I treated myself to a mobile bundle on the fantastic Humble Bundle , where you can buy bundles of games and give a contribution to charity and developers. I got the Humble Mobile Bundle 22 which has an interesting range of games.
One of them caught my eye, and I just completed it. Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story
It’s a short game, but precisely what I was looking for.
I don’t want to give too much away, but the premise is that you have just found the phone of a lady called Laura, and gradually you piece together a narrative about what has happened to her, including her relationships with various people in her life.
The game builds a convincing mobile world, through text messages, emails, notes and many other applications that we all use on our own mobile devices. This might sound tedious, but the world it builds entraps you and the characters are fleshed out so well in this mobile world that you feel an empathy with Laura and a compulsion to unlock more elements of the story.
There is an extra element to this story which I don’t want to give away in this review. Suffice to say that as a guy, I encountered ideas and affinities that are hard to appreciate fully even when you think that you are open-minded.
It was a game which will stay with me for a long time, it’s also available in a number of other languages:
Please let me know of any other games which are similar in terms of narrative and characterisation in the comments section!