released on Jun 24, 2015
by Sam Barlow
Her Story is the new video game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.
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Her Story walked so that Telling Lies could run. While I slightly prefer the more intricate stories and functionality in the latter, this game is awesome as well. Piecing the twisted story was just so much fun to me. I love using keywords to work my way through clips and eventually learn what happened, then go back and watch all the clips to fully understand every detail.
Absolutely intoxicating. It felt like I had a personal stake in finding out what happened and figuring out Her Story.
I was obsessed, and scared shitless whenever the reflection appeared on computer screen, fucking hell
it certainly is a gem among investigation games. This game is very smart, as it puts you in the true role of an investigator and makes you analyze scenes, create timelines in your brain, thus making you draw your own conclusions. That's what makes this game really good: making you think for yourself. Hope to play something like this again soon.
as graceful and thoughtfully constructed with its unique interactivity as it needs to be, just about any narrative would be compelling thru such an inventive frame. its just as well that the one present is just as graceful and thoughtful, one that appears benign, then slowly (or suddenly!) begins to take on an increasingly uncomfortable layer of voyeurism into Scandal and Secret. i could see this tone sticking with some ppl but for me, what i chose to believe and the way my particular rabbit trail unfolded, it ended up being a far more compassionate piece then i was originally expecting. the irreconcilable driving forces of perverse curiosity and increasing empathy for the knotted web of motive are a worthy texture and certainly an appropriate one for tales of Impossible Coexistence and the subjectivity of truth, thru stories even,,,kinda shyamalan???
Hardly a game, but a very good piece of interactive fiction
Very interesting detective game. The game gives you a single word and drops you into this mystery without any other help throughout. Going through a database of interrogation videos using keywords you've gathered from them is the main concept and I think its really cool. Has a nice story as well.