Homebound is a game about making choices and managing your well-being while in lockdown, inspired by Reigns from Nerial. The choices you make will craft your story while affecting your happiness, energy, and productivity. Can you keep all three from hitting zero? The best way to play is on your Android or Apple device (click either Apple or Android to take yourself to the download page!)

Homebound was created for The Neighbourhood Jam 2020.

Swipe cards left and right to make choices. Pay attention to your happiness, energy and productivity levels, and don't let them drop too low! Each playthrough will take around 5-10 minutes,  but we recommend multiple playthroughs to experience all of the different paths within the game.

If you like the game, please consider donating to Turn2Us and GamesAid, thank-you!

Story by Lizzi (@LizziOsborne)

Art by Harri (@maanebjorn)

Audio by Luke (@luke_holdstock)

Code by Troy (@TroyMakesGames)

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(55 total ratings)
AuthorsTroy Atkinson, Lizzi Osborne, Harriet Slee, Luke Holdstock
GenreCard Game
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Narrative, Relaxing, Singleplayer, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes


Homebound 1.5 (Windows) 38 MB

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i am my nicer self in this game, it made me realize how i want to be


Aww! I'm glad to hear that! :)

umm how do you play like what are he controlos


toutchscreen: drag the cards left or rigt to make a choice

pc or non-touchscreen device: click and drag

Hey! Stopplecone is exactly correct, and also make sure you drag and hold the cards when you're moving them left and right (before letting go) so you can see what each choice is! Hope this helps :)


This is a very sweet game. Music is nice, easy to listen to, and upbeat, and the illustrations are very well done. And shout out to the programmer (cause programmers need love too).

Yes we do! Haha thankyou :D


This reminds me of Tinder (I don't use dating apps because there may be serial killers on them, and I won't take any chances) but instead of people, it's choices


Haha thankyou! I'm sorry to hear about the serial killers D:


Loved is :D it was really fun to play! 

Thankyou!! Glad you had fun :)


It was a really great and well made game! It was super wholesome and a very warm game. (Video below if anyone wants to check it out.)

It was a super simple and super intuitive game, the management system was pretty easy and still fun to do. The little descriptions and stories for each thing that happens was really well done and was more wholesome and cute! The decisions were really intuitive and also really meaningful yet also really fun and super comforting.

The music went really well with the game and added a really good tone to everything. The art was super cute and really well done!

Overall it was super fun and the effort you've put into the game works as well. And the message that you are trying to convey through the game is really understandable and very wholesome as well. It's a very well done game and good luck on future projects! And same goes for you! Hope you are taking care of yourself and are well! 

Thank-you so much for your very kind words, and the video was great! The UK is re-entering lockdown so this game is starting to feel relatable again. Hope you are keeping safe :)

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Thank you so much for all your kind words and for the video too! So happy that you enjoyed it c: <3


This was such a nice game :D the gameplay works really well, it gives you meaningful choices but without the pressure of having to strategise. Which is a quality that goes well with the theme i think. Thank you!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for playing <3

Thankyou for your kind words, glad you enjoyed the game :)


I really liked this game. Like seriously, a whole lot. I would really love if there would be more choices, or more things to happen, or whatever, but I guess thats just because I desperately want to play this game more as I really love it, but theres nothing more for me to explore. Which is okay. I really hope you will make more games in the future! :)


Thankyou so much for your comment, I'm really glad you like our game. I hope you are keeping safe and doing well. :) 


Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! c: <3 


Awesome Game!

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it :)


It shows how important little touches can be. The way I can move around the card is really satisfying. Art and writing are all very clean and well done

That's so awesome to hear! c:


This is really lovely! perfectly illustrates how i have been feeling all quarantine:)

It was a narrative very close to all our hearts :) <3 I'm glad you liked it!


A perfect distillation of lockdown! I loved discovering all the little subplots, so much attention to detail :)

Aww thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to design c: 


This is so sweet and relatable, the UI design is lovely too!

Thank you so much! <3


It has a lovely message underneath it...but i got the feeling there were secrets i'd need to look into further to find :)


Oooo yes! There's a number of mini stories hidden throughout c: 


Such a wonderful experience!


Aww thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


Lovely game - I really enjoyed this! 


That makes me so happy! Thank you!! c:


Ótimo jogo! É de extrema importância saber balacear as coisas durante o isolamento/quarentena e o jogo mostra exatamente isso. Muito bom mesmo.

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Great game! It is extremely important to know how to balance things during isolation/quarantine and the game shows just that. Really good.


Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!