Telling Lies is Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch Next Week
Sam Barlow's follow-up to Her Story, Telling Lies, is officially coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 28.
With the release of Her Story in 2015, game designer Sam Barlow mixed together the elements of FMV and interactive narrative into a unique storytelling experience. After the success of Her Story, last year’s Telling Lies continued what Her Story started with a more complex narrative and a deeper mystery for players to discover, with the game now coming to consoles in the very near future.
Publisher Annapurna Interactive has announced that Telling Lies will be releasing for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 28. As its first appearance on consoles, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch players will finally get the chance to experience the mystery of Sam Barlow’s interactive narrative title starting next week.
Originally released on PC, Mac, and iOS last year, Telling Lies is Barlow’s follow-up to the acclaimed indie hit Her Story and follows a similar narrative framing device. The game has players taking on the role of an FBI agent that is piecing together a case involving four main characters, who is uncovering their lives and relationships through video conversations on a confiscated laptop. However, each video clip is half of a conversation between two of the characters, making it the player’s task to put together the timeline of when events happened and between which characters, and to uncover the events that transpired between all four of them.
Having played through Telling Lies a few months ago, personally I loved the way that it takes the storytelling elements that worked so well in Her Story — experiencing a story through video clips — and expands on it even more. Where Her Story focused on one character giving their thoughts through a police interrogation, Telling Lies‘ characters each have their own motives and emotions that make it a challenging (and engrossing) mystery to put together.
Telling Lies is available now on PC, Mac, and iOS, and will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 28, 2020.