Yesterday, developer Accidental Queens and publisher Plug In Digital released their new game A Normal Lost Phone onto PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as onto iOS and Android devices. And to celebrate, a launch trailer has been released.
First time hearing about A Normal Lost Phone? No problem — here’s an overview, courtesy of the game’s Steam page:
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.
In my opinion, similarly to recent games like Emily is Away and Her Story, A Normal Lost Phone is a clever and special way of delivering a narrative. It’s simply a refreshing experience that I think every gamer should experience this year. It may be early into 2017, but A Normal Lost Phone is my favorite game in this new year so far.
A Normal Lost Phone costs $2.99 USD. Below, you can check out the new trailer: