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A Normal Lost Phone

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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.

Features
  • 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.
Metascore
71
Release date
Developer
Accidental Queens
,
Plug In Digital
,
Seaven Studio
,
Playdius
,
Dear Villagers
Publisher
Plug In Digital, Plug In Digital Label, Playdius
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.anormallostphone.com

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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A Normal Lost Phone reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
This Game is a real Gem and I can recommend it to anyone who appreciates narrative Games and is not too bad To spend the Playing time mainly reading text and Bagging together an exciting story. ---------------------------------------Graphics---------------------------------------Graphically, the Game mimics a smartphone display in a simple Drawing Look, evoking The detail-reduced drawing style of Life is Strange. I Find fit and proper. I liked visually. ---------------------------------------Sound---------------------------------------Also harmoniously imitated, the Sounds and Soundscape evoke a successful Illusion of the Device. Controlling the Music Library allows you to access a coherent indie soundtrack and some instrumental Pieces. I also liked it and fits in well with the Mood of the Game---------------------------------------Gameplay---------------------------------------The Gameplay, like the cell phone illusion, is about the different Surface and Apps of the Device Navigate. Read Text Messages, Scour emails or snoop through dating apps. Not everything is directly accessible. For E-mails you need WI-FI, Accounts are protected with Passwords, pictures want to be downloaded first. Here the Game comes with some small Puzzles, so Hints or Solutions to the Password Problem are hidden in the Texts and Messages and want to be decrypted. They are not real Headnuts, but they support the interactive Gameplay and are a good Temptation to Read. They also encourage the Spirit to become more familiar with the Contents of the Featured story. Many Cogs and Messages that are separated from each other often refer to each other and so it is worth looking at who, on what Occasion and especially on what Days messages have been dropped. Finally, the many Fragments are used to put together a coherent Narrative with many Details, which is complemented by Access to more And more areas of the Smartphone. ---------------------------------------Story---------------------------------------Since this is the big linchpin of the Game, I want to forgo explicit Details and Spoilers, apart from the fact that the Focus is on a found mobile Phone and the Question of who This Sam is who owns it. I find them successful and, in Conjunction with, working out the step by step that the Developers impose on the Player, a special Experience emerges, even for those who can't do so much with the pure Focus of the Story. Starting from the first Messages to the last email, the Action follows a superbly elaborated arc of tension and Motivation. In fact, the Game deals with a subject, which is somewhat difficult in terms of nature, that-and this must be emphasized very positively-is presented in a sufficiently multi-perspective manner, without too much otherwise familiar with similar Productions, with the Sledgehammer Moralage-parenting Doors. Even if the Story Takes out certain Strongly black and white Drawn freedoms in the Design of the problematic environment, perhaps also has to take out for plot convinience. I was very well entertained for the few Euros that the game costs and can therefore recommend it safely to those who Value good Narration and do not find it a pity when the Gameplay is reduced to Reading and some Knobelies, on the Contrary Enjoy working against the Solution like Detectives. A great Pleasure.
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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game itself is really cool and the Music is very nice. However, I've already played it through in 3 Hours, for which I find the Price a bit too much. Since I think the Story and the Design are so great, there are still five Stars. :)
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Story and narrative Nature of this App are something very special. Not very long, yes, but definitely one of the Apps that will remain in my memory for quite Some time. It was also Exciting and Entertained me well for 3-4 Hours.
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Microsoft from Spain
I was delighted with the whole story and I'm sorry to know what poor Sam is up to and I'm glad she's happy now. I loved this beautiful game and I'm glad to see it bought it's worth spending a little money for something as beautiful as this story.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
In addition to playing on the feeling of guilt initiated by our natural curiosity (and who is there despite the fact that we know that we play a game!), this game makes us think and encourages us to question some of our thoughts, ideas and assertions... very very clever. Not to mention the "meta" side of playing a fake phone... on a phone! And this final... While symbolic. Bravo!!!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
A bit short admittedly, but very complete by its content and especially by the topic discussed, it is very interesting to see that with video games one can also address topics that disturb some and perhaps allow people to question their judgement and their actions. I personally greatly enjoyed writing and I advise people who like narrative video games or those who think that the video game is summed up to Pan-Pan boom boom. Thanks to dev, French in addition:p
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is very exciting and immediately takes you under the Spell. Of Course, you want to know what happened to the Protagonist and why he lost his mobile Phone. However, the Story quickly becomes clear and leaves little room for big Surprises. The Puzzles always follow the same Principle and are therefore quickly solved even according to the first Level of knowledge. The Game is generally nicely made and user-friendly-also very realistic, because I myself pressed again and again on the Homebutton of my Mobile phone, instead of on the Game Phones ... In Hindsight, though, I fret about the Price-in not even an Hour had I played through the Game. I would rather have invested the 3, & € in a longer game. Hence a Star Deduction ...
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