Three Fourths Home, a new, short title from [bracket]games has simple gameplay, but a commitment to its theme and a story that hit me right there.
In it, you play as Kelly, a young woman who has just moved back in with her family in small-town Nebraska after college, and after an accident has rocked her family's stability. The whole game takes place during a stormy drive home.
As you can see in the gameplay footage, there are only really two operations in Three Fourths Home. You can drive — accomplished with the right arrow key — and select dialogue options.
It's a playable short story, one that feels real and personal. It touches on universal themes — being a young person struggling to strike out as an individual, the power of family bonds and dealing with the ills of the modern economy.
Three Fourths Home is available now on Itch.io.