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Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens. Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2012
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Home v1.4.8 update

December 3rd, 2013

I believe this update resolves the weird graphical glitches with Intel HD Graphics cards that v1.4.7 and below did not. If you experienced this bug before and it works, please post and let me know!

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Home v1.4.7 update

October 25th, 2013

This update should fix the Intel HD Graphics 4000 bug some of you were having. It also addresses a few small fixes, and gives you a purty new EXE icon to boot.

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Reviews

“A sophisticated, horrifying narrative experiment.”
8/10 – The Verge

“[Home] serves as a great reminder of what older games once taught us.”
Joystiq

“A creative developer demonstrates how much atmospheric force can be put into one pixel.”
82/100 – http://www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/PC-CDROM/Test/32827/77697/0/Home.html

About the Game

Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens.

Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.

As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
    • Sound: Soundblaster or equivalent

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.7 Lion or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
4 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
GET. THIS. GAME. Especially on sale. You will buy silly little apps for your phone that you will use once and never turn on again that will cost more than this and give you NOTHING. This game must be played with headphones on, at night, when you know you won't be disturbed.

It's brief, but somehow that plays right into the charm. This adventure will make you feel like you've been sitting at your desk for hours, and it's only been 30 minutes. You're never sure what's lurking behind the next door, but you know you'll never like it, and you will usually be right. The atmosphere is amazing. The sound is perfect. The story is devastating. No two people who play it will interpret it the same way, and that's just fine. You can discover 50% or 100% of the paths, and it will not detract from how the game is played at all. So satisfying, so discombobulating was this game that after I finished it in one sitting, I've not opened it since.

It's not bloody, and it doesn't use cheap scare tactics. But it thrills you just the same, just like if someone tells you Slenderman is standing behind you. You know he isn't. You'll look anyways.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
8 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Welcome home, from the bottom of my heart... - Dave Dobbyn, Welcome Home

THE GOOD
Home is a unique type of horror game. Focusing more on psychological horror and the fear of the unknown rather than explicit violence and disturbing visuals, Home draws you in with an mysterious if not interesting story which puts you in a house that isn't yours. The ambiguity is executed well but Home shoots itself in the foot by having Home TOO ambiguous and leaves you in the dark for no apparent reason. It also doesn't really give you any indication wheather or not walking through a specific door or interacting with a certain object will lead to you ending your time inside one of many houses, but this could be seen as a positive as it has multiple endings for multiple playthroughs.

THE GREAT
The atmosphere is so thick you could shoot at it and the bullet would get stuck. An eriee feeling persists for the entire game (Which previously mentioned isn't very long) and all throughout all playthroughs. Some of the events are unerving and give of a foreboding feeling as if someone, or something, is about to chase you through this pixelated nightmare. A climatic ending would've been satifying but would've also broken the flow, at least it would've for my playthrough.

THE UGLY
This game is ambiguous to the point of being frustrating. Some of the options which lead to the end of the current house you are in aren't obvious which mean you have to replay the game up to that point just so that you can figure out what is happening. And about the ending, although it's not too climatic some closure would've been nice at least. Instead I was left with several murders unsolved, a bloodied knife, a recently fired gun, a bad leg and absolutely no clue of what had happened or how to figure out what had happened unless I replayed it again, and again, and again....
Similar to Dear Esther, there's very little gameplay and an eriee feel to it all and some may hesitate to call this a game at all.

THE VERDICT
If it were any more expensive than $3 then I wouldn't recommend it. There are other games like Lone Survivor which have a lot more to it and may seem more worth your money and time. But for my money and time, Home is an experience which is not terrible but still a way better game than Amy ever was.

SIMILAR GAMES
-Lone Survivor, in more ways than one
-Dear Esther. What is it with indie games and an atmosphere so thick you can wrap yourself in it?

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Posted: January 5th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
401 products in account
1 review
2.6 hrs on record
The real horror would be if this weren't a parody/prank/troll game. Please tell me it isn't so!

To sum it up; nothing happens. The entire game. Nothing. I could understand the notion of 'interactive sotrytelling', if it were actually a story. But stories need to have things like plot, themes, characters, conflict and resolution. This has nothing.

You awake in a strange place and attempt to make your way home. Along the way you make some grisly discoveries, some of which are optional, and the game seems to be building quite an interesting little intrigue. But then in the climax and conclusion, not only is nothing revealed, but it becomes clear there is no possible conclusion to be reached.

The first time through, I chocked it up as a failure; thinking this must be a kind of puzzle game, where you must take the proper course of actions to experience all that you should, and discover the truth by the end. There is even a small teaser at the end, seemingly intended to be interpreted this way. However, with subsequent playthroughs and some research online, the truth is revealed; this isn't an experiment in narrative. It's an experiment in not having a narrative.
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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23 of 41 people (56%) found this review helpful
202 products in account
35 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Successfully atmospheric, but I felt like I wasted 90 minutes by the time I finished it though. Nothing really "happens".
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
136 products in account
2 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Creepy? Yes. Foreboding? Yes. Would I play it again? Nope. A lot of ambiguity and relativism in the storyline (if you can refer to it as such). Definitely has a target audience, and is dirt cheap on sale, but it's not my cup of tea.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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