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Gone Home is free this weekend

Find some much-needed relief with Fullbright’s PC game

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Developer Fullbright is giving away its story-driven first-person adventure, Gone Home, for free this weekend on PC for anyone looking for a little “hope and love right now.”

Designer and Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor announced the free giveaway of Gone Home on Twitter. The game, which normally costs $19.99, is available to download for Linux, Mac and Windows PC from

Although Gone Home is free to download until 12 a.m on Monday, offers the option to “pay what you think is fair for the game.” Gaynor said that any proceeds donated during the free giveaway will be given to Lambda Legal, a nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and those living with HIV.

Gone Home was originally released in 2013. Polygon praised the game as “a quiet triumph in storytelling” and named Gone Home as our 2013 Game of the Year. Developer Fullbright is currently working on a new narrative adventure, Tacoma, for release in 2017.

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