Gone Home arrives at your home in a fortnight

It's where the heart is.

First-person urban exploration mystery Gone Home comes out on PC and Mac on 15th August, developer The Fullbright Company has announced.

The game launches on Steam, and DRM-free through the Gone Home website for $19.99.

Gone Home tells the realistic story of the Greenbriar family through the eyes of their college-aged daughter who's returned from a year studying abroad only to find her family is not home. Where are they? What are they doing? Are they okay? As you poke about the family's newly inherited manor home you must piece together what everyone's been up to for the last year, as the game is set in 1995 before we could cheaply close the transcontinental gap with a simple e-mail or Skype call.

I played the first half hour of Gone Home back in November where I found myself falling in love with its hyper-detailed down-to-earth setting. "Gone Home is a lot of things," I wrote in my Gone Home preview. "It's a mystery unraveled at your own pace, a coming of age story and a family drama. But perhaps most of all it's a time capsule." I for one can't wait to party like it's 1995.

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