Home - A Unique Horror Adventure
By Benjamin Rivers Inc.
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**** NOTE: Requires iPad 2 or newer; iPad Mini; iPod Touch 4G (iPod Touch 5G+ highly recommended) or newer; iPhone 4 or newer. ****
"ONE OF THE TOP 15 IOS GAMES OF 2013"
- US Gamer
"4.5 out of 5 stars"
"PG Silver Award"
"ONE OF THE 20 ESSENTIAL PC GAMES OF 2012"
- Computer and Videogames
Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens.
Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.
- an intimate, story-based adventure
- a horror tale that you help determine
- haunting, atmospheric soundtrack
- gorgeous illustrative pixel style
"A sophisticated, horrifying narrative experiment."
- The Verge/Polygon
"Keeps you intellectually engaged even when you aren't playing it."
"[Home] serves as a great reminder of what older games once taught us."
"Leaves one mulling its final moments well after the credits have rolled."
What's New in Version 1.4.6
Fixed an small graphical error for iPad users.
Interesting, but frustrating
Home has a great premise and decent execution from an artistic standpoint... it's creepy, unsettling and intriguing. It also tries to do something interesting with narrative and player choice.
Unfortunately, it makes a few really big mistakes with its design that mar the experience - I personally felt cheated and frustrated at the end of it all.
I really like the idea behind the game, and it could have worked well if choices had been presented to the user more clearly throughout the game - in terms of what is necessary, what is optional, what is reversible and what is permanent.
When you get the user heavily invested in a movie-length experience, you need to be *really* careful that they get the payoff that they have worked for at the ending, and it's a real shame that Home fails in this regard. Some more playtesting and tweaking could have turned this into a real gem of a game.
Unique is a good word for it
Guessing at the edge of your seat, clenching at every sound, hoping it will never end, and begging it to be over. When graphics are taken back to mere pixels one is left with an expectation of something original to keep one interested. This game does just that. The story and choices involved are both completely engaging. The controls work great to serve their purpose even though there are a few moments where the immersion is hurt by a minor issue when touching a wall. All things considered however, the overall experience is still fantastic. While plenty of games incorporate a successful decision system and story; this game is certainly unique.
Not what I expected. A hidden gem
It reminds me if those books I used to get from the library. The story starts and depending on your choices the book would instruct you to turn to a certain page to continue the story. This is way more complex and ingenious. But it's more than a story it's like the best game of clue and the best kind of movie. The kind that leave you to fill in the rest of the blanks to make your own assumptions. I'm not saying this app is for everyone but if you are a clever enough person to see how awesome it really is I promise it's worth your time. There are multiple endings which makes it worth it to me. But I still wish the game took longer.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 11, 2013
- Version: 1.4.6
- Size: 31.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Benjamin Rivers Inc.
- © 2012 Benjamin Rivers Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.