A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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"Our Home." is a work of fiction that explores themes of escapism, self-determination, and the importance of deciding one's own path in life. What is important to you, and what do you wish to protect? What is home? Is it an idea, or a place to go?

Emily Westenson is the oldest daughter in her family. Faced with mounting responsibilities and stress, a family tearing itself apart, and a sense of drive and creativity that have all but vanished from her, Emily faces each day with cynicism and exhaustion. Is this the way it has to be? Does she have to go it alone?

Presented by a team of about 30 collaborating visual novel creators for NaNoRenO 2017 in a month's time, "Our Home." draws on challenges close to the heart of the creative soul. It explores mature subject matter, mixing wit, drama, romance, and heart.

FEATURES

-A story over 70k words long. An involved and deep reading experience

-Branching narratives and difficult decisions to make

-11 endings. Will you find love? Get your dream job? Make your dreams a reality?

-About 1.5k lines of fully voiced dialogue

-An evolving project that will be updated over time after its initial release

UPDATES

  • 1.1 > We officially have permission to upload our large game on Itch servers! There are some minor fixes on voice lines, but we have bigger updates coming down the pipeline. Stay tuned!
  • 1.0 > Initial NaNoRenO release! We had to give links to external sites since our game builds were too large...

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

OurHome-1.1-pc.zip 672 MB
OurHome-1.1-mac.zip 658 MB

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It keeps getting deeper as I continue this let's play series. Emily envisioning her brother as a good, guy in reality he....

This game is amazing! I went through it in one go, the story is quite sad but I got a satisfying ending :)) i love this game

Thank you for playing it! I love our bad ends too :)


~Wolf, Studio Director

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ye, but not the focus fam


~Wolf, Studio Director

I may or may not have stayed up until 2 AM playing this and I cried so much.  Thanks for moving me.. :')

Thank you! I'm glad we stayed up to 2 AM to get the game out on time :P I hope you enjoyed it!


~Wolf, Studio Director

I have no words to describe how this game is great.

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No words are needed :)


~Wolf, Studio Director

Hello Watercress! It's been 56 days since I last made a video on this.

I apologize! You guys have worked really hard on this game and, I can't believe time went by so fast before I picked this up again! This is the second part  but, there is plenty more for me to record in this. It's so emotional already and, I know I have just scratched the surface  of this! I know you told me a month ago you were updating things. Hope progress has been going well!

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All's good, take your time :D

Yeah, we're still working on it. We'll let you know when we're done :P

Thank you for playing it!!


~Wolf, Studio Director

Wow, this is truly a great game, definitely one of the best VNs I've ever read!

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Thank you!!! It'll be better once it hits Steam :)


~Wolf, Studio Director

This game was really good!!!!! Honestly one of the best visual novels I've played in a while! 

Thank you so much :) 


~Wolf, Studio Director

Just wanted to ask, you can make choices that affect the game right? Because I recently bought a visual novel which for some reason had no choices to make, and was just a straight story set in stone, with no interactions for the player to make. Just wanted to make sure I'm not making the same mistake again. Thanks.

Sorry for the late response! This game has 11 different endings, and the choices you make very much impact the ending you get. Some choices are 'fluff' choices, but most of them are weighted.


~Wolf, Studio Director

Very nice game! I really enjoyed it

Thank you so much! 


~Wolf, Studio Director

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Great Voice Acting in an original novel. Well done!

Thank you for doing a play-through of the first fifteen minutes! It's always nice to see youtubers play our games. It also helps us catch some of our mistakes (and for a month long jam game, there are plenty of them). Expect a fully edited and improved script in the future! Thanks again.


~Wolf, Studio Director

Hello Watercress no problem on the play through! I will be doing more than 15 minutes of this game but, for now the first 15 was a blast! Thank you for developing this game!

It's our pleasure! We'll be sure to send you a Steam key once we put it on Steam (for free, but you'll be able to play it early, with all the updated art and scripting). I look forward to more playthroughs by you, no matter the game!


Wolf, Studio Director

I'm flattered you would watch even if not your projects! It really means alot! You really have a great game probably the first i've seen with so much voice acting. Each character plays their role so well! Excited for the updated scripting keep in touch with me for that! Thank you once again Watercress!

Your welcome! See you then :)

It's not often that you learn something about yourself by reading a book or playing a game. An evocative story that explores the often-unspoken problems we go through, and the vulnerable courage we need to steel ourselves to live. Thank you for your beautiful work.

Thank you for taking the time to play our game! I'm glad it resonated with you so well, it means we accomplished our goal :)


~Wolf, Studio Director

I should have been asleep 4 hours ago, but I had to keep playing this. I don't even have words for how much I enjoyed this game - this story. This was an experience; a well-written, believable, and relatable one. The characters and the world feel real in every way. I became easily invested and found myself nearly in tears several times. I only finished two of the endings and look forward to exploring to find more. I am very impressed with this project! I cannot believe it was made in a month's time. It has so much heart. Thank you for sharing!

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We're very, very happy that you like it so much! Feel free to join us in our discord (https://discord.gg/DmxMKHY) to discuss it with us there! We'd love to hear about your experience, and which endings you've gotten so far! Thanks again for playing our game :D


~Wolf, Studio Director

so this is only GxG and there is only one RO?

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Sorry for the late reply! It is only GxG with only one RO. The focus of the story is on the MC and her struggles; the romance isn't the main focus. Hope that helps :)


~Wolf, Studio Director