Tacoma is a sci-fi narrative adventure from the creators of Gone Home. Set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088, explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.
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Very Positive (287 reviews) - 88% of the 287 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2017

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August 6

The Portland Mercury gives Tacoma some hometown love.



"Following the game's sudden—but deeply satisfying—conclusion, when it finally came time to leave the Tacoma, I wasn’t quite ready to part ways. The three hours I spent exploring the space station left me with a desire to learn even more about each crew member and their off-station lives—a testament to how well Tacoma is able to develop its characters in such a short amount of time."

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August 1

Tacoma Review Round-Up



We’ve worked extremely hard on bringing Tacoma to life, and now that our game is out in the wild, we wanted to share some of the initial reviews and impressions that have come in over the past 24 hours. Again, we are humbled by the amazingly thoughtful pieces written, videos created and sentiments shared about the world and characters we’ve created.

From all of us at Fullbright, Thank you!

"Something I really appreciated was the individuality of each crew member. Probably the most immediately obvious thing is the diversity of body shape. The game doesn’t make a big song and dance about it, it’s more that it’s noticeable in a gaming landscape which tends towards a generic/idealised basic shape. These seemed like humans rather than generic game avatars. But beyond that there are also a range of relationships, family dynamics, faiths and personal struggles or ambitions. The more I speak to anyone, the more I find out that they have their own problems, heartbreaks and happinesses to navigate and it’s so nice to see that reflected in what you find out on Tacoma rather than a bunch of archetypes."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"I’ve never been much for stories set in space, outside of the occasional outlier like SOMA or Futurama, and yet, here we are. I got so caught up in the story, I found myself gasping out loud and putting my hands over my face. That’s how much I liked it. I risked jawline acne for this game." Paste Magazine

"Developer Fullbright’s vision of the future space travel is impressive, especially with its depiction of a grotesque evolution of capitalism. In 2088, your loyalty to a brand is worth money, and it can even shape your family’s future. This feudalistic concept and other futuristic problems are explored in detail throughout Tacoma."
IGN

"Tacoma excels at making you care deeply about how those questions impact people. When the story was over, I was bummed. There was just enough for me to get to know everyone, but it felt like the first episode in a larger story, cliffhanger and all. That I came away from Tacoma wanting to know more about the fates of everyone I'd "met" is a compliment to any character-focused drama." WayPoint

"an intriguing tale about mortality and relationships in the face of catastrophe..."
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Reviews

“I got so caught up in the story, I found myself gasping out loud and putting my hands over my face. That’s how much I liked it.”
95 – Paste Magazine

“A mystery that grabs hold of you the instant your magnetic boots clamp to the station and never lets go... Immensely rewarding.”
84 – PC Gamer

“A story that's both gripping and emotional... The little details packed into the space station are touches of the sublime.”
90 – Destructoid

About This Game

The Venturis Corporation wants their AI back. That’s where you come in.





Tacoma is a narrative adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. As you go about your mission, you’ll explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.

At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle, reconstructing the multi-layered narrative as you explore.

Tacoma is the next game from the creators of Gone Home, and carries on that tradition of detailed, immersive, and powerful storytelling, while pulling players deeper into the narrative than ever before.

Features:



A Richly Layered Story Experience:
Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Discover not just what happened to these people, but what makes them who they are, through your role as an interactive investigator. The story is told through a series of fully voiced and animated interactive AR scenes, immersing you in the events on Tacoma.

A Groundbreaking Multi-Path Story System:
In each section of the station, you are surrounded by digital representations of crewmembers following their own parallel story threads that diverge, recombine, and split off again. Rewind, fast-forward, and move through these scenes’ chronologies as they swirl around you. Your interactive tools allow you to discover the tightly-knotted narrative from every angle, and in every detail.

A Deeply Interactive Gameworld:
Explore Tacoma Station both physically and digitally. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew’s digital communications and personal thoughts. Every facet of the crew’s experience on Tacoma is part of your investigation.

A Vision of the Future:
Experience life in the year 2088. Discover a rich fictional universe that depicts humanity’s expansion into low-Earth orbit and beyond. A deeply-imagined speculative vision of the near future from the award-winning story team behind Gone Home and BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den.

A Compact Narrative Game:
Tacoma is estimated to take around 2 to 5 hours to complete. How deep you dig and how much detail you find is up to you. Tacoma is a non-combat, non-puzzle-focused game. The details of the story and gameworld are there for you to discover at your own pace.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher, 64-bit
    • Processor: 1.9ghz Intel i5-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard or dedicated graphics accelerator with 1GB+ of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher, 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.9ghz Intel i7-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics accelerator with 2GB+ of dedicated video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs best installed on a SSD
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9 or higher
    • Processor: 1.9ghz processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard or dedicated graphics accelerator with 1GB+ of video RAM
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Most recent version of OS X
    • Processor: 2.9ghz Intel i7-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics accelerator with 2GB+ of dedicated video RAM
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs best installed on a SSD
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit OS
    • Processor: 1.6ghz Intel i5-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard or dedicated graphics accelerator with 1GB+ of video RAM
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: 2.9ghz Intel i7-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics accelerator with 2GB+ of dedicated video RAM
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs best installed on a SSD
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