• Telling Lies takes an intimate, expansive view of interactive storytelling

    26 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Who could this woman be? We're not telling.
    Four years ago, Sam Barlow surprised the game industry by reviving the moribund and seemingly outdated genre of full-motion-video games. Barlow's Her Story was a well-made, gripping, and ambiguous tale of murder and mania, told exclusively via conversational video snippets that players could search through via deduced transcript keywords.
    But Her Story was tight and focused to the point of practical claustrophobia; every scene involved one actress whose character was interrogated in a single, mostly empty room over the course of a few in-game...
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  • Investigative Thriller Telling Lies Lands on the App Store

    Investigative Thriller Telling Lies Lands on the App Store

    26 days ago - By App Advice

    Developer Sam Barlow made a name for himself with the wonderful Her Story. Arriving in 2015, the game can best be described as a work of interactive fiction where gamers are tasked as a detective to solve a murder. Players review hundreds of different video clips while trying to piece together the mystery.
    Decide the Truth And Barlow's new Telling Lies offers more of that same intrigue with a different premise.
    In the game, you'll sit in front of an anonymous laptop with a stolen NSA database of video footage. The secretly recorded footage is of four people linked by a shocking...
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