Stay Home (Complete) – An Indie Agoraphobia Simulator

Stay Home (Complete) – An Indie Agoraphobia Simulator

Game Review

Stay Home is a first-person narrative adventure game that deals with some dark topics like depression, narcotics, and addiction.

You play as someone who recently has been diagnosed with agoraphobia. This is the fear of places that can make you panic or feel helpless, which often forces people to stay in their home and not leave it. Your character wants to go out and lead a normal life again but struggles to. That’s where you come in. You can get a firsthand experience as someone who’s under the influence of narcotics and addiction and is struggling to seek self-help.

The game plays like a simulator but has a huge spectrum of emotions your character will experience. Everything from fear, anger, confusion, depression, panic, and even some happiness are all experienced through the hour-long playtime. The game has interactive objects as you attempt to get your life back in shape.

You can solve puzzles, discover the backstory, and just get sucked into the excellent narration of the game. You have a friend who’s trying to get you through this, and the game balances the internal and external struggles of agoraphobia.

Stay Home is really a one-of-a-kind game. Try it out if you’re looking for something different.

ProsCons
  • Excellent and powerful narration
  • Agoraphobia’s many emotions are all highlighted in one surreal experience
  • Unique game
  • Not for everyone
  • Some tasks are very repetitive
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Game Information

Status: Complete

Published: 7/30/18

Platforms: Windows

Engine: Unreal

Genre: Simulator

Languages: English

Inputs: Keyboard, Mouse

Developer Information

Developer: Bleak Grey

Developer page: Go

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