Posts Tagged ‘A Normal Lost Phone’

Another Lost Phone found in autumn

Our John hugely enjoyed exploring a stranger’s pocket telephone in A Normal Lost Phone, even relishing the guilt that comes with invading their privacy and interfering with their life. Good news, snoopers: French team Accidental Queens today announced that someone else has dropped their pockphone, and we’ll get to explore it this autumn in Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story [official site]. Read the rest of this entry »

The Top Best Bestest Games Of 2017 So Far

Update: The year is finished, which means you can now read our final list of the best games of 2017.

2017 has already been an extraordinary year for PC games, from both big-name AAA successes to no-name surprise indie smashes. Keeping up with so much that’s worth playing is a tough job, but we’ve got your back. Here is a collection of the games that have rocked the RPS Treehouse so far this year.

We’ve all picked our favourites, and present them here in alphabetical order so as not to start any fights. You’re bound to have a game you’d have wanted to see on the list, so please do add it to the comments below. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: A Normal Lost Phone

Originally released as a game jammed freebie in April last year, A Normal Lost Phone [official site] has been revamped and expanded and now has a paid (albeit only £2) release on Steam. And it’s really rather wonderful. Here’s wot I think: Read the rest of this entry »

Cell Phone Horror Mystery: Sara Is Missing

Sara is Missing [official site] has you combing through a cell phone you’ve found in an attempt to locate its missing owner, the titular Sara. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it definitely is. Developers Monsoon Lab say they’re inspired by Replica, where you have to find and highlight pertinent information in order to progress, and I’m reminded of the Mr. Robot companion mobile game too (which was excellent, by the way). However, unlike Replica’s dystopian themes, Sara is Missing is firmly a horror story. It’s out now and not expensive, so have a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Crowd-Finding: A Normal Lost Phone

It’s bad enough when free games run amok and wreak havoc. But what would happen if they started… evolving?

It’s a regular day. You’re walking down the street when you spot a phone, lying on the ground. It looks dejected and defenseless. A Normal Lost Phone [official site] branded “Accidental Queens.” It’s ringing. You take a closer look, and remember: you have seen this phone somewhere. The image flashes before your eyes: Brendan warned you to stay away, that it was dangerous. That it had killed before. Curiosity overwhelms you: you tell yourself you shouldn’t, but you pick it up. It’s Ulule, a crowdfunding website. They’re asking for money to turn a free prototype into a complete game. They name inspirations: Gone Home, Her Story, Life Is Strange. Will you reply?

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Free Loaders: You Have One New Message

Five people were maimed yesterday after a pack of free games escaped at an illegal arena and ran amok. The games were due to be released into the ring one by one like bulls, police say, where they would face taunting and death at the hands of a trained handler. But when one of the games figured out how to unlock its cage, it created havoc behind the stalls, releasing seven other games and goring several bystanders. The games are still loose. If you see any of these, seek shelter immediately.

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