Home's Regular Edition rings up at $2.00 and entitles you to a DRM-free download of the game, whereas the Old-School Collector's Edition has been created specifically for "players who love classic packaging and think physical media is more than just a delivery method." At $20.00 (plus shipping and handling), the Collector's Edition includes a "classic-style" manual, "exclusive game-universe artifacts," a town map plus "mapping tools to help you find your way" and "maybe some other delicious secrets."
Pre-orders go live today, and everyone that pre-orders either version will receive a set of wallpapers as a bonus tchotchke. Take a look at the Collector's Edition and some shiny new screenshots in the gallery below, if you dare.
by Benjamin Rivers
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.
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.
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.
// PRICING AND RELEASE DETAILS
Home will be made available for pre-order, and will come in two flavours: Regular Edition (digital download) and Old-School Collector's Edition. They break down thusly:
Home: Regular Edition
• digital download of the game (Windows PC)
Home: Old-School Collector's Edition
The version for players who love classic packaging and think physical media is more than just a delivery method. This edition actually subverts the concept by not including any physical media at all (at least nothing that the game comes on)-rather, it's an additional way to explore the world of Home.
• beautiful physical packaging designed by the creator
• town map + mapping tools to help you find your way
• classic-style game manual with behind-the-scenes info
• exclusive game-universe artefacts
• maybe some other delicious secrets
Players who buy the Collector's Edition will get the same DRM-free digital download (for Windows).
$20USD + shipping & handling
Pre-order customers of either edition get an exclusive wallpaper set for their patience. The Collector's Edition will be available in extremely limited quantities; hopefully enough people order it, or else I can't actually make them!
Home will be available for pre-order Tuesday, April 23, 2012. The game will be available for regular purchase and download on Friday, June 1, 2012.