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 UK, Ireland, Italy, and Benelux and Nordic countries, alongside international releases in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Czech Republic. If you live outside of these regions but still want to get your hands on the Super Nintendo-inspired packaging, Merge Games will also offer the Boxed Special Edition via its website.

Alongside a DRM-free version of Gone Home, the Boxed Special Edition includes that snazzy packaging, a Steam key, sticker, poster and art book. Pricing varies based on location and retailer discretion, but Merge claims the game will be available in the UK at £19.95, other European regions at €24.95 and in Australia for $29.95 AUD.
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Gone Home Boxed Special Edition
Available July 3, 2014 in Store and Online
BAFTA's Debut Game of 2014, the critically acclaimed story exploration game, Gone Home is available from July 3rd in stores in the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Nordic, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Czech Republic and globally online from the Merge Games website. The special boxed edition, published by Merge Games, includes a DRM free version of the game, Steam key, sticker, poster and art book.

Polygon: Game of the Year. "A profoundly simple and deeply human experience, one that we can relate to in a way that video games don't normally allow."

PC Gamer: Best Narrative Game of the Year. "A drama that celebrates the things your brain is doing when you're switched on and engaged with the world."


IGN: Best PC Game of the Year, Best Indie Game of the Year. "Accomplishes in just two hours of total game time what most games with 20 times the length and development cost fail to muster: heartfelt human emotion."

Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind.

The story begins on June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home.


KEY FEATURES

A Personal Story: created by veterans of the BioShock series and the writer behind Minerva's Den, Gone Home offers the rich, nuanced details of one family's struggles to deal with uncertainty, heartache, and change.


An Immersive Place: return to the 1990s by visiting a home where every detail has been carefully recreated, and the sounds of a rainstorm outside wrap you in the experience.

No Combat, No Puzzles: Gone Home is a nonviolent and puzzle-free experience, inviting you to play at your own pace without getting attacked, stuck, or frustrated. This house wants you to explore it.


Fully Interactive Investigation: discover what's happened to the Greenbriars by examining a house full of the family's personal possessions, and the notes and letters they've left behind. Use your powers of observation to piece together a story that unfolds as you explore.


Trailer View the trailer here.
Genre Story Exploration Game
Release date Thursday 3rd July 2014
Publisher Merge Games, view our trailer here.
Developer The Fullbright Company
Format PC, Mac and Linux
Available Retail stores in the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Nordic, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Czech Republic or globally via the Merge Games website.
Price £19.95 / €24.95 / $29.95 AUD


PC System Requirements Minimum: WindowsXP SP2 or higher 1.80GHz Processor
2GB Memory
Video card with 512MB of VRAM
Note: Intel HD Graphic 4000 not currently supported on Windows 8
2GB HDD space

Mac System Requirements Minimum: OS X v10.7 Lion or higher
1.80GHz Processor
2GB Memory
Video card with 512MB of VRAM
2GB HDD space

Linux System Requirements Minimum:
Glibc 2.11 or newer
1.80GHz Processor
2GB Memory
Video card with 512MB of VRAM
2GB HDD space

About Merge Games
Merge Games is an independent publisher based in Manchester, UK. We specialise in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. Our back catalogue includes Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, The Inner World, Limbo – Collector's Edition, Binding of Issac, Terraria Collector's Edition and many more. For more information click here or watch our trailer here.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.