A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.
The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phone’s text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sam’s life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.
- An immersive and intuitive way of introducing the narrative through a fake smartphone interface.
- A game that bridges the gap between reality and fiction by letting players act as themselves. The game asks a simple question: if you close the app but still think about the game, have you truly stopped playing?
- A relatable story that helps build empathy with the characters, allowing to explore difficult topics.
Ratings and Reviews
We have a new appreciation for great storytelling. As you read through texts and emails on a found phone, you’re not just solving a mystery. You’re hearing its owner’s most personal conversations and secrets. The journey this teenager takes—and the game’s fearless handling of sensitive topics—moved us and stuck with us.
I was recently given an iTunes voucher for Christmas, as I’m a gamer I decided to spend it on games. As I was searching I stumbled across this one and I thought why not? As I got into the gameplay i realised how creative of a game this is. Basically it’s a simulation where you look around a virtual phone and search through texts in the order to discover the owner. The game itself is entertaining but the gameplay is rather short. You need to be observant to discover the things. I am happy with the game but I am not as happy with the price. That is the reason for the three stars. I hope you enjoy this review.
Don’t think this is a bad game. It is one of the best I’ve played, just not worth the price. It is likely that I will purchase the sequel
So this game has been on my steam wish list for a really long time and never got round to actually playing it. Today I found out that it was compatible with mobile so naturally I downloaded it instantly - using a ‘found phone’ whilst actually using my mobile was super immersive.
It was so interesting having such a personal look into Sam’s life - and getting to know little bits about them so at the end, I didn’t really feel ready to let Sam go so soon.
I’d definitely recommend this game - it’s beautiful.
- Plug In Digital
- 192.8 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © 2017 Accidental Queens
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