelings count in your parties or even play solo.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Hal and the Takelings can do battle in 3 different minigames, in 3 different rooms of the house. There is a Party Mode as well as free play available for you and up to 8 friends.

Our app app is also available in beta on Android and iOS (through Testflight), allowing you and your friends to play as Takelings locally from you smart phones. http://takelingshouseparty.com/app

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will not change at the event of leaving Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback from the community will be vital to our development. What works and doesn't work for your particular VR setup? Is there a key feature missing that would make this your ultimate VR party game? Are you enjoying cooking your friends in a toaster? We want to know!

You'll be able to engage with us through our Steam Discussion board as well as our discord at: https://discord.gg/t3jm3wb
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About This Game

A frantic and whimsical local multiplayer party game for VR. Takelings have invaded this quiet suburban home and it's up to Hal to exterminate these pests using whatever means necessary!

Progress through the house where each room is a different game. Take turns in VR as Hal facing off against the Takelings controlled by up to 8 couch players using their smartphones and/or joysticks.


  • Supports 1 VR player and up to 8 couch players
  • Play Takelings with gamepads, keyboard, or smart phone as a controller over wifi with our companion app : http://TakelingsHouseParty.com/app
  • Tour the house in 4 minigames

Join our discord for community discussion and feedback: https://discord.gg/takelings

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR, Oculus PC, or OpenXR. Room Scale 2m by 1.5m area required
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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