A real life crime story where you play detective.
** Winner of 3 Bafta Awards, 2 IGF Awards, 3 GDC Awards, Best Narrative & Best Performance at The Game Awards 2015, The Grand Jury Award at IndieCade, Polygon's Game of the Year, SXSW Mobile Game of the Year, Webby Award for Best Mobile Game, 5 IMGA Awards and more! **
"Her Story is one of the most entrancing experiences you can hope to find on mobile"
9/10, Pocket Gamer
"It’s a murder case where you’re in the detective’s chair, a mystery where you make the running, and an engrossing experience from start to finish. With this we should consign the term “interactive movie” to history’s dustbin, because movies can’t dream of offering audiences a narrative structure as intimate and involving as this: they’re just moving pictures. Her Story points to the future" 5/5, The Guardian
Her Story is the critically acclaimed mystery game from Sam Barlow. Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands on with a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.
How does it work?
Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.
"Her Story is a beautiful amalgam of the cinema and video game formats... a remarkable achievement..." 90, The Washington Post
"Profound, gripping live-action drama… sure to be discussed for years to come" 5/5, Digital Spy
Unlike anything you've played before, Her Story is an involving and moving experience. One that asks you to listen.
Minor bug fixes and performance tweaks for iPad
Ratings and Reviews
There’s truly nothing else like Her Story. In this amazing game, you navigate an old computer—complete with dated hums and clicks—combing video files for clues about a bygone crime. The setup is delightfully brisk, and in a matter of seconds you’ll be racing to find the truth. Her Story is smart, dark, and original—you’ll be mesmerized until you’ve uncovered the very last clip.
I liked the mysterious nature of the game, but there is NO definite ending. You are never told anything or shown that you got to the end of the case or you have watched all the relevant videos. I kept waiting for something to tell me I solved it, but nothing ever did. It was only after I went online to chat groups that I figured out that I had solved the story literally the first day I started to play. I do not like games that have no sense of accomplishment or finality. The idea of the game is clever. But it’s ridiculous to not give it an ending or definite story. It’s like the makers want it to be so mysterious that they forgot to have an ending. It felt like they wasted my time because I kept searching and playing, thinking that there was more to the story because there was nothing telling me I had won or found all the videos. It’s also ridiculous that there are sites dedicated to the discussion of what the real story is. If no one is sure, then the creators have not told a tight, definitive story in the first place. If you are happy to just wonder and never know for sure if you’ve figured it out, this game is interesting. If you like closure, you might want to skip it.
Unique Gaming Experience!
One of the more chilling and unique gaming experiences I have encountered. After I completed the game it reminded me a great deal of the feeling I got from the Simogo trilogy of Year Walk, Device 6, and Sailor's Dream. I could not give 5 stars however because there seemed to be something missing in both the game play options and story. In terms of story I personally would have liked a little more of Hannah (either through description or video) and it was hard to care about victims in story due due to lack of information. Perhaps an enhanced addition with documents to explore would have tipped this game into a 5 star experience. Also an Easter Egg at end would have been appropriate, although I appreciate the fact that there isn't one because I expected it. Despite critique a must-play game for anyone who like progressive, unconventional gaming experience. Definitely a "game" changer.
- Sam Barlow
- 1.9 GB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2015 Sam Barlow
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.