I just played this to completion after reading about it on the list of finalists for the IGF Nuovo award for “unconventional game development”. A House In California is the story of a little boy who lives in a large house trying to get to sleep, which is about as effete an idea for a game as I’ve ever seen, and each chapter sees him being comforted by a different family member. Except our little boy already has one foot in sleep’s murky puddle, so the whole experience plays out very strangely indeed. Download it here, play it in your browser here, and read a walkthrough here.
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