We’ve been doing some catchup with indie games as of late, reporting on projects that we find interesting and fit the theme of the site. So today, we’re introducing you to a new indie game titled, Homesick.
Homesick is a first-person exploration puzzle game, developed by upcoming indie developer, Lucky Pause. The game is set in an abandoned building as you try to find your way out by solving puzzles and encountering your own nightmares. The full set of details for the game will be quoted below.
Homesick brings a beautiful 3D world and a first person perspective to the great point-and-click adventure game genre.
Exploring an abandoned building, you are at peace, encountering puzzles and clues, and opening new areas of the building. You seem to have been there so long that direct sunlight is blindingly bright, yet you feel at home. But when you sleep, you are plagued by nightmares, frantically running down hallways chased by darkness, an axe in hand, trying to escape.
You’ll discover the world, yourself, and the meaning of the nightmares, as you try to escape in both your nightmares and the waking world.
- challenging, logical puzzles
- learn new abilities to unlock puzzles
- multiple ways to solve puzzles
- optional side puzzles that expand the story
- a day time world and a nightmare world, each with different game play
- solve puzzles in one world to effect the other
The puzzles are hard, yet fair and sensible, and you can explore multiple paths. Featuring an atmospheric and detailed setting, clever puzzles, and a dark nightmare world, Homesick will be an experience you remember.
The game is currently planned for the PC platform only with added Oculus Rift support. The developers released an alpha gameplay video this week, which you can view just below. Let us know what you think of this project, and we’ll see if we can set up an interview with the developers to learn more about the game. If you’ve recently played Gone Home, this is a project you should certainly keep on your radar.