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Father´s Island

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Father´s Island is a mystical, surreal visual novel with a B-Movie twist in a 3D open world, where the player has to solve the mystery of his own wrongful conviction 5 years earlier. An abandoned island with buildings, structures and relics, wildlife and strange machinery has to be explored while being haunted by memories from the past.

ATTENTION: Please do not purchase unless your PC meets the minimum specs. Even then you will experience quite long loading time before the journey begins. We will keep optimising the game, but right now the minimum specs are required to play smooth on "low" GFX settings and can result in 5+ minutes of loading time at the start.

  • Huge, open, living world to explore
  • Dozens of buildings and structures
  • Dynamic soundtrack reacting to players mood and surroundings
  • 4 different endings
  • Hours of video-, audio, on-screen storytelling

Intro, in the player character´s words:

"I am John Richards, and I am innocent. I spent the last years in the Providence state prison for a crime I hadn´t committed. Armed robbery and assault, Christmas eve 2009, a convenience store right outside the town where I used to live. Hell, I was a high school teacher then, and yeah, I didn´t earn much, but robbery? No . I spent the night 80 miles away in my cabin, my private retreat for holidays, working on exams and exercises for my pupils. Alone. A pretty bad Alibi, especially as they had me on tape. Not only my face, clearly visible, hard to mistake for another ones, they had also my DNA all over the place..."

5 years later, recently released from prison, John Richards starts to explore an island along the coast-side of New England. A priest had disclosed its location to him, pointing out that there he will find all the answers he is looking for.

Trying to get hold of whoever had framed him, the player starts his journey to an island where almost everything is familiar, yet there is nothing he can remember exactly. Two square miles of beautiful landscape, strange architecture, abandoned buildings and structures, mountains, forests and even small lakes are waiting to be examined - while fighting the demons of the past coming as nasty flashbacks and buried memories.Are you really sure you are alone out here?

Release date
Homegrown Games
Homegrown Games - a HRMC Label
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 - 64bit required
  • Processor: I5 min. 2.6 GHZ or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon 6850 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Additional Notes: May run on Systems with 4GB RAM + 2GB dedicated VRAM. Needs "real" DirectX 9.0c installed.
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 - 64bit required
  • Processor: I7 3.5GHZ or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 970 or better, Radeon R9 380 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Additional Notes: Needs "real" DirectX 9.0c installed.
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Microsoft from Deutsch
I find Father's Island highly recommended. Here you get a Game for small Money that captivates you. The Story starts with a lot of Questions and makes you curious about it. The Graphics are acceptable, sometimes a bit monotonous, but this isn't bad, as the Story is so exciting it doesn't bother any further. At various Points in the Game, Video Sequences Are displayed that inform the Player bit by bit about past events and slowly reveal the Background of the whole Story. At the same time, you are always surprised. I also like the fact that the Game has several, coherent Endings that you can choose as an option. Verdict: A good, short game for in between-you can't go wrong for the Price.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So: The Game is equipped with great Attention to Detail (As for example in the Huts of Peter, John, in school, the High-stately villa of Mr. K., the church up in the Mountains-I have already needed some Attempts to find the), the Story remains exciting to Finally, the Setting fits perfectly. This is where The current maximum has been Extracted from GameGuru. Have spent many Hours and gradually uncovered the Past. The Engine still needs a lot of Tuning:-my Windows 8.1. Calculator With 8 GB of RAM was ABLE to fully charge Father's Island with an Old storage Level ONLY after a restart-the charging Time of at least 3 Minutes is already very tart-always rusty gings across the Island but I did it persevered:-) I have a Question for You, how do you get to the Lighthouse right in front of the Island, the small Bridge is destroyed, through the Water does not go, as John dies immediately???
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The Game runs on my PC as fast as a Snail that accidentally slipped over a Salt Prise. It is charging the World so slowly that I have now been able to translate the Text from the Charging screen into thirteen languages. On Swahili, loud, recorded and downplayed backwards, this even gives a Recipe for a delicious Goat stew. But that was already with the Quirks. The Island is simply beautiful and lovingly designed, the gloomy red Evening atmosphere comes across ingeniously and the Soundtrack perfectly supports it all. The Atmosphere is really incredibly good. And the Story, initially told only in abstruse Scraps, condenses into a Mind ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥, which is located somewhere between Inception and Jacob's Ladder. Sure, the Puzzles are simple Key search Tasks and yes, a Creak and a few Zombies might have brought in more Action, but all in all an exciting, oppressive And sometimes outlandish funny trip. I don't want to give too much away from the Ends, they have a hard time in them. It's worth playing everyone out of it. A small, fine, ingenious Research Game, actually too cheap for 5 Euros.
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