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“Gone Home”: A Story Exploration Video Game


For the past few days, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from critics and friends alike for The Fullbright Company’s indie video game, Gone Home. An exploration game in which you slowly unravel your character’s family’s past by piecing together clues, Gone Home has been praised for its innovative storytelling and heartwarming, bittersweet, emotional payoff.

“June 7, 1995. 1:15 AM.

You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here?

Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family’s lives by investigating what they’ve left behind.

Go home again.”

Check out two trailers for the game below:

You can purchase the game here, or check out The Fullbright Company’s website for more information on the game and why people are loving it so much. Gone Home is definitely a game I’m not going to miss out on (now please excuse me while I spend the rest of today holed up in my room playing it).

Photo Credit: The Fullbright Company