Tacoma - Fullbright
This April is the 7th anniversary of the founding of Fullbright-- and to celebrate, we're discounting both our games, Gone Home and Tacoma, by 70%!



We're so grateful to everyone who's taken the time to explore the stories we've created. If you have a friend who hasn't taken the leap into our games yet, feel free to point them at the sale via the Fullbright collection on Steam... or now's the perfect time to send along a Steam gift copy!

Thanks again for playing, and here's to another great year! ːmixtapeː
Tacoma

The sci-fi mystery adventure Tacoma is really good stuff. It's from Fullbright, the developer of Gone Home, and that pedigree shines through: "While a lot of sci-fi from that [1970s] era has a cold, nihilistic view of mankind’s place in the universe, Tacoma has a heart," Andy K. wrote in his 84/100 review. "As a game about piecing together a story, it’s immensely rewarding." 

If that sort of critical applause doesn't convince you to try it, maybe this will: It's free right now on the Humble Store. Until March 24 (or while supplies last), just go here, click where it tells you, and they'll hook you up. Interestingly, while most Humble giveaways come as Steam keys, this one is DRM-free, meaning you'll download, install, and run it as a standalone program. You might even want to burn it to a DVD. Just like the old days! 

Tacoma - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Not every problem in games needs to be solved by shooting, stabbing or going very fast. Sometimes you just need to stop, listen and talk things over, like in Oxenfree and Tacoma, two lovely story-driven games that you can snag free right now and keep forever. Contemporary teen ghost story Oxenfree by Night School is the current fortnightly giveaway over on the Epic store, full of sass and supernatural weirdness. Sci-fi mystery Tacoma by Fullbright is a little more grounded and quiet, letting you explore the lives and recorded dialogues of a space station’s crew after some manner of space-disaster. Grab them on Epic and Humble respectively today.

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Tacoma

Should you be in the market for some video game amusement this weekend, and are hankering for the very specific combination of critically acclaimed sci-fi narrative adventure that is also free, then you might like to know that developer Fullbright's enjoyable Tacoma is currently available for zero pee on the Humble Store.

Fullbright, in case it slipped your mind, first turned heads in 2013 with its spookily atmospheric family-drama-meets-house-nosy Gone Home, and Tacoma sees the developer expanding on that game's exploratory storytelling with a bunch of new ideas. And also space ships.

Tacoma is still very much in the realm of walking simulator, so your mileage may vary, but it's a little more hands-on than Gone Home. As you explore the game's deserted space station setting, the lives of its wonderfully defined crew - and the mystery surrounding them - unfold through a mix of environmental storytelling and audio-visual logs - the latter playing out across different physical spaces within the ship, encouraging you to wind back and forth and move around to eavesdrop on these last recorded conversations. I liked it a lot!

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Tacoma - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jackson Tyler)

Tacoma is a game about a world that never stops watching. Corporations have achieved vertical integration on a near-total level, functioning as distinct economies running on contract workers and loyalty points. You go to the Amazon school, you work at your Amazon job, you get paid in Amazon points.

The characters of the game are so consumed by the anxiety of keeping up with this treadmill that they don t have the time to think about what actions they could collectively take to improve their material conditions, let alone act on them. And of course their every waking (and sleeping) moment is logged on company servers by an inescapable Augmented Reality surveillance system.

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Gone Home - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 80% on Gone Home and 75% on Tacoma! Don't miss the The Fullbright Collection to get both even cheaper. *

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Wednesday at 10AM Pacific Time
Tacoma - Fullbright
Hi all!

As you can see, both Gone Home and Tacoma are discounted handily for Steam's Halloween sale! And today, we've set a new offer live-- the Fullbright Collection. If buy both of our games together, you'll now get a 15% discount on the total! Or, if you only own either Gone Home or Tacoma, Complete The Bundle to get 15% off the title you were missing-- and experience a gripping narrative you've been missing out on.


The Fullbright Collection! Now on discount in the Halloween Sale, and even better when you buy them together. Thanks for playing-- and don't forget to pass this on to that friend of yours you've been trying to get to play our stuff. There's never been a better time! Thanks for all you do,


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Tacoma

In celebration of Twitch Prime Day, July 16, the streaming platform's premium subscription service is giving away 21 free games. Between now and August 2, subscribers can pick up Tacoma, Pillars of Eternity, Qube 2, Brutal Legend and many more. 

This follows Twitch Prime's 'Free Games With Prime' initiative that was launched in March and gifts members complimentary games on a monthly basis. Marketing person Robert Busey explains that once downloaded, games are yours to keep. Busey also advises those interested to "check back every day, as the selection will be constantly changing."

Here's a short showcase of the games on offer, alongside their available dates and an EDM soundtrack from Deadmau5.

And here's the full list of games:

  • Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition: July 2—4.
  • Metal Slug 3: July 3—August 2.
  • The Last Blade: July 3—August 2.
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: July 3—August 2.
  • Q.U.B.E. 2: July 3—4.
  • Battle Chef Brigade: July 4 — 1.
  • Manual Samuel: July 5—12.
  • Gonner: July 6—13.
  • Next Up Hero: July 7—14.
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited: July 8—14.
  • Hue: July 9—15.
  • Deponia Doomsday: July 10—16.
  • Observer: July 11—17.
  • Tacoma: July 12—18.
  • The Bridge: July 13—26.
  • Brutal Legend: July 14—27.
  • The Red Strings Club: July 15—21.
  • Tyranny: July 16—18.
  • Broken Age: July 17—31.
  • The Framed Collection: July 18—31.
  • Serial Cleaner: July 18—31.

After providing a brief blurb on all of those, Busey says Twitch has "enlisted some of your favorite streamers to showcase them and tell you more about Twitch Prime". 

Here are the English speaking and international host schedules for the streams: 

Those interested in signing up to Twitch Prime should head this way. More on the "biggest game giveaway in Twitch Prime history" can be read here

Tacoma - Fullbright
Hey all! You may have noticed that the Steam Summer Sale is on now-- and as part of it, Gone Home is $4.94, and Tacoma is half off at $9.99! Complete your collection, or tell a friend. Thanks so much, and happy savings!
Tacoma - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brock Wilbur)

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Well, this is quite embarrassing. I still haven’t played Tacoma, but I have a good reason: I was quite positive that Steve Gaynor of Fullbright was pranking me. I bought the game for Xbox One and, at release, that version of the game simply did not work. I took to Twitter, where several days later, Gaynor informed me that the best work-around for getting the game to launch involved me deleting all of my Xbox 360 save games on my Xbox One. It’s the kind of solution that I’m sure worked but also sounded like telling your buddy to stick his iPhone in the microwave if it got wet. The game is long since patched but I never went back because, well, I still think Gaynor was somehow pranking me. Anyhow, his voice has now been added to the game I haven’t played, and it is time Steve and I made our peace — in space.

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