Homesick isn’t your typical horror game, but the staples of the genre are definitely there. You play as a caretaker of an abandoned building, and your goal is to figure out who and where you are. You’ll solve puzzles to unlock new areas of the building as you try and figure out what’s going on. As if the loneliness and focus on puzzle-solving weren’t enough, you’re also plagued by recurring nightmares.
Homesick shares some similarities to Dear Esther, in that it’s an atmospheric, story-driven experience that doesn’t rely on cheap scares, combat, or gore. It also looks beautiful, and if the music in the trailers are any indication, I may need to add this game’s soundtrack to my collection. More after the jump!
If Homesick sounds like your cup ‘o tea, you can support it on Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter. The project has already reached its initial funding goal of $8,000, and at the time of this writing it’s only a few hundred bucks away from its first stretch goal, which will add support for the Oculus Rift. Thankfully, they have two weeks to reach that milestone, so Homesick could very well end up being one of the first horror games to come to the VR gaming headset.