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Benjamin Rivers' 'Home' arrives June 1, pre-orders start today

Jordan Mallory

Home, the pixel-art horror/adventure game that first caught our frightened little eyes last October will be available for the PC on June 1, in your choice of "Regular" and "Old-School Collector's" editions.

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.

Gallery: Home (Release Date/Collector's Set reveal) | 8 Photos

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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.


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)
• DRM-free
$2 USD

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.

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