Bo and Ao, two recent university graduates, prepare to move out of their flat and face the looming threat of adult life. Wander through an intimate flat, and examine the everyday belongings of Bo and Ao. Delve into their thoughts and insights, and mould your interpretation of the characters through branching, multiple-choice dialogue. Have BBQs, play video games, and stay up late just talking in bed.
"29 is a reflection on those precarious few months surrounding the end of university, channeled through a point and click aesthetic in the vein of Kentucky Route Zero."
"Like memory, everything has a sheen of fiction to it. - 29 showcases the magical in the everyday domestic drudgery."
— The Guardian
"There is something, not an unease but an otherworldliness, that perpetuates the piece-a finely illustrated work that unfolds like a diorama."
No Longer Home is a magical realist point and click adventure game made by Humble Grove, a collaborative formed by illustrators/game developers Cel Davison and Hana Lee in collaboration with musicians/sound designers Derek Daley, Eli Rainsberry, and programmer Adrienne Lombardo. The game will be released episodically, starting with the first chapter "29".
Friary Road acts as a short prequel to No Longer Home. Bo and Ao are the only ones left after a barbecue and find themselves stargazing, pondering about their future, their identities, and what lies beyond their universe. The game is a reimagined version of a submission for the Fermi Paradox Jam on itch.io.
"Parched dialogue, play-like scenery, between-the-lines player responses."
— Rock Paper Shotgun
"Emphatically down to earth, it's a short vignette of the most human of moments."
— Kill Screen
Paws Menu has provided the original soundtrack which is available for download here.