Non-binary Friends and Metaphorical Monsters in ‘No Longer Home’

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No Longer Home

Publisher Fellow Traveller and developer Humble Grove announced No Longer Home, a semi-autobiographical game about saying goodbye to a significant stage in life, will launch for PC on Steam, Epic Games Store, Humble, and on July 30, 2021.

No Longer Home is a slice-of-life story, inviting players to immerse themselves in the lives of Ao and Bo, two queer, non-binary students who’ve recently graduated and are preparing to leave the flat they’ve shared for a year.

Explore the flat, have conversations with friends and get to know Lu, the multi-eyed animal-like new flatmate. Find magic in everyday moments like BBQs with friends and playing video games together as the duo come to terms with an uncertain future.

“Precarity and identity are the predominant themes through the story. The events in the game are based on our own experiences, during a time when we were feeling disillusioned with post-uni life and trying to figure out what to do next.’ says Cel Davison (they/them), Lead Writer & Cinematographer. “No Longer Home is about exploring our place in the world and finding wonder in everyday domesticity.”

Hana Lee (they/them), Lead Artist & Animator, added: “After graduation, due to visa restrictions, I, unfortunately, had to go back to Japan. The game originally came about as a way for Cel and I to stay in touch, to explore and express the emotions that came with saying goodbye.”

No Longer Home will be available for $14.99 on Steam, Epic Games Store, Humble, and with a 20% launch discount for 1 week.

The No Longer Home Soundtrack is composed by IGF-nominated sound artist and composer Eli Rainsberry (they/them) of A Monster’s Expedition, Bird Alone, Wilmot’s Warehouse, with contributions from session musician Derek Daley (he/him), and composer for the prequel Friary Road Paws Menu (he/him). The No Longer Home soundtrack and the prequel Friary Road Soundtrack will be available for $9.99 and $4.99, respectively.

The Farewell Edition bundle of the game will be available, including the base game and both soundtracks.

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