Play the lead in a BAFTA-nominated crime drama. You are a London Yard detective who solves murders through the smartphone of victims.

**Dead Man's Phone is reinventing gaming for the crime podcast age** WIRED

Imagine having the smartphone of a murder victim. Finding clues in their personal messages, photos & apps. Introducing Dead Man’s Phone – a police crime drama – starring YOU as the lead character.

- Search the victim’s personal messages, photos & social media for clues
- Command your police team on the ground and in the lab
- Conduct *FaceTime* Interrogations
- Make Calls
- Affect National Headlines
- Find the Killer
- Multiple endings – you choices matter

Run an ENTIRE murder investigation from your phone.

If you enjoy Netflix crime dramas or true crime podcats, you will be hooked by Dead Man’s Phone.


Dead Man’s Phone is a totally live-action experience featuring an ensemble cast of actors.

The app pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling – your detective partner in the narrative, DCI Michael Sutherland, is voiced by a REAL homicide detective, Detective Sergeant Simeon Cryer.

Det Cryer has spent 20 years as homicide detective in the Bristol Major Crime Team pioneering the use of data in crime-solving.


16-year-old, Jerome Jacobs, is thrown from the twelfth floor of a London tower block. Jerome is a smart, talented and popular young man. His death stuns the community.

Witnesses believe they heard Jerome shout the word ‘redman’ before he fell...

Run the Jerome Jacobs murder investigation from your phone. Uncover the mystery of redman & bring his killer to justice.

Search Jerome’s personal messages, photos & social media for clues
Experience & understand Jerome’s life in a unique and powerful way
Become intimately connected with Jerome’s family and friends
See your choices affect national news headlines

What’s New

Version 1.1.14

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Sheff2412 ,

Really enjoyable

This game screams high production values on every level, it must have taken a lot of work to make and I can’t believe it’s free, it’s better than most paid games, normally interactive stories bore me and I’ve no patience scrolling texts but this is truly immersive and exciting, with twists round each corner, the music alone is fantastic, add to that the writing ( lingo thoroughly researched) the brilliant characters and game layout and you have a stand out gaming experience. I especially love the intro music and camera work. Very talented developers and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase a game from them in the future.

Ghost strike ,

Great game

The game is great with a nice story to tell. I found myself more and more intrigued with how the case progressed as I went through the episodes and I found myself longing for an answer to know who murdered Jerome. The immersion and gameplay aspects were very well handled. My only problem with the game is that it tends to crash a bit, especially in the last two episodes. When the game crashed I found that I couldn’t progress further upon reloading as some of the options for conversations needed for game progress suddenly didn’t show up anymore and I was forced to replay the entire episode scenario once more from scratch. This gets a bit irritating if it happens 2-3 times on the same episode. I faced the same issue when I received a call in the middle of an episode and suddenly the game considered it as me quitting and progress was denied. All things considered I would rate it a solid 8/10. I removed points only due to my frustrations with the crashes and redoing of plot required.

TaylorBros22 ,

Awesome Game

This game is brilliant. Every detail has been thought of, from voice calls with key characters, video interviews with suspects and witnesses, to a story which develops and gets better and better each episode. The realism just adds to the enjoyment of playing, not to mention the fact that skipping time is free and there are zero ads - something almost unheard of in a free game. The amount of time, effort, thought and planning that must’ve gone into this game is insane, especially as it’s free. I can’t wait for Season 2 to be released! Great work from the devs.

App Privacy

The developer, Electric Noir Studios, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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