Home is Where One Starts...

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“I remember when I was a little girl, waiting at the end of my driveway. I had already missed the school bus, but I stood there anyway… envying the birds.”

Home is Where One Starts... is a short, first-person exploration game in the same vein as Dear Esther or Gone Home. It’s an experience where every object has been carefully placed to tell a poignant story—a story about childhood, hope, and the miracle of memory. You play as a little girl from a broken home somewhere in the American South. Exploring the lonely countryside reveals clues and vignettes which help the player answer the question of where home is—and how one can get there.

Key features:

  • A quiet, non-linear story told by the future self of a reflective narrator
  • Inspired by the rural countryside and stories like John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life
  • A 15-30 minute experience that can be completed in one sitting
  • An experience that focuses on atmosphere rather than action or puzzles
  • A rich, detailed environment that rewards players who explore with story insights and secret endings

Surprise! For the past few months, I've been working on a major update for my first game, Home is Where One Starts.... I made this short, exploration title in 2015 to prove to myself I could finish a project, and it honestly did better than I anticipated (I wasn't expecting much, haha). It inspired me to make a new game that was slightly larger called The First Tree, and that release changed my life. I wanted to make sure this small game was up-to-date so future players could play it on their sy...

2020-04-20

It's been a while! I've been hard at work with The First Tree, but I didn't want to leave my first game in the dust. While making merch, I decided I would love to sell a design from my first game, so here it is, for the hardcore fans out there! Thank you everyone for the support, it means a lot to me! Store link:

2019-07-22

In case you missed, you can now play The First Tree, a beautiful 3rd-person exploration game about a fox looking for her missing cubs, while at the same time she uncovers a second story about a son reconnecting with his father in Alaska. Here's a link to the store page. I think you'll find that the game has more in common with Home is Where One Starts... than you might thin...

2017-09-14

In case you missed, you can now play The First Tree, a beautiful 3rd-person exploration game about a fox looking for her missing cubs, while at the same time she uncovers a second story about a son reconnecting with his father in Alaska. Here's a link to the store page. I think you'll find that the game has more in common with Home is Where One Starts... than you might thin...

2017-09-14

I’m happy to announce that Home is Where One Starts... was nominated for the Emotional Game Awards alongside indie juggernauts like Life is Strange and Ori and the Blind Forest. It didn’t win, but just being nominated was an honor. To celebrate, my game is 80% off for a week. Thanks again for all the support and the sales! These profits will help me fund my next project, which leads me to this... I’m working on a new story-driven game: The First Tree. You can learn more and sign up for a one-tim...

2016-03-28

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows Vista+, 64-bit only
  • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX 9.0c video card with 256 MB VRAM and shader model 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit only
  • Processor: Intel i5, 2.8+ GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 570, AMD Radeon 6870, or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Only Oculus SDK 0.4.4 supported currently

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
  • Processor: Intel i5 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5000
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

 

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu (14.04+ tested), Manjaro, Arch Linux, etc. (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel i5 1.8 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any recent NVIDIA or AMD card (NVIDIA proprietary 352+ drivers tested)
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Beta version - please visit discussion forum for more info

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

 

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