Home is Where One Starts...

Entrant 2016

David Wehle


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.

This is a 15-30 minute experience that can be completed in one sitting. It's a quiet, non-linear story told by the future self of a reflective narrator, and it focuses on atmosphere rather than action or puzzles.