A Normal Lost Phone 12+

Plug In Digital

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 466 Ratings
    • $2.99



A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.

The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phone’s text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sam’s life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.

- 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.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Adapted the game to modern iPhone and iPad screens and fixed some minor visual glitches.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

We have a new appreciation for great storytelling. As you read through texts and emails on a found phone, you’re not just solving a mystery. You’re hearing its owner’s most personal conversations and secrets. The journey this teenager takes—and the game’s fearless handling of sensitive topics—moved us and stuck with us.

Elibats1983 ,

Thank you

Playing this game was like reading an incredibly interesting book, a real page turner, combined with the experience of solving the puzzles of an escape game. Like with a good book you get to the end and you wish it was longer. But I don't think it was too short either. I played this game for hours on end but I think most people would play it over the course of several weeks. But if you're like me you won't be able to put it down and will even look up a couple hints, because honestly there were a few passwords I never would have guessed and it's better to cheat a little than give up on the game.

I have never written an app review before but I just had to thank the developers for creating this game and encourage them to make more. I would pay another $1.99 for a game like this in a heartbeat.

This game could really change some people's lives. Five stars, no regrets.

Tom Stitzer ,

Good but a bit short

Had a great time playing but I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel too short. In the end the sorry it's good and well told and was a natural progression so I do feel complete and satisfied but am hoping the next will be longer. After reading a review of one of the their newer similar games, I bought this one and two of the devs other games all at once because I like this concept.

One glitchy thing: while playing, I had gotten to the diary section and was reading it but fell asleep because it was late. When I woke up and opened the game later, all my progress was gone. I am relatively sure I didn't do anything so maybe a glitch? I used a guide to get back to the diary quickly and then finally finished the game. It was a bit frustrating to have to do that but like I said above, good game.

App Privacy

The developer, Plug In Digital, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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