A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

"I remember when I was a little girl, waiting at the end of my driveway. I had already missed the school bus, but I stood there anyway… envying the birds."

Home is Where One Starts… is a short, first-person exploration game in the same vein as Dear Esther or Gone Home. It's an experience where every object has been carefully placed to tell a poignant story—a story about childhood, hope, and the miracle of memory. You play as a little girl from a broken home somewhere in the American South. Exploring the lonely countryside reveals clues and vignettes which help the player answer the question of where home is—and how one can get there.

Key Features:

  • A quiet, non-linear story told by the future self of a reflective narrator
  • Inspired by the rural countryside and stories like John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
  • A 15-30 minute experience that can be completed in one sitting
  • A rich, detailed environment that rewards the players who explore with story insights and secret endings
  • Oculus Rift DK2 support (currently in beta)

Visit https://homeiswhereonestarts.wordpress.com/ for more information.

Purchases come with DRM-free copies of the game, along with a Steam key.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
TagsExploration, Female Protagonist, rapture, slow, Walking simulator


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

HomeStarts_Win.zip 275 MB
HomeStarts_macOS_64bit (new version) 260 MB
HomeStarts_Linux (beta, 64-bit only) 271 MB
HomeStarts_Mac.zip (old version, 32-bit only) 274 MB