June 7th, 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? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.
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14 Julho

Chris Remo's GH:OST now available on Steam!

It's been a long time coming-- but the Gone Home Original Soundtrack (the GH:OST) by Chris Remo is now available on Steam! You can either buy it as a bundle with the base game, or as DLC if you already own Gone Home. And as always, it's available DRM-free on Chris's Bandcamp page. Thanks for playing, and listening!

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2 Julho

Gone Home Boxed Special Edition Now Available!

Exciting news! The Fullbright Company has partnered with Headup and Merge Games to create a boxed special edition of Gone Home, including a ton of rad extras along with the game!



More details can be found on our company blog. But, the long and short of it is:

Gone Home Boxed Special Edition includes:

  • Gone Home DRM-free for PC/Mac/Linux on DVD, as well as a free Steam key
  • The full Gone Home Original Soundtrack (The GH:OST) by Chris Remo, plus all of the audio diaries from Gone Home in MP3 format!
  • A Gone Home cassette tape logo sticker
  • The 40-page “Designer’s Notebook” filled with notes and sketches from the development of Gone Home
  • Fold-out poster of the cover of Sam & Lonnie’s zine!
You can grab the Special Editon from our TopatoCo storefront or from Merge Games' site for $29.99 plus shipping.

Thanks for playing, and hope you dig this new special edition!!

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“Gone Home is the greatest video game love story ever told.”
The New York Times

“I never expected to see myself — or such a strong reflection of myself and my own life — in a video game.”
10/10 – Polygon

“Epic, personal and revelatory.”
5/5 – Giant Bomb

Commentary Mode now available!

Your copy of Gone Home now includes Developer Commentary Mode! More than an hour and a half of audio commentary from the developers of the game. Find it in the Modifiers menu when starting a new game! Enjoy!!

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June 7th, 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? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.

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.

Key Features


  • A Personal Story: created by veterans of the BioShock series and the writer behind Minerva's Den, Gone Home offers the rich, nuanced details of one family's struggles to deal with uncertainty, heartache, and change.

  • An Immersive Place: return to the 1990s by visiting a home where every detail has been carefully recreated, and the sounds of a rainstorm outside wrap you in the experience.

  • No Combat, No Puzzles: Gone Home is a nonviolent and puzzle-free experience, inviting you to play at your own pace without getting attacked, stuck, or frustrated. This house wants you to explore it.

  • Fully Interactive Investigation: discover what's happened to the Greenbriars by examining a house full of the family's personal possessions, and the notes and letters they've left behind. Use your powers of observation to piece together a story that unfolds as you explore.

Requisitos do Sistema

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • 1.80GHz Processor
    • 2GB Memory
    • Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • (NOTE: Intel HD Graphic 4000 NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED on Windows 8)
    • 2GB HDD space
    Minimum:
    • OS X v10.7 Lion or higher
    • 1.80GHz Processor
    • 2GB Memory
    • Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • 2GB HDD space
    • glibc 2.11 or newer
    • 1.80GHz Processor
    • 2GB Memory
    • Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • 2GB HDD space
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36 de 44 pessoas (82%) acharam esta análise útil
1.3 hrs em registo
I love exploring secret passages in giant houses.

Too bad it's twenty dollars for 77 minutes of gameplay, coupled with a story that literally makes me want to kill myself. Oh look, for an extra five dollars I can pay for the soundtrack that I don't remember a single song of.

So why did every journalist fellate this game?
Publicada: 12 Outubro
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21 de 24 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
2.5 hrs em registo
A nice concept, but ultimately the game is too short and not interesting enough to warrant the $20 price tag. You can rent better films for cheaper which will do the same thing and much more. Still, may be worth getting at heavy discount if someone likes drama/mystery type stories.

On a side note, the main plot point seems a bit outdated, which is probably why the game is set in the 90s, when it was more relevant. It is not possible to get into details without spoilers, but I was pretty disappointed at how weak the overall message turned out to be.
Publicada: 1 Outubro
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17 de 19 pessoas (89%) acharam esta análise útil
1.5 hrs em registo
A game with a nice story and detail but however it is not worth the high price,
Buy this on a very cheap discount.

Bad:
✖ Short story which is not worth the price.

Good:
✓ Great story
✓ Impressive amount of detail.
✓ Sound effects are good.
✓ Great sound track and voice act.
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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13 de 15 pessoas (87%) acharam esta análise útil
1.0 hrs em registo
Dispite the good start i really cant recommend it:

1) Exploration game, no interactive elements (apart from 2 codes)
2) weak story line: it starts somewhat thrilling, but it ends just crappy, i had to look for a clearer explanation/summary to get a correct idea of what the end was all about

but if you liked dear esther, stanley parable you will like this one
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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13 de 15 pessoas (87%) acharam esta análise útil
0.8 hrs em registo
46 I REPEAT 46 MINUTES while reading notes without ever playing this before. Thankfully it was in a humble bundle or i would be ♥♥♥♥ed. Why does this game set itself up as a horror at first but then degenerates into a love story? The only plus is searching the house for porn and throwing stuff around (like your fathers ♥♥♥♥ty books).
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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13 de 16 pessoas (81%) acharam esta análise útil
1.8 hrs em registo
I don't get why this game was so hyped and received some game of the year awards. I will list the positive and negative aspects of it.
Positive:
1-Nice scenario
2-Great soundtrack
3-Bring back some of the 90s culture in a way it feels like you went back in time.
Negative:
1-Too short
2-Zero challenge
3-Cliché story, as well as not very developed.

Not the worst game, but definetely not worth what it costs and not remarkable. Brothers: A tale of two sons has a much better story than this and with zero dialogue.
Publicada: 21 Outubro
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14 de 18 pessoas (78%) acharam esta análise útil
1.2 hrs em registo
The only thing being played is you - 5.25/10

This isn't a game, just narration and poor attempts at challenging the player.

Pros:
Makes you feel good inside
Cons:
Steep $20 Price Tag (Get Skyrim or Bioshock instead)
60 MINUTES LONG
Abysmal "game"play
Publicada: 12 Outubro
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9 de 10 pessoas (90%) acharam esta análise útil
1.9 hrs em registo
This game doesn't deserve any of the praise it received and here's why:

If it were a film, or book the people who would say they enjoyed it would be those who want to appear 'accepting of LGBT relationships', in the same way the 'blackpeopleloveus' website satirises patronising white people wanting to appear 'tolerant of black people'.

Because Gone Home is arguably a videogame, one that attempts to drive more of a point than a story (the developers also boycotted PAX 2013 because 'LGBT issues' were more important than telling their story)... it seems reviewers have glossed over the important details; that the writing is poor, and the delivery is mediocre.

It's like giving a gold medal to someone with missing legs coming last in the regular Olympics instead competing in the Special kind. But good on them for trying, right? 10/10 for effort. Who cares where you would have placed in a fair race?

Don't play Gone Home. Don't reward mediocrity or you'll start seeing a whole lot more of it.
Publicada: 14 Outubro
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11 de 14 pessoas (79%) acharam esta análise útil
1.2 hrs em registo
Walk around a house clicking things for a hour, skip through all the notes because they're boring as hell, reach the end and speed run it in under a minute.

Fun to throw books around through!
Publicada: 26 Setembro
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7 de 8 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
0.1 hrs em registo
(I bought the game from the Humble Bundle and have played it all the way through. Please excuse my playtime.)

Suffers from a bad case of the Eight Deadly Words. "I Don't Care What Happens To These People."

I dislike leaving negative reviews on Steam products, especially for games like Gone Home. It's not an awful game, by any means. But I certainly didn't enjoy it either. Honestly, I wish Steam had an "Ehhhhh" option with a yellow, wiggly, indecisive hand for its icon 'cause that's how I feel right now.

I've got no objections to the gameplay (or lackthereof) in Gone Home. In fact there was something about being left on my own in such a detailed environment that I rather enjoyed. Rather than having puzzles in the traditional adventure game sense, the challenge of the game comes from piecing together the jigsaw-puzzle of a plot from the environment. Despite not having any mechanics to enforce progression (such as conventional puzzles), it still feels like you're accomplishing things.

Naturally this comes with a trade off: if you aren't interested in the details, then you're not gonna enjoy Gone Home.

But I think my biggest problem with Gone Home is that the atmosphere of the game just doesn't match the story. You arrive home late one night to find your house empty. There's a distraught message left on the answering machine, a note from your sister pleading your character not to "go snooping like [she] always does", and a turned-on TV playing a severe storm warning on repeat. All in all, it feels like the setup to a horror story, or at least a tragedy. I thought that something happened, something terrible, and caused whoever was at home at the time to leave in a hurry.

In reality, nothing even remotely tragic happened. The reality of the situation was a teenage romance story that, for me at least, bordered on glurge.

...Admittedly, I am not in the target demographic for love stories so I might be biased in that regard. But moving on.

Gone Home builds up a tense atmosphere, then doesn't do a whole lot with it. Presumably the "worst-case scenario" buildup was meant to make the main love story plotline feel like a relief, but it just doesn't work. Sam's narration throughout the game also detracts from the mood. Her stories contain very little conflict and are, to be honest, pretty sappy.

The entire narration mechanic just baffles me, honestly. Why bother letting Sam narrate her life story when you're just gonna rifle through her journal anyhow?

That said, the game is not totally without its charm. The object tooltips ("Grab Cup", "Read Note", etc) often changed to more personal observations ("Sam had this when she was like four" for a folder, "Gosh, Dad" for a dirty magazine, etc), which was a touch of detail that I absolutely adored. Even though the protagonist was silent for most of the game, it still felt like I was playing as a character with a personality. But these moments were few and far between, and the main character might as well have been faceless for what a pitifully tiny role she played in the plot.

TL;DR: this game is... somewhat enjoyable, but there's just not enough good parts for me to be able to recommend it.
Publicada: 15 Outubro
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7 de 8 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
0.2 hrs em registo
Maybe I'm just used to games that have a point, but this is basically someone reading their diary on a decent 3D engine. 0/10 Not scary, no gameplay, not even a game really.
Publicada: 18 Outubro
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7 de 8 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
1.7 hrs em registo
Good story but it's one of the worst game I have ever played... and with that I mean it's not a game at all.

AVOID unless you want to walk around a house grabbing and putting back objects while listening to a romantic story between two lesbian teenage girls.
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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9 de 12 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.8 hrs em registo
This game is $20. That's $20 too much.
Publicada: 17 Outubro
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6 de 7 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
1.3 hrs em registo
This game is not a game. It is a movie where you have control over walking, and just that. You don't see anything happen. It's just messages left for you. The story is okay, it's probably been done somewher before though.
If you like Dear Esther, I'd imagine that you'd like this.
In my opinion, I'd give it a 5/10 buy during a really good sale
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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6 de 8 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.6 hrs em registo
UMM WTF IS THIS ♥♥♥♥!!!! DO NOT PAY FOR THIS
Publicada: 19 Outubro
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11 de 18 pessoas (61%) acharam esta análise útil
0.9 hrs em registo
Çok kısa, 1 saat bile almadı.
Publicada: 9 Outubro
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.8 hrs em registo
Finished the game in half an hour and it was incredibly boring. I feel ripped off after paying $5 for this game, nevermind $20. I don't understand all the hype about this game, it's nothing special at all.
Publicada: 24 Outubro
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.3 hrs em registo
Was promised lesbians but never saw any.
1/10
Publicada: 24 Outubro
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4 de 5 pessoas (80%) acharam esta análise útil
1.9 hrs em registo
Gone Home is an interactive story in which you arrive home to an empty house, piecing together why no one is home. This is done through reading notes and signs, as well as picking up objects which trigger narrations of a character's diary log in the days leading up to your arrival.

The story itself is incredibly generic and feels forced; combined with its absurdly low length (My first playthrough lasted just under two hours) it is a wonder that it garnered so many awards.
Publicada: 26 Setembro
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4 de 5 pessoas (80%) acharam esta análise útil
2.0 hrs em registo
You're about to buy this game? Don't do that. If you really wanna waste 2 hours of your life then save your 20 perfectly good dollars and do this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS5eQmRgBlY I promise there will be no difference. You will thank me after. I bought this game in the humble bundle so its worth like $1, and I would pay another dollar to have those 2 hours of my life back.
Publicada: 7 Outubro
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