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 1.1.20

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Frog Witch88 ,

Spreads important message

Now this was definitely a wake up call for me, we been seeing all these protests and with Black Lives Matter and that's what matters. We need to focus on anti-racist action. I think alot of people have stopped focusing on activism and we're not getting any progress but this game can help people realize that this is still going on. Now one of my concerns with this game was in the chats when one of them said "there are good feds and there are bad feds", nah, all feds no matter what, are bad. This system, the police, was never created for the protection of people, police don't protect us they protect property. Racism is ingrained in the police force and the only solution is police abolition otherwise we will never be free. There are many alternatives to police. Other than that, stunning game, very moving.

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.

SoSoSoSoSoSophia ,

Lovely interactive game !

I found this game via the South Asian Heritage category (or widget ?) on the Apple AppStore and I have to say that this is the first proper interactive gameplay I have enjoyed on mobile !
I admit that some of the previews you get on the AppStore can be a bit misleading e.g. “you can make calls” when in fact people call you and you can’t call them. Unless I haven’t unlocked that feature..
There has been a bug in game, it will not load ep4 s1 for me, and I tried skipping it to ep5, but alas... it did not work unfortunately. (It could be because I have an iPhone6 not sure) Personally feel if I skip one episode I’m missing out on a lot. I did try resetting the progress of ep4 even though I haven’t interacted with it, and it didn’t work, so I’m going to be uninstalling it and see if that does out.
Nevertheless, this is a great interactive crime drama game and I enjoyed it if you leave out the bugs I’ve encountered ! Pat on the shoulders to the creators and developers no doubt about it !

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

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