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Description

You found the lost phone of a woman named Anna. In it, you see a desperate cry for help in the form of a video message. The phone behaves strangely as you dive deeper into it. You talk to her friends and they have no idea where she is. Her texts, emails and photo gallery provides fragments of information. It's up to you to piece it together.

About the Game

SIMULACRA is an immersive narrative thriller using the interface of a mobile phone. Like all phones, you have messages, emails, gallery and all kinds of apps to look through. With a strong focus on realism, the game's characters are played by live actors and shot at real locations. Dive into Anna's life as you look at her private photos, go through her dating app or view her personal video logs.

Features:

- Explore a fully realised world through the lens of a mobile phone.
- Enjoy a unique gameplay experience through popular phone apps, including a dating app, a social media app and a web browser.
- An expansive narrative with hours of gameplay that leads to 5 possible endings.
- Filmed with live actors and an extensive VO cast.
- Solve the recurring image and text decryption puzzles to learn more about Anna’s story.

What's New

Version 1.0.37

- NEW: You can now enable BEGIN+ mode if you have previously completed the story. In this mode, all text speeds are dramatically increased.
- NEW: To enable subtitles in videos and phone calls, open the HELP section in the main menu.
- NEW: You can now skip decoding puzzles if it's too hard.
- Fixed crash on decoding puzzles for some users.
- Fixed audio stability issues.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Lame pictures and empty story

Hdurhdjdj176474

Id love a developer response about why the photos we’re uncovering are so lame. Really tired and boring things are discovered as you look for Anna. Amazingly, the pictures are even more banal than the average person’s most pointless selfies.

It bears mention that I left this review once before and the company found a way (perhaps by lying, or by filing a false report of indecent language?) to have the review deleted. I’ve said it again, hopefully they won’t lie to Apple (again?) to get a valid criticism removed. Getting some people who make creative use of the camera would not be a bad idea. It’s an extremely, jarringly mundane collection of emails and photos. A good idea and a lot of momentum—this would be a good opportunity for someone who was _actually creative_ to work on your project with you, but your group as it stands is just taking a lot of cat photos and uninteresting people smiling in shopping malls and passing it off as “ooooh, you unlocked content!” Such a wasted opportunity, and the praise people are heaping on this is mind-boggling. Unless it’s mostly lies, which, since they are somehow able to delete their negative reviews, wouldn’t surprise me.

Developer response?

Gameplay interesting, content not so much

Thrax7545

I like the detective style puzzles, and the implementation of the fake apps and such. What I didn’t like were the farcical characters that I didn’t care about in the end. Both Taylor and Greg were caricatures and hard to relate too, and Anna and her forgettable friend were really shallow. I did like the over arching idea of the story, but all the pictures an msgs were pretty dull.

Also, in terms of realism, I think if you make it so the incoming calls are just voicemails instead, it would make a lot more sense, and if the gameplay simply stuck to piecing together evidence and not interacting with the people in her life it would be a lot more tense and immersive.

Thanks though, I totally enjoyed solving your puzzles, and I look forward to more of this genre of game...

Great game! Only a couple gripes...

Astounded Player

The first has nothing to do with the game itself. For some reason, my Bluetooth headphones didn't work for this game. It was disappointing, but I just listened to it without headphones. The other gripe is a kind of illusion of choice. I understand, you need to tell a linear story. But when given 3 options, and I pick the one I think will do the least damage, just to find out I need to use all of the options? That was a little disappointing. Otherwise, great game! Very creepy, hard decisions at the end, and I will definitely replay to get the best ending! Definitely recommend!

Information

Seller
KAIGAN GAMES OUe
Size
354.3 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Copyright
© 2017 Kaigan Games OÜ
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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