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  • Summary: A surreal, narrative game about four characters who bring a house to life with environments and activities drawn from a combination of memory, research, poetry, and fantasy.
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  1. Aug 2, 2011
    A House in California is a game that ought to be played in a calm setting, with the lights off and no distractions, preferably alone. It's power is understated, and can easily be undone by mental and physical distractions. Free to play on Kongregate, every player interested in new experiences ought to set aside some time to immerse themselves in this game, which takes around 30-60 minutes to reach the ending. While I felt that some object-interactions seemed to verge on non-sensible, making trial and error a larger component than it needed to be (trial and error often in my experience removes the player from immersion), there wasn't a moment that I felt stuck or upset at the game, largely due to it's aesthetics and limited interactive possibilities. If you give this one a chance, it might presents moments that move you in simple yet profound ways. Expand