Home is Where One Starts...

“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
  • Oculus Rift DK2 support (currently in beta)
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP+
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 Specifications
OS: Windows 7
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
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OSX 10.7
Processor: Intel i5 1.8 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD 5000
Storage: 600 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
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
  • Home is Where One Starts... is a beautiful story about lost childhood, rural America's broken home and the importance of memory. But is also another good example of what ambient narrative can do.

  • An early experiment in a genre that has already seen some very sophisticated entries.

Home is Where One Starts...
$2.99 $1.20
Title: Home is Where One Starts...
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 12 May 2015
Developer: David Wehle
Publisher: David Wehle
  • Partial Controller Support
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Captions available
  • Steam Trading Cards
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