The game Her Story has received countless awards. It was released several months ago on different platforms. Android gamers now have an opportunity to check out this mysterious game, that is told through the perspective of one woman. Full motion video is used to craft this wonderful game. Are you smart enough to figure out what happened? Will you figure out what is behind Her Story?
Her Story is a mystery. It is a game that was created by the creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. The story is told from the perspective of one woman, who is interviewed seven times by the police. The actress in this story is played by Viva Seifert. As mentioned previously, the bulk of the game will have you viewing full motion videos of the actress telling her side of the story.
"Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story."- Sam Barlow
The game was originally released in June 2015. It may have taken a while for it to land on Android, but based on the many reviews of the game, it will be well worth the wait. Though full motion video used to be extremely popular in older PC games, it is interesting that this game uses that source, to make a game that feels totally new and fresh. Mr. Barlow is an excellent writer and it shows through the narrative in the game. It is you and your wits against what may be true or false. If you have ever fantasized being a detective and wanted to be like Columbo, Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer), Kojak, Maddie Hayes (Moonlighting), Laura Holt (Remington Steel) or Luther, now is your chance.
"Sam Barlow says, 'If you can Google, you can play Her Story. The mechanic of searching for clips in the database is so simple that anyone can pick up and play. But it's a mechanic that quickly reveals its richness and complexity. At times it can feel like you're engaged in a genuine dialogue with this woman and her story. It's a unique way to interact with a narrative, a sculptural way of viewing a story - and something that can only be done interactively.'" - Her Story VIdeogame Website
What I like about mobile games is that writers, video game developers, programmers, musicians and artists, continue to find new and innovative ways to enhance games. Her Story is immersive. Make sure that you are in the proper setting to really enjoy the game, which means a quiet space, or playing with your headphones on.
The game is accompanied with a Mature 17+ label, so keep that in mind if you have the game downloaded on a device that has multiple users that may be beneath the required age. The game is currently has a launch sale. The sale price is $2.99 We are not sure how long that sale will last. In case you are wondering what the regular price will be, it will most likely be $4.99 That is the current price of the game for iOS.
If you are looking for a game that will take you on a journey, Her Story is available for you to play. Be careful of any websites that have clues or spoilers. From what I have read thus far in forums and in reviews, this is a game that should not be missed. I am glad Mr. Barlow was committed to bringing the game to Android. Have you played Her Story on PC or other formats? If so, what did you think of the game. Let us know in the comments, but no spoilers please. The link to download the game and the trailer are below.