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Archive for July 24th, 2019

Gone Home

About six years late, I finally got around to playing Gone Home.  You hear a lot of bullshit about interactive media and the future of narrative and much of it is indeed bullshit.  I’m a gamer from way back but I’m also very grounded in literary traditions.  Give me a good book or a loud, kickass shooter but don’t cross-pollinate that shit.  However, this beautiful, understated game just blew me away.  The plot doesn’t so much unfold as it coalesces from found bits as you explore an empty house during a storm.  The reveal is slow and layered, wistful and sweet, and the sense of having taken an emotional journey stays with you.   Check it out.

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