Gone Home

Gone Home Helps You Empathize with Teenage Heartbreak

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Gone Home is a first-person “story exploration” game from indie game-maker The Fullbright Company. Where many games put you in the place of the soldier, the warrior, or the hero, Gone Home takes a different tack. In this game, you are the sister.

It’s 1995. You’ve returned from a year abroad to an eerily empty house. It’s pouring down rain. There’s a note on the door from your little sister, Sam—the first of many notes—telling you not to look for her. You push the door open. Where do you go from here?

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Play With Me Please! 10 Great Tips for Gaming With Teens

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When I was a kid, my siblings and I would enthusiastically gather around my dad’s computer to watch him kill orcs in Warcraft I. We would cheer him on, give him advice, and point out treasures he’d missed. When I was a little older, he taught me how to play, and I was defeating armies of slime by age 8. We played together through Warcraft II, III, and the expansion packs, and finally started in on World of Warcraft, the MMORPG (massively multi-player online role-playing game). Read More