8-bit horror invades your PC this week on Steam for Windows.
Home's oppressive brand of paranoid, agoraphobic horror is getting a Steam release as well as a version v1.3.1 from developer Benjamin Rivers. Rivers' indie-made effort puts you in the shoes of a character who emerges from an unfamiliar room in a strange house who finds the world around him subtly shifting each time he ventures outside.
Here's the official synopsis:
Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens.
Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.
Rivers' game has gotten a lot of love online (at some point, I need to write up my own impressions) but there's even less of an excuse for you to check it out with Friday's Steam release which will also include a digital manual. For anyone who got the standalone release, Rivers was careful to assure them that the game will continue to be supported by patches, while players who bought the boxed collector's edition will receive Steam keys by e-mail.
Here's the changelog of fixes for this version of the game:
- all customers (not just Collector's Edition buyers) can now properly read what's in the safe
- phantom walking sounds when looking up
- memory leak issues when leaving the game unattended or in windowed mode
- various typos and tweaks
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