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.

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Thank you for playing Telling Lies!

This version includes key bug fixes, including enhanced input for Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

TattoodMommy ,

Great Game Subpar Controls

Love the way the story unfolds between each player. However, like most players have stated the function to rewind and fast forward needs to have a 30 second function. It is just a tedious action when you need to go back or forward past a certain point.
However, it is a great game. Story superb. Actors and Actresses are on point. The game in all just needs the functionality of the game to be a little more fast paced.

hotmesswes ,

Trying to get through this “game” but I’m bored...

I pre ordered the game, mainly because I love mystery games and it seemed promising and an overall interesting concept. I started playing and the game play is pretty vague and you just kind of figure it out. Which isn’t bad, I’ve played games like this before. However, it can get a little boring and tedious. It’s hard to piece together the video calls when you can only hear one side of a conversation at a time. Like, I wish there was a way to see the video calls synced once you find the other half. Also, the forward and rewind process is ridiculously slow! Omg. I search a word and it brings me to the end of 7 mins video call and it take me soooo long to rewind to the beginning. Most importantly though, I have no idea how to “win” this game. Like is there a real objective. There are no like check points or rewards for finding something out. Idk if I’m evening doing it right. It’s kind of irritating. I play for like 20 mins and then I get bored and frustrated and play another time. I wanna complete the game but it’s getting hard to keep my interest.

Overall, the concept seemed promising but the execution is not ideal. I want to like this game but I’m having hard time getting myself into it. Usually I’m hooked by this point with games like this. Maybe it’s just me? Hopefully I can complete the game and enjoy the work I put into. But I’m feeling doubtful.

quazzy12 ,

iPhone 8

So far so good!!! I’m still trying to connect the dots to this masterpiece of a game. This is really for 17 and older honestly, but the stories by these characters conversations are interesting or either touching to some point. I had to read the directions on paper within the game to learn how to play because it could get a bit difficult putting the pieces together. The gameplay is awesome without any flaws, touch responsiveness is on par without any complaints, video quality is blurry effects (on iPhone 8 anyways) and the acting is very good also with smooth performance. More downloads and ratings needed for this gem!!


Annapurna Games, LLC
3.3 GB

Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 17+ for the following:
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.


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