Introducing Party Hard, the story of a guy who just wanted some sleep

TinyBuild’s unhinged PS4 game promises murder on the dancefloor…

Hi everyone! My name’s Alex Nichiporchik and I’m the CEO of tinyBuild. We’re an indie game developer and publisher. I’ve been working really hard as a producer on many of our titles, and you’re going to be hearing a lot about us this year as we begin our assault on PlayStation, with around half a dozen games being prepared for your DualShocking fingers.

We’re going to kick off the assault with a game that is quite different to anything you’ve played before. The game is called Party Hard, it was developed by Ukrainian studio Pinokl Games, and I can now reveal that it’s coming to PlayStation 4 in the Spring!


He just wanted some sleep…

It’s 3am. The bass is unbearable. You just want to get some sleep. Who hasn’t been in a situation like that before? A year ago I was, and I kept on plotting ridiculous scenarios for how it could play out. In the real world, of course, the best thing is to call the police and let them deal with it. It wasn’t until a few months later that I saw the prototype for Party Hard, and an idea was born.

This idea manifested in a video game about a guy who really wants to get some sleep, and finally snaps, grabbing a trusty knife and mask and heading over to stop the party.

But once he’s finished with his literal Murder on the Dancefloor, he realises he has quite the knack for stopping parties. So he decides to go on a rampage around the U.S., ending parties left, right and centre.

Don’t be fooled — Party Hard is an extremely silly game, despite its rather dark storyline. You’ll find yourself dancing with bears in sunglasses, poisoning the punch bowl, setting mantraps for unsuspecting party goers… and then running from the cops when it all goes pear-shaped.

All you have to do is kill everybody at each party, but that’s easier said than done, as there are usually dozens of people swarming around. Fortunately, you don’t just have your knife — there are various traps around each level that can be used to end numerous lives.

Bears, zombies, giant aliens shooting rainbows… This is Party Hard.


P-A-R-T-whY? Because I gotta!

There are 19 different parties to crash, each with their own unique traps, party people, and problems. Maybe you’ll throw someone over the edge of a skyscraper, or start a conga line and stab each person one by one as they dance unwittingly along.

Each party is semi-procedural, meaning that every time you play, it’s slightly different. The people at the party will be mixed up, and act in completely different ways. Meanwhile certain rooms and traps in each level will change. Maybe this time you’ll be able to slap a bull to run a bunch of people over. Or perhaps a gasoline can will spawn and you’ll be able to burn the place down.

There are different characters to unlock too. You start off with the guy who just wants some sleep, but eventually you’ll unlock a cop who can frame other party goers, a ninja who can hide in the shadows, and a butcher… with a chainsaw. Only the best killers will work out how to unlock all the characters.

And here’s the kicker: If you livestream the game using Twitch on your PlayStation 4, the people watching your stream will be able to enter commands into the live chat, and mess around with your game! Maybe they’ll vote to send a SWAT team into the house to catch you, or unleash an army of angry bikers on the party.

Just the beginning

So that’s Party Hard! We’re excited to start our PlayStation story with such a ridiculous game, and we can’t wait to get the game into your hands very soon.

And as I mentioned previously, this is just the first title you can expect from tinyBuild on PlayStation this year. We have plenty of games just as crazy as this one heading in your direction very soon, so you can expect to hear from me again on PlayStation Blog very soon!

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Mishimotsu 11 February, 2016 @ 3:35 pm   1

If this game doesn’t feature Andrew WK in some way I’ll be extremely disappointed.


YES! Good stuff.
Was counting on this to come to PS4 🙂

Hm, this could be fun… will the messing around also work for local couch multiplayer?

HomessaHomem 11 February, 2016 @ 3:40 pm   4

Hi, any chance of a PS Vita version?

cognac-vsop 11 February, 2016 @ 3:47 pm   5

I enjoy games like this on my vita.. should have been a vita release as well.


Sounds cute enough, but somehow that “livestream fun” puts me off.

    CoolRichy007UK 11 February, 2016 @ 7:24 pm    

    Just turn off chat in twitch then they cant ruin it

    Cronoss69 11 February, 2016 @ 7:59 pm    

    It’s more fundamental for me. I don’t livestream games. And a game basically telling me to do that if I want to experience everything it has to offer leaves a foul taste. It’s comparable to games that come with a “companion app”.

noodleboy1972 11 February, 2016 @ 4:06 pm   7

Sounds cool.Reminds me of an 80s game,”How to be a complete bastard”


As mentioned by others I also would have loved a Vita version. Sadface

Sounds interesting Ifor it comes out for the ps vita I’ll get it

Classic_Shooter 11 February, 2016 @ 6:12 pm   10

awesome, looks brutal

OldHorn666 11 February, 2016 @ 6:52 pm   11

I’m sold!

CoolRichy007UK 11 February, 2016 @ 7:23 pm   12

Day1 buy but i int gonna twitch this so ppl can send in the swat team no way lol

Aces73High 12 February, 2016 @ 9:22 am   13

Hey Alex! I have three points, buddy…

• Party Hard looks fricking AWESOME!
• PS4 is cool, but I’d really prefer to cut the rug, 80’s style, on my Vita
• What I want most of all though, is a Tiny Vita Build of Lovely Planet

Any chance of points 2 and 3 coming to fruition?


Looks like a lot of fun.
Day 1 buy for me if the price is right and not some semi-AAA price 🙂


Strange. 99% of my comments nowadays in this blog seem to be asking for a Vita version of any game you post here… Vita version please.


When it’s time to party we will always Party Hard!

FullyCommando 19 February, 2016 @ 6:42 pm   17

Looks like Hotline Miami, if its even half as good as the Hotline games this is a must buy from me. A wonder what other intresting games this indie publisher has up there sleeve.