Follow us on:

You have returned and found your house bereft of its family, but littered with material proof of their lives. If you've ever been left alone to ponder mom and dad's unexpected absence (always leave a note!), you'll know the mystery can swing between the wild and the mundane: Burglars. A late-night ice cream run. An ambulance. Ghosts. Kidnapping. The Rapture. Wait,...

Read our Review

Humble Indie Bundle returns with Gunpoint, Gone Home

Humble Bundle breaks away from its recent mobile focus with a new Humble Indie Bundle, offering up downloadable PC versions of SteamWorld Dig, Gunpoint, and Gone Home for a buyer-chosen price. Pay any amount for Humble Indie Bundle 12 and you'll get stealth-puzzler Gunpoint, hack-and-slash...

Continue Reading

Gone Home going to Wii U, says Nintendo manager

For more on Gone Home, check out our review. (The Unite 2014 video is below the break as well as the text from the image for anyone who has difficulty reading it.) ...

Continue Reading

Life is Strange: Ambiguous young love among leading ladies

Life is Strange is DONTNOD's second game ever – it's also the studio's second game starring a woman, following 2013's Remember Me. "That's not us trying to be different for the sake of being different," Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris said during a demo at Gamescom. "It's not as if...

Continue Reading

Gone Home Boxed Special Edition goes international on July 3

Those who haven't already enjoyed the critically-beloved Gone Home via digital distribution can pick up the game at retail in a new "Boxed Special Edition" which arrives on July 3. Developer The Fullbright Company has teamed with Merge Games to release the Boxed Special Edition to stores in the...

Continue Reading

Gone Home co-creator opens new studio 'Dim Bulb Games'

Johnnemann Nordhagen, the programmer behind critical darling Gone Home, has opted to form his own studio. "Hi Twitter. I'm starting a new game development studio: Dim Bulb Games," Nordhagen recently tweeted, alongside a link to the new studio's website. Visiting that URL offers no further...

Continue Reading

Gone Home and Papers, Please sweep Games For Change Awards

The Games For Change Festival hosted its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night, honoring socially conscious games in three categories: Most Innovative, Most Impactful, and Best Gameplay. Game of the Year, the fourth and final award, was given to a game that embodied all three categories. Some...

Continue Reading

Papers, Please, Gone Home, and more named finalists at the 11th Annual Games for Change Awards

The 11th Annual Games for Change Festival kicks off in New York on April 22, shining a spotlight on video games and developers pushing the medium not just as quality entertainment or educational tools but as venues for social justice. On Tuesday the organization announced its finalists for the...

Continue Reading

The Last of Us high-fives at BAFTA awards, indies do well too

The Last of Us only delivered wins on half of its BAFTA Games Award nominations, but since it was nominated ten times, the Naughty Dog game didn't do so bad. The Joystiq Game of 2013 picked up the Best Game award at last night's ceremony in London, along with Best Story, Action & Adventure,...

Continue Reading

Gone Home headed to consoles this year from Majesco's indie label

Indie developer The Fullbright Company announced that its landmark first-person adventure game Gone Home is coming to consoles this year. Majesco will publish the console version of Gone Home via its recently-launched indie label Midnight City. Specific release platforms have not been announced,...

Continue Reading

Gone Home finds 250K sales, most on Steam

Gone Home, the emotional exploration game from indie studio The Fullbright Company, has sold 250,000 copies, founder Steve Gaynor tells Joystiq. Roughly 80 percent of those sales were through Steam, he said, and 50,000 of them were in the first month. Gone Home was a favorite of ours last year,...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Destiny State of Service: Week One

Posted on Sep 16th 2014 2:30PM

Image

Destiny review: Loot Loops

Posted on Sep 16th 2014 10:00AM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW