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Gone Home PC, OSX (MacOS) and Linux free till Monday @ itch.io
Gone Home PC, OSX (MacOS) and Linux free till Monday @ itch.io

Gone Home PC, OSX (MacOS) and Linux free till Monday @ itch.io

Gone Home Retweeted
Steve Gaynor ‏@fullbright 3h3 hours ago
For people that need something about hope and love right now: We've made @GoneHomeGame free this weekend on @itchio.


A well reviewed game for Free. Investigate the Greenbriar family’s house. Discover the story of what’s happened to them. Go home again.

Please dont direct link to files,as there is an option to donate if anyone wants to.

https://fullbright.company/gonehome/

“It’s a game that dares to ask if raw curiosity is enough to keep players absorbed in its seemingly mundane world, and, based on what I played, the answer is an absolute, unequivocal yes.”
-Nathan Grayson, Rock Paper Shotgun

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interesting cerebral game, many thanks

Hot as Linux version

Thanks. Enjoyed this when it was on PS Plus, so worth another go.

Thanks

Is steam version free or just the DRM free exe?
Edited by: "delahmed" 12th Nov 2016

delahmed

Is steam version free or just the DRM free exe?


Just the EXE

The following came up when I clicked on the link: 404 Not Found openresty/1.7.10.2

sazzopardi1971

The following came up when I clicked on the link: 404 Not Found … The following came up when I clicked on the link: 404 Not Found openresty/1.7.10.2



​I think that they are just down for a short while as they are migrating to a new server.

Should be back up now.

How is this free? Everything I click on wants mulla
Edited by: "slipd" 12th Nov 2016

slipd

How is this free? Everything I click on wants mulla


It quite clearly says '100% off' and '$0.00 USD' on the itch.io page. Both of those things mean free. When you click 'Download or claim' it asks if you'd like to pay something but you can just click 'No thanks, take me to the downloads'.

Never heard of this website before, is it legit?

Original Poster

perrynomial

Never heard of this website before, is it legit?



yes, it was recommended on NeoGAF. Good for indie games. You don't need to enter any name, email etc to get the games.

anyone unsure just watch the video - for free you can't go wrong! youtube.com/wat…lMQ

Thank you

I was honestly looking forward to playing this when it was made available with PS+, but came out extremely disappointed.

Sure, it's different, but that doesn't make it good, it got too much hype for what it was. I got it for free and still felt a bit cheated.
Edited by: "jaczor" 12th Nov 2016

jaczor

I was honestly looking forward to playing this when it was made available … I was honestly looking forward to playing this when it was made available with PS+, but came out extremely disappointed. Sure, it's different, but that doesn't make it good, it got too much hype for what it was. I got it for free and still felt a bit cheated.


The answer kind of gets into the weeds of gamer mistrust of the gaming media industry. Accusations of nepotism, corruption, and pushing of social justice agendas have caused a rift between gamers and game reviewers. Gone Home has become a poster child for this rift.

While many people enjoyed Gone Home for the story, 90s nostalgia, and new take on gaming. Others accuse Gone Home of not actually being a game and not deserving of the accolades that were thrust upon it by game reviewers. They feel that the personal relationships between the game developer and game reviewers as well and a story line that taps many social justice issues led Gone Home to receive inflated ratings and game of the year awards. Add this to all the people that purchased the game based upon these inflated reviews only to be disappointed, and you have the makings of a rage-fest.

Jack-L92

The answer kind of gets into the weeds of gamer mistrust of the gaming … The answer kind of gets into the weeds of gamer mistrust of the gaming media industry. Accusations of nepotism, corruption, and pushing of social justice agendas have caused a rift between gamers and game reviewers. Gone Home has become a poster child for this rift.While many people enjoyed Gone Home for the story, 90s nostalgia, and new take on gaming. Others accuse Gone Home of not actually being a game and not deserving of the accolades that were thrust upon it by game reviewers. They feel that the personal relationships between the game developer and game reviewers as well and a story line that taps many social justice issues led Gone Home to receive inflated ratings and game of the year awards. Add this to all the people that purchased the game based upon these inflated reviews only to be disappointed, and you have the makings of a rage-fest.



I didn't know it had caused so much controversy, I just knew that it got great reviews and that ti was different, but after playing it I feel that reviewers somehow felt compelled to give it great reviews because it was different and the story was kind of edgy (since it took place in 1995), to a certain extent, it reminds me of the new Ghostbusters movie and how reviewers were afraid to give it an honest review because of the all female cast.

I think they went too far though, IGN gave it a 9.5 for christ's sake, a 9.5, it's ridiculous. To me this game could be anything from a 0 to maybe a 6, if you really liked the style, which I will admit is original, but that's about it.
Edited by: "jaczor" 13th Nov 2016

new Ghostbusters movie

jaczor

I didn't know it had caused so much controversy, I just knew that it got … I didn't know it had caused so much controversy, I just knew that it got great reviews and that ti was different, but after playing it I feel that reviewers somehow felt compelled to give it great reviews because it was different and the story was kind of edgy (since it took place in 1995), to a certain extent, it reminds me of the new Ghostbusters movie and how reviewers were afraid to give it an honest review because of the all female cast.I think they went too far though, IGN gave it a 9.5 for christ's sake, a 9.5, it's ridiculous. To me this game could be anything from a 0 to maybe a 6, if you really liked the style, which I will admit is original, but that's about it.




The new Ghostbusters movie had nothing to do with an all female cast.It got slated because it was badly acted, badly scripted with bad timing cheap uncomftable gags and a cash in on the nostalgic original.

fizz

A well reviewed game for Free. Investigate the Greenbriar family’s house. … A well reviewed game for Free. Investigate the Greenbriar family’s house. Discover the story of what’s happened to them. Go home again.Please dont direct link to files,as there is an option to donate if anyone wants to. https://fullbright.company/gonehome/“It’s a game that dares to ask if raw curiosity is enough to keep players absorbed in its seemingly mundane world, and, based on what I played, the answer is an absolute, unequivocal yes.”-Nathan Grayson, Rock Paper Shotgun

Heat added thanks, I managed to both download it and claim it to be linked on my account.

I'll give it a go - thanks

Firstly, good spot on the deal. Heat added.

However on the site it seems a bit underhand to say "This game is free but the developer accepts your support by letting you pay what you think is fair for the game."

Before that they say "For folks who opt to pay something for their download, all proceeds will be donated to Lambda Legal lambdalegal.org/ at the end of the weekend."

How is that supporting the developer?

Gone Home, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, pretentious "Art college" walking simulators that are grounding breaking to the mass media but gamers generally go "ermmmm what is this supposed to be?"

dcpk

new Ghostbusters movieThe new Ghostbusters movie had nothing to do with … new Ghostbusters movieThe new Ghostbusters movie had nothing to do with an all female cast.It got slated because it was badly acted, badly scripted with bad timing cheap uncomftable gags and a cash in on the nostalgic original.



Yes, but what I'm referring to is that reviewers were a lot less critical of it because of the all female cast and the controversy surrounding it, they didn't want to risk being labelled as misogynists for giving it an honest review and calling it what it was: a bad movie.

I believe that the same thing happened with Gone Home-
Edited by: "jaczor" 13th Nov 2016

Won't spoil it but this game can actually be finished in about 15 secs

stupot76

Won't spoil it but this game can actually be finished in about 15 secs


Its pretty obvious as there's a trophy to do so on PS4.
Edited by: "54M13" 13th Nov 2016

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terrible game cold from meeeee

Link dead again?

machomansavage

terrible game cold from meeeee

Hardly cold when it's free but I too was disappointed with this game...
It promises to be something spooky but ends flatter than witches t1t

Awful 'game', I think it just became trendy to like it at some point, probably because the gaming media is more corrupt than the general media, journalists dish out favorable reviews to their developer chums.

back to full price now

Jack-L92

[quote=jaczor]While many people enjoyed Gone Home for the story, 90s … [quote=jaczor]While many people enjoyed Gone Home for the story, 90s nostalgia, and new take on gaming.



Gone Home is one of the finest PC gaming experiences I've ever had. I am a typically cynical gamer. I don't hype things up just because they pretend to be poetry in motion. I found Dear Esther to be dull and pretentious.

I have never seen the 90s better represented than in Gone Home. I felt like I was a teenager again. It's not even just that they have shelves of VHS tapes in the lounge. It's not even just that they had handwritten labels. It's that the films on those handwritten labels were EXACTLY the films you all (or your parents) had on handwritten labels on VHS in 1995. It's a freaking slice of time like nothing you've ever seen.

The other thing is that a lot of people don't appreciate the hidden mystery. There's a mystery that you basically walk through and gradually gets solved for you. Then there's a mystery in subtext with enough pieces you can put together and solve for yourself. I think I picked up pretty much all of it, and it really added to the depth for me.

Dammit ... expired. Wasn't it supposed to be free until today?

BubaMan

Hardly cold when it's free but I too was disappointed with this game...It … Hardly cold when it's free but I too was disappointed with this game...It promises to be something spooky but ends flatter than witches t1t


I gave up spooky house like infamous spencer mansion res evil. but didnt enjoy this game does it have freaky ending?

machomansavage

I gave up spooky house like infamous spencer mansion res evil. but didnt … I gave up spooky house like infamous spencer mansion res evil. but didnt enjoy this game does it have freaky ending?

No.
Well done for giving up early on this one - it's an hour of my life I'll never get back
There's play-throughs on YouTube - skip to 58m in and decide for yourself... the spooky setting was completely irrelevant.

Avoid Firewatch too - that starts of really dull, builds into something potentially eerie and then falls into the dog poo faceprint that Gone Home made

BubaMan

No.Well done for giving up early on this one - it's an hour of my life … No.Well done for giving up early on this one - it's an hour of my life I'll never get back :pThere's play-throughs on YouTube - skip to 58m in and decide for yourself... the spooky setting was completely irrelevant.Avoid Firewatch too - that starts of really dull, builds into something potentially eerie and then falls into the dog poo faceprint that Gone Home made



Can u link me bro? Can't find it really wan a see the 58th minute lol

machomansavage

Can u link me bro? Can't find it really wan a see the 58th minute lol

Ready yourself for the awesome crescendo (not)
youtu.be/Ak4…2RQ
Edited by: "BubaMan" 22nd Nov 2016
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