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.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

Minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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.

Thank you


Playing this game was like reading an incredibly interesting book, a real page turner, combined with the experience of solving the puzzles of an escape game. Like with a good book you get to the end and you wish it was longer. But I don't think it was too short either. I played this game for hours on end but I think most people would play it over the course of several weeks. But if you're like me you won't be able to put it down and will even look up a couple hints, because honestly there were a few passwords I never would have guessed and it's better to cheat a little than give up on the game.

I have never written an app review before but I just had to thank the developers for creating this game and encourage them to make more. I would pay another $1.99 for a game like this in a heartbeat.

This game could really change some people's lives. Five stars, no regrets.

More PSA than game - spoilers


I finished this ‘game’ a few minutes at a time over the course of a couple days. I was intrigued at first, but it soon became apparent that this is not so much a game meant to be enjoyable for the players as it is a means to push a message. The reveal has the player reading long passages of a fake forum meant to give insight into the life of the main character who is transgender.

I’m not upset about the message, but I feel that the game was incorrectly described in the App Store. The developers true aim is to help people empathize with trans people. But they pretend that the game is a mystery/voyeur game to attract interest that they know would not exist if they were forthcoming about their motives.

I am a supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I feel like I got tricked and ripped-off with this purchase. Honestly, I would have been better off spending an hour or two reading over an LGBTQ subreddit.


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 Humor
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