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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.

OUT NOW on PC, MAC, LINUX, iOS and Android!

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.



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 such as identity, gender binarism, individuation and privacy.


"It shares some of the feeling of Her Story, albeit featuring today's technology and with less of a focus on the crime angle. But it has the same small moments of revelation, all of which come together to form a story in its own neat yet meandering way."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"This new phone has a lot to explore, even if you may not see it on the first look. It's a clever way of delivering a narrative, with you discovering more about Sam, the more you investigate the phone. Will you find out what happened to Sam?"
Alpha Beta Gamer

More information

Published126 days ago
StatusReleased
PublisherPlug In Digital Label
Release date60 days ago
AuthorPlaydius
GenreAdventure
TagsCasual, Detective, great-soundtrack, Interactive Fiction, Mystery, psychological, puzzle, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationA few hours
LanguagesGerman, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian, Portuguese
InputsMouse

Purchase

Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

How to get your activation key.pdf 261 kB

Comments

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I would really appreciate mobile version available here or on Aptoide – I do not have the Play Store installed :)

Had a great blast playing this game!

What version of the game would I be buying here? I'm guessing it's not any mobile version (though some devs distribute side-loadable Android games on itch.io.)

So, it's probably the "PC version" - but what does this mean? Just Windows, or Mac/Linux, too?

And lastly: what is the "activation key"? A Steam key? If so, will there be a DRM-free version, too?

Hey,
You will buy a Steam code unlocking the Steam version of the game here. There will be Windows, Mac and Linux builds available.
If you'd rather like to get a mobile version of A Normal Lost Phone, I would recommend you to wait for the release on the 26th and get it on your mobile platform of choice.

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Will there be a DRM-free version on itch.io?

Hi,

For now, it's just Steam codes, but we might upload a DRM-Free version in a near future!

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Okay, then I'll wait with buying until you release a DRM-free version.

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I too will be waiting for a DRM-free version. Looking forward to the annoucement.