When indie games make the move from digital to physical there’s normally very little motivation for me to go out and buy a game a second time, but that’s not the case with the release of this awesome Gone Home package. It contains stuff. Stuff I want.
To begin with, the box. It’s great. Working in tandem with its 90s setting, the game is designed to look like a Super Nintendo game. This sets of every goddamn nostalgia synapse in my brain and I can feel myself going through puberty in reverse because of it. Great idea, great execution.
That’s just the beginning, there’s plenty of other stuff, all of which ties in brilliantly into the themes of the game and the period in which it is set.
– Gone Home DRM-free for PC/Mac/Linux on DVD, as well as a free Steam key
– The full Gone Home Original Soundtrack (The GH:OST) by Chris Remo, plus all of the audio diaries from Gone Home in MP3 format!
– A Gone Home cassette tape logo sticker
– The 40-page “Designer’s Notebook” filled with notes and sketches from the development of Gone Home
– Fold-out poster of the cover of Sam & Lonnie’s zine
The designer’s notebook might the best part of the package, particularly if you enjoyed the game as much as I did. It features hand written notes, drawings and all sort of doodling that helped the team create Gone Home.
You can pick up a physical copy of the game here.