hey guys!! so, this is the first giveaway i’ve ever done and i’m really excited!
after seeing the reviews on steam for Gone Home during the summer sale (i honestly don’t think i read a single review that wasn’t positive before i played it myself, that’s…why i bought it!), i was really depressed and disappointed that this lovely little game was being trashed, when i felt that it was something beautiful, original, and would be deeply appreciated by the right audiences. so, i grabbed 5 copies to give away to you guys here on tumblr, because i think there’s a lot of people who would really enjoy it and i’d like to get them playing it! even if you’re just curious, go for it (& let me know what you think!)
some quick questions!
flux, what the hell is Gone Home
from wiki - On June 7, 1995, Kaitlin Greenbriar returns home―a mansion in Arbor Hill, Oregon willed to Kaitlin's father by his uncle, Oscar Masan―not long after midnight on a stormy night after a yearlong trip abroad. She spots a note on the door from her sister, Samantha, telling her to not go looking for answers as to where she is. As she enters the house Kaitlin realizes nobody is home, not even her parents, so she investigates the house to find out where they all are. Players guide Kaitlin through this process, learning some things known to Kaitlin along with new facts about her family and their experiences over the past year.
aka it’s an first person perspective exploration game about unraveling the story of non-sexualized queer girls in the 90’s, among a bunch of other stories about your family. it’s a story that will stay with me for years, and i don’t want to spoil too much but it really is excellent and touching.
but i’m not a gamer i won’t like —
half or more of the criticism i’ve seen this game get is that it’s not “a real game” (whatever the fuck that means…and trust me, i could start getting political about how this one particular narrative gets so much hate but that’s for a different post) so i really ENCOURAGE people who aren’t gamers to give this a shot! you walk around and look at things, you don’t need good reflexes, there’s no time limits, it’s like portal without the puzzle part.
my computer is really crappy though :(
LOL i hear you - i played it on a litle tiny worn-out netbook that was SO not made to run video games!! sure, it really struggled to run it, and it was a little jammed up/laggy in places, but since you take your time with this game anyway, i didn’t mind at all! i think you should be good, this isn’t that intensive of a game for your computer to run. should be ok!
i already own it!
SWEET. if you wanna reblog it to let your followers see, that’s fine, just pop me a note in my inbox or your tags to lemme know you’re not entering, or if you want me to send it to a friend, that’s fine too, lemme know when you win! ♥
i’m going to use a random number generator thing to do the giveaway with, and the copies are on steam so you need steam, i would think, lol.
- one reblog & one like count as entries…
- (but you’ll only get counted entering once for each, twice total)
- and if you write a comment about why you’d like to play it (it can seriously be a short sentence, or whatever you feel like writing)
- …that’s certainly going to improve your chances!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW ME TO WIN. but i have reserved 2 copies for my CURRENT followers. don’t follow me just for the contest, because that sucks for everyone involved, lol. the other 3 are fair game (teehee) for everyone! so go for it! contest ends on the 15th! :)