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Gone Home trailer rocks riot grrrl

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2013 10:00AM PDT

As it creates a simulation of a mid-'90s home so realistic we may perhaps live inside it with some manner of cybergoggles, Gone Home has added a spot of authentic feminist punk music to the explore 'em up VR. Tracks from riot grrrl pioneers Bratmobile and Heavens to Betsy will be featured in the tortured teenage tale, developer The Fullbright Company announced today, and demonstrated in a new trailer.

Six raucous rhythms from those rockin' riot grrrls will grace the ears of players in Gone Home as we retrace the steps of a troubled teen. They're plucked from the albums Pottymouth and Calculated, if you know your riot grrrl.

The Fullbright Company was founded by three of the folks behind the cracking Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2 (now joined by a fourth member), so they know their environmental storytelling.

"It's really goddamn amazing to have the opportunity for this music to be in Gone Home," co-founder Steve Gaynor said in today's announcement. "Authenticity is our number one priority, and the inclusion of tracks by Heavens to Betsy and Bratmobile really drives home the era and the place and the feelings surrounding the story of Gone Home. We're psyched."

And hey, new screenshots, including a brillo zine.

The game is slated to launch on PC, Mac, and Linux in the second half of 2013. In the less-distant future, it's nominated for Excellence in Narrative at the 2013 IGF next week.