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A Normal Lost Phone
A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player. Through the interface of a mobile phone, the player must discover what happened to its owner, Sam. Digging through secrets scattered among apps, text messages and photo galleries, the player-voyeur starts witnessing the emotions of Sam, and behind the apparent light-heartedness of a teenage story, their questioning on coming of age, homophobia, depression, or the search of oneself. The game asks a simple question: if you close the app but still think about the game, have you truly stopped playing?
- A game that bridges the gap between reality and fiction by letting players act as themselves. Players become fully immersed in the role of an amateur detective as they explore someone’s phone and discover their queer perspective – Meeting the Queer You criteria.
- The non-linear narrative allows players to explore a friendly UI design that showcases queer relationships through online communities and digital communication.
- The mechanic of invading somebody’s privacy is a core theme in this carefully constructed set up to underscore LGBT topics and issues, by providing an intimate view into a queer experience.
Recommended by Inclusive Games:
"Well-written interactive narrative with substantial LGBT+ content. However, has issues around invasiveness and character agency. 7/10 - very good. [spoiler removed]."