Today on The Digest, Derrick Sanskrit is here to talk about Gone Home. It’s one of the least action-packed games we’ve talked about on the show, yet it’s also one of the most engrossing. I came to this game wondering why it was set in the ’90s, and by the time I finished, I got it—Gone Home’s tactile, document-based storytelling meshes perfectly with the pre-smartphone era, when people still passed notes in school and drew little maps to give people directions. Paper matters a lot to Gone Home.
Continuing with back-to-school week, today’s snack is Lunchables Uploaded—specifically, the make-your-own-taco kit. In addition to the main course that Derrick and I sort of eat on camera (cheese, chicken strips, and salsa-esque sauce—we skipped the tortilla), the box includes a bottle of water with a Kool-Aid packet to ensure that kids don’t eat unadulterated H2O. There’s also a small pack of Double Stuf Oreos, which I find sad/hilarious. If you’re going to insist on feeding kids Oreos, okay, but why do they have to be Double Stuf? Poor Michelle Obama. She’s fighting a losing battle.