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No Longer Home (2021) is a point-and-click narrative about moving on to a new stage of life, and our reluctance of relinquishing the familiar. You play by exploring each of the scenes, interacting with objects and making conversational choices. It stands out for the hand-drawn visual style and understated characters who invite you to an intimate visit to their home.

You poke around the small flat of Bo and Ao, exploring their home to learn about their dreams, frustrations and fears. They are both graduating from university and must leave the flat they’ve shared for a year. What's ahead is uncertain, although the question of money and work hovers just ahead.

As you progress you get a feel for these two queer, non-binary students and their friends. You explore their small flat, examining their belongings, sharing food, playing video games and stay up late to talk. But as the procrastination continues and they resist the inevitable, deep under their flat there is something that grows - Lu, the multi-eyed, animal-like new flatmate.

The result is a slow meditative game with a brooding story. It charts a stage of life that is rarely discussed: the difficulty of moving on from university with the looming shadow of poverty and immigration. The visuals and the storytelling come together to create a dream-like experience that mirrors the uncertainty and unsubstantial future both Bo and Ao seem to anticipate.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked No Longer Home a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Communication elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Language, Suggestive Themes.
This game contains the following potentially sensitive subjects including, mild suicide ideation, depictions of depression, dissociation and alcohol, mentions of dysphoria and stabbing.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need some life experience to process and connect with the post-university stage of life.

CostsCosts

No Longer Home usually costs £4.99 to £12.79.
 

No Longer Home

XBox Store Xbox One £4.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £11.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/10/2021, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Communication

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Humble Grove (@HumbleGrove)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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