A Video Game About Private Conversations
An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
How does it work?
Telling Lies sits you in front of an anonymous laptop loaded with a stolen NSA database full of footage. The footage covers two years in the intimate lives of four people whose stories are linked by a shocking incident. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where those words are spoken and piece together your story.
Unlike anything you've played before, Telling Lies is an intimate and intense experience. A game where you decide the truth.
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This version includes key bug fixes, including enhanced input for Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great concept let down by the UI
The story and acting are spot-on, and the gameplay element of “ahah! a word I can search for to find more video” is really fun.
But once you’ve identified the two halves of a conversation, why can’t you watch them side by side? (We know in-game from meta-data that the clips are perfectly synchronised.) The writers’ and actors’ work deserves to be seen properly.
Problem with text not syncing
A number of times I’ve had to come out of clips and try and scrub to get the subtitles to move on from the search term, apart from that I’m loving the game. A double tap to rewind to the start of the clip would be welcome.
This is a game changing use of FMV, Her Story was brilliant but this takes it up to another level, using proper actors and a variety of cameras and settings make you feel like you’re the detective trying to unpick the truth, like Big Little Lies but you’re in the driving seat - please fix those niggling issues. I can’t help wonder if the bug in the patience game has some relevance, I bet it does - bravo team!
A refreshing change
It may seem a little pricey but in fact it’s actually really good value for the amount of entertainment it provides and offers a refreshing change to most current games that purport to be free while then preventing progress unless you’re happy to be milked for extra cash every update/month, etc.
The game play is great and the characters are genuinely intriguing. You can tell the developers have really thought about making this game really different and it works.
- Annapurna Games, LLC
- 3.3 GB
Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019 One Sided Conversation, LLC. Created by Sam Barlow. Published by Annapurna Interactive under exclusive license. All rights reserved.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.