Competition: Gone Home


Due to the unforseen technical issues that prevented the live broadcast on Sunday the 13th of June we have decided to extend the competition. The new closing date is now Sunday the 20th of June at 18:30 pm (GMT).

This week we’re giving away two special edition retail versions of the wonderful Gone Home – courtesy of Merge Games and our good friends at Noisy Communications (we love you Helen!).

The story begins on June the 7th 1995 at 1:15 am. You arrive home after a year abroad expecting your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something isn’t right, and it’s up to you to find out what happened.

The special edition retail version of Gone Home by indie developer The Fullbright Company includes the following items:

  • Gone Home DRM-free for PC/Mac/Linux on DVD, as well as a free Steam key
  • The full Gone Home Original Soundtrack (The GH:OST) by Chris Remo, plus all of the audio diaries from Gone Home in MP3 format!
  • A Gone Home cassette tape logo sticker
  • The 40-page “Designer’s Notebook” filled with notes and sketches from the development of Gone Home
  • Fold-out poster of the cover of Sam & Lonnie’s zine!

Here’s the official trailer for the game:

And here’s our exclusive interview with the wonderful Karla Zimonja -co-founder of The Fullbright Company – at Animex earlier this year.

Gone Home has received a number of plaudits since it was first released on Steam. Here are a few examples:

“I didn’t realize it until now, but I’ve been waiting for Gone Home for as long as I’ve been a gamer.”– Marty Sliva,

“I was transported to a home I’d never visited, but that felt achingly familiar.” – Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku

“Warm, funny, and disarmingly tender.” – Tom Francis, PC Gamer

The game has also recevied several awards, including:

BAFTA (2014) – Best Debut Title

VGX – Best Independent Game and Best PC Game

Polygon Games For Change – Game of the Year 2013

GDC (2014) – Best Debut (The Fullbright Company)

In order to win this amazing indie game all you need to do is send an email containing your name and address to – it’s as simple as that. Please don’t forget to title your message “I’m Going Home”. This competition is open to everyone over the age of 16 in the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland except for members of The Geek Show and volunteers or employees of Community Voice FM.

This competition will close at 18:30 (GMT), on Sunday the 20th of July. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on the live broadcast on that day. Special thanks go to Helen at Noisy Communications, Merge Games who kindly provided us with the games, and Karla and everyone at The Fullbright Company for making this wonderful videogame experience.

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Co-founder of The Geek Show Podcast Network. Chief Editor and Executive Producer of, and tangentially overburdened host/co-presenter of several shows on the network. When I'm not engaged in production, journalistic shenanigans or the quagmire that is media criticism I watch movies, interesting TV shows and anime, I also enjoy the arts (you know, classical music and stuff), write many, many things, play and collect a lot of video games, read lots of manga, comics and books, and generally enjoy wallowing in the mass of entertainment media like a hippo in mud. I can also cook.

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