Someone finally turned Gone Home into a Real Game™.
Because “Gamers” can’t stop finding ways in which to be terrible, there’s a really boring argument (like this one on Metafilter right now) around whether or not Gone Home even qualifies as a game. Short answer: yes of course it’s a game, stop being stupid.
Longer answer: there’s a fairly insidious attitude amongst some gamers that there are gamers, and there are fake gamers. Real gamers play “hardcore” games. Non-gamers play “casual” games. So if you only play Farmville and Candy Crush Saga, you’re not a real gamer! (Also, depressingly often, if you aren’t a man, you’re not a real gamer!) This line of argument leads to people simply saying that interactive fiction like Twine games and exploration games like Gone Home are simply not games.
I’m certain that the content of Gone Home has nothing to do with it.
Of course it’s a game. Stop being stupid.
The video is hilarious of course.