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Three Fourths Home
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Recent Announcements View All (4)
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition coming to Steam March 20th
  • A new edit of the main game, in which an important story changes based on the way players navigate the conversation

  • A 20-30 minute epilogue set in Minnesota

  • A music player featuring clean versions of the soundtrack by Neutrino Effect

  • 4 new stories written by Ben

  • A “photo viewer” tied to the events of the epilogue

  • Steam achievements & trading cards

For more information, you can always follow me on Twitter and/or head to the game's store page.

First Five Minutes Video Posted (Gameplay Video)
Description
Release date: July 2014
About The Game

In her mid-20's, Kelly has moved back into her parents' house. Back to the flat expanse of Nebraska, that seemingly endless sea of rustling cornstalks peppered by rusty silos and rustier towns. A typically intense Midwestern storm is approaching while Kelly is out; she needs to get home.

In Three Fourths Home, players assume the role of Kelly while she is driving home during this thunderstorm. The focus of the game is its narrative, conveyed through an extended conversation Kelly has with her parents and younger brother. The player must navigate the conversation while driving through a stylized representation of rural Nebraska set against rumbling thunder and the music playing from the car's tape deck.

Three Fourths Home is a look into a specific moment of these characters' lives and their relationships with one another. The narrative touches on a variety of issues affecting Kelly and her family, including disability, adulthood, familial obligation, nostalgia, and loss.

Official Website[threefourthshome.com]


Gameplay

The bulk of the gameplay in Three Fourths Home revolves around dialogue choice. The story is conveyed through a single conversation that Kelly has with her mother, father, and younger brother. There are nearly 500 unique dialogue choices, and while they don't necessarily change the flow of the game, they flavor the story and aim to flesh out the relationships that Kelly has with her family.

The other main gameplay component involves driving. It's handled simply, but the player must keep driving in order to further the conversation and the story. If the player stops driving, time slows to a crawl and the player cannot progress.The player also has the option to fiddle with a number of secondary components of the car, such as the tape deck, headlights, etc.

Critics' Response

"Everything within this world is written for you, but within Nebraska’s starkness lies a comprehensive image of this family deeply saddening in its complexion."
Adam Paris, Indie Statik[indiestatik.com]

"Three Fourths Home meets us at that chaotic intersection in life. It's between the longing past and uncertain future, somehow still on the fringes of teenage despair, not yet fully taking on the burden of adulthood."
Chris Priestman, Kill Screen[killscreendaily.com]

"Three Fourths Home is a triumph. Its melancholy presentation, from the tone of the conversation, the ever invading diegetic sounds and the clean visuals focus your attention on the topics it discusses. The quality of writing will make you care about the family and their troubles and you'll consider each sentence you chose to reply with."
Nathan Toper, Gamerscape[www.gamerscape.co.uk]

"...the scrolling visuals alongside the story, and the feeling that you're pushing the car onwards through the rain, had a real impact for me. You might want to see if it does something for you too."
Michael Rose, Indie Games[indiegames.com]

"It’s a borderline eerie look into the relationship of a family, and one that may ring familiar with some."
Davidlee Jolley, Indie Game Magazine

More Articles at:

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Polygon[www.polygon.com]
GameSkinny[www.gameskinny.com]
Indie MegaCast[indiemegabooth.com]

NOTE: If Greenlit, Steam keys will be provided to those who have previously purchased the game.


System Requirements

OS : Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 | Mac OSX
Processor : 1.6 GHz
Memory : 2 GB
Hard Disk Space : 1.5 GB
Gamepad Support : Full Gamepad Support
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Nov 14, 2014 @ 5:35pm
Hated the trailer
Moncho
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Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:57am
for TFH
Magnum..
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JE Jan 1 @ 8:16pm 
Would like this game on steam.
Frodo Dec 31, 2014 @ 6:59pm 
Very good game, and even better experience. Definitive must have!
itsNinjaToast Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:51pm 
@SuperiorChaos
Not all people here enjoy chaos, some of us just love a good story in a calm (if not spooky) enviroment.
SuperiorChaos Dec 4, 2014 @ 7:39am 
Most dull game I've ever played!
Linkk Dec 4, 2014 @ 1:03am 
You can add Kotaku to your "More Articles at" segment

http://kotaku.com/the-game-that-made-me-realize-i-ve-let-down-my-family-1663850730
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Cool game! vote please for mine too. Thanks in advance!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=341299194
Assassin Bear Claw Man Nov 16, 2014 @ 9:33pm 
Just finished the game, and I'm very pleasantly surprised.

It'll take time for me to understand exactly how all the little details fit together, but I've immensely enjoyed my time with Three Fourths Home and its well-written, relatable characters.
phaen Nov 16, 2014 @ 7:34pm 
Normally love narrative/story games, but this one is suuuuper dull. I played it through a couple times, intentionally picking very different answers and couldn't get any real variance out of the story.
Lord_Josh Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:15pm 
love it!
Bayrock Nov 15, 2014 @ 10:20pm 
Voted yes. Absolutely love the concept and minimalistic style.