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A House in California (Windows)

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Trivia

Development

The development was funded through a Kickstarter project. With 77 backers, Elliott raised $1,130, much more than the $600 goal. Everyone who pledged $15 or more received the Limited Edition (40 copies) and people who pledged $45 or more received the Deluxe Edition (10 copies).

Game references

Different older games are referenced during gameplay. One of them is Rocky's Boots. The player has to "play" the game to find out more about a kicking machine, which was a part of the original game. In the same room with the Apple II, there is a painting depicting a scene from the game The Manhole. When it examined, the character mentions Rand Miller and Robyn Miller as well as their later title Myst.

Inspiration

The author cites Mystery House as an important inspiration for the game. The four characters are based on relatives of the author (two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers).

Contributed by Sciere (245361) on Jan 08, 2011. -- edit trivia