Home is a beautiful, short, indie, horror, interactive story which changes depending on the events you uncover. I bought this game for £0.67 on Steam winter sale (normal price £1.99) on a whim as it looked interesting, normally I don’t have the patience for these types of games however this game kept me on edge for roughly an hour (which is the average play time). The sounds I can recognize from various royalty free sources although during the play they made the atmosphere and honestly made me jump a few times. I kept expecting a horrific end on the other side of each door or stairway.
The game resembles an Alan Wake (2010) feel as you explore an area with only a torch to keep yourself alert, there are various items within the game such as a gun, knife and ID etc which are only used for storytelling purposes. Each renewed play through can reveal a completely new story depending how you interact with different objects and events. If I have to give any spoilers – it’s not an action game, or a game necessarily… it’s a story to uncover. You are the main protagonist on a mission to find out what has happened to the simple life that you once lived. My first play through had elements which reminded me a lot of James Cann’s Double Indemnity (1943)
I did enjoy this experience, I only wish it hadn’t glitched a few times on the sounds although I will likely expect to play this later to uncover more adaptive storyline.