Father´s Island is a mystic, surreal visual novel / playable B-Movie in a 3D open world, with hundreds of buildings, structures and relics, wildlife and strange machinery. Combining dense atmosphere with mystery, horror & exploration!
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Mixed (22 reviews) - 59% of the 22 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 21, 2016

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June 23

SUMER SALE! Kill your piggy bank! Empty your wallet!

Hi there!

While we are still working on the next version of Father's Island (including a nice drop of loading time by ~ 75%), we are now here to state the obvious:

It's summer sale!

Get Father's Island


for 33% less and

Into the Dark


for even 66% less than regular!

So, if you are a friend of sinister stories, trash, b-movies and unexpected strange bugs, join the Homegrown Club now!
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March 18

Sales - the final countdown & Shoot Out!

Hi all!

The final days (or almost hours) of our Weeklong Deal are almost over, so read our disclaimer from the begin of the week


and then, if you can accept those terms, jump in and start playing Father's Island!

We are in the meantime working on both the patches for Father's Island and Into the Dark (which is also on sale now)....


...., and of course on "Into the Ice", where we hope to present the official Steam Store Page soon!

Additionally, we have done some R & D on incorporating PBR (or better PBR-inspired) materials into GameGuru. While it is still a long way to go and we won't trade in performance or loading time for that, the first results are visually quite pleasing.

Dont't get us wrong, we were quite happy with a visual appearance like that

we can do better on the details now:

A detail level like that will be the guideline for Into the Ice, but perhaps it will also find it's way into one of the next versions of Father's Island.

Meanwhile, our fellow Austrian Indies from Unique Games need your support for something totally different (hehe, no competition for Homegrown Stuff), and it would be totally awesome if you can cast your YES vote to them:


THank you very much and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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“Most important is the story, suprisingly well-written and blowing away all expectations I had for a B-Movie experience.”
Editor's Choice – VGPhile

“If your PC runs it, get it!”
8.5 / 10 – Oldgamer

“I enjoyed this adventure and was partially overwhelmed.”
recommended – Game 2

About This Game

Father´s Island is a mystical, surreal visual novel with a B-Movie twist in a 3D open world, where the player has to solve the mystery of his own wrongful conviction 5 years earlier. An abandoned island with buildings, structures and relics, wildlife and strange machinery has to be explored while being haunted by memories from the past.

ATTENTION: Please do not purchase unless your PC meets the minimum specs. Even then you will experience quite long loading time before the journey begins. We will keep optimising the game, but right now the minimum specs are required to play smooth on "low" GFX settings and can result in 5+ minutes of loading time at the start.

  • Huge, open, living world to explore
  • Dozens of buildings and structures
  • Dynamic soundtrack reacting to players mood and surroundings
  • 4 different endings
  • Hours of video-, audio, on-screen storytelling

Intro, in the player character´s words:

"I am John Richards, and I am innocent. I spent the last years in the Providence state prison for a crime I hadn´t committed. Armed robbery and assault, Christmas eve 2009, a convenience store right outside the town where I used to live. Hell, I was a high school teacher then, and yeah, I didn´t earn much, but robbery? No . I spent the night 80 miles away in my cabin, my private retreat for holidays, working on exams and exercises for my pupils. Alone. A pretty bad Alibi, especially as they had me on tape. Not only my face, clearly visible, hard to mistake for another ones, they had also my DNA all over the place..."

5 years later, recently released from prison, John Richards starts to explore an island along the coast-side of New England. A priest had disclosed its location to him, pointing out that there he will find all the answers he is looking for.

Trying to get hold of whoever had framed him, the player starts his journey to an island where almost everything is familiar, yet there is nothing he can remember exactly. Two square miles of beautiful landscape, strange architecture, abandoned buildings and structures, mountains, forests and even small lakes are waiting to be examined - while fighting the demons of the past coming as nasty flashbacks and buried memories.

Are you really sure you are alone out here?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 - 64bit required
    • Processor: I5 min. 2.6 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 6850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: May run on Systems with 4GB RAM + 2GB dedicated VRAM. Needs "real" DirectX 9.0c installed.
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 - 64bit required
    • Processor: I7 3.5GHZ or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 or better, Radeon R9 380 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Needs "real" DirectX 9.0c installed.

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