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A Normal Lost Phone

A Normal Lost Phone

Plug in Digital

A game in which you explore the intimacy of someone whose phone you've found.

4.5 Ratings 9K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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  • Please read before downloading May 7, 2019

    By Supermeegaawesome
    This game is really a page turner and kept me engaged. Only had a few problems... -i had to look up passwords because this game can be very hard. You have ti read through evvvvverrythingggg... -i had no idea how to get started because i didnt understand..maybe explain something.. -its fantastic but after i finished my options were to delete the $1.99 i spent or do the same thing again..dont really love those options.. Other than that i love the message of the story and how fun this game is. I will probably restart and let my friends enjoy the game but please add more stories!!
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Lee Sullivan
    This is very well thought game, makes you think but not too difficult. I managed to finish it in a day but the games not about spending loads of time on it, it's for awareness. I can relate slightly to this theme but I learned a lot about the people involved in the story and how terrible things can really be for teenagers going through this. I highly recommend playing to find out the story and difficulties people have to go through. I wish you could return the phone for a different ending
  • Thank you May 7, 2017

    By Elibats1983
    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.
  • Good but a bit short May 22, 2019

    By Tom Stitzer
    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.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Emily Charlene
    This was a very interesting game. Lots of reading and finding clues, which I enjoyed. It's also a great game for anyone who is part of the LGBTQ community who just wants to relate to someone. It helps you not feel so alone. I absolutely adored playing!!!
  • Im getting Chills Jul 26, 2018

    By Lilbuztahs
    Its incredible to think that in this day and age. You can learn everything about someones life through their phone. With a little investigation and time you can learn about the kind of person they were, the people they lived with and who they want to be. A Normal Lost Phone excels in telling a story the story of a person with a lot of troubles, with a family who doesn't understand. Its easy to navigate with a lovely soundtrack and I found myself reading everything in the phone to learn more about Sam’s life. By the end of the story I found myself running throughout the entire system trying to find a way to send a message to Sam. I was so invested in the story I wanted to reach out to them, I wanted to communicate to this fictional character. It was incredible, I loved this app very much.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By sarah p
    If you have your heart set on a edge-of-your-seat mystery solver, this is not the game for you. If you don't mind a casual mystery that adresses current real-life social issues it is. Biggest issue: achievements don't track until you connect seperately in game Graphics: a bit harsh on your eyes but the drawings are nice. Music: Beautiful Complexity: the puzzles are rather easy Length: very short Story: put together rather nicely though a lot of fillers so you wouldn't finish in 20min.
  • Short, But Quality Sep 22, 2019

    By 2Baba2Yaga
    I had a hard time deciding between four and five stars. While the game is interesting and creative, it was also far too short and I feel they really didn’t milk the unique setting of the game enough. There are many creative ways to incorporate puzzles into the framing device if the game, but I don’t think the creators explored those options nearly enough. On the other hand, this game manages to tell a compelling enough story, the puzzles that are there are solid, and the music is some of the best I’ve ever heard in a mobile game. Ultimately I am giving this five stars because I would like to see more of this kind of investigative game on the app store, and for managing to tell a classic LGBTQ story without falling into horrible outdated cliche.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Christi Mateus de Jesus Batista de Oliveira
    Incredibly investigation game. I had such a great experience playing this game and I wish it had more to explore and play. Please make one another or a continuation for this game. I didn't see any bugs or something like that and really enjoyed the game's story. I made me think a way more open minded about the LGBT community. Anyways, if you would like to play something that makes you interested until the game's end, with a story that touches you, play it!!
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Allisa Marie
    Great game. Enjoyed sifting through the lost phone of the former owner. Reason I gave out a 4-star review was due to the fact that the game could have been at its very best had the game devs made it longer. Anyways I gotta admit it truly was an enjoyable experience for me and I certainly loved the music playlist.
  • Please read before downloading May 7, 2019

    By Supermeegaawesome
    This game is really a page turner and kept me engaged. Only had a few problems... -i had to look up passwords because this game can be very hard. You have ti read through evvvvverrythingggg... -i had no idea how to get started because i didnt understand..maybe explain something.. -its fantastic but after i finished my options were to delete the $1.99 i spent or do the same thing again..dont really love those options.. Other than that i love the message of the story and how fun this game is. I will probably restart and let my friends enjoy the game but please add more stories!!
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Lee Sullivan
    This is very well thought game, makes you think but not too difficult. I managed to finish it in a day but the games not about spending loads of time on it, it's for awareness. I can relate slightly to this theme but I learned a lot about the people involved in the story and how terrible things can really be for teenagers going through this. I highly recommend playing to find out the story and difficulties people have to go through. I wish you could return the phone for a different ending
  • Thank you May 7, 2017

    By Elibats1983
    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.
  • Good but a bit short May 22, 2019

    By Tom Stitzer
    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.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Emily Charlene
    This was a very interesting game. Lots of reading and finding clues, which I enjoyed. It's also a great game for anyone who is part of the LGBTQ community who just wants to relate to someone. It helps you not feel so alone. I absolutely adored playing!!!
  • Im getting Chills Jul 26, 2018

    By Lilbuztahs
    Its incredible to think that in this day and age. You can learn everything about someones life through their phone. With a little investigation and time you can learn about the kind of person they were, the people they lived with and who they want to be. A Normal Lost Phone excels in telling a story the story of a person with a lot of troubles, with a family who doesn't understand. Its easy to navigate with a lovely soundtrack and I found myself reading everything in the phone to learn more about Sam’s life. By the end of the story I found myself running throughout the entire system trying to find a way to send a message to Sam. I was so invested in the story I wanted to reach out to them, I wanted to communicate to this fictional character. It was incredible, I loved this app very much.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By sarah p
    If you have your heart set on a edge-of-your-seat mystery solver, this is not the game for you. If you don't mind a casual mystery that adresses current real-life social issues it is. Biggest issue: achievements don't track until you connect seperately in game Graphics: a bit harsh on your eyes but the drawings are nice. Music: Beautiful Complexity: the puzzles are rather easy Length: very short Story: put together rather nicely though a lot of fillers so you wouldn't finish in 20min.
  • Short, But Quality Sep 22, 2019

    By 2Baba2Yaga
    I had a hard time deciding between four and five stars. While the game is interesting and creative, it was also far too short and I feel they really didn’t milk the unique setting of the game enough. There are many creative ways to incorporate puzzles into the framing device if the game, but I don’t think the creators explored those options nearly enough. On the other hand, this game manages to tell a compelling enough story, the puzzles that are there are solid, and the music is some of the best I’ve ever heard in a mobile game. Ultimately I am giving this five stars because I would like to see more of this kind of investigative game on the app store, and for managing to tell a classic LGBTQ story without falling into horrible outdated cliche.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Christi Mateus de Jesus Batista de Oliveira
    Incredibly investigation game. I had such a great experience playing this game and I wish it had more to explore and play. Please make one another or a continuation for this game. I didn't see any bugs or something like that and really enjoyed the game's story. I made me think a way more open minded about the LGBT community. Anyways, if you would like to play something that makes you interested until the game's end, with a story that touches you, play it!!
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Allisa Marie
    Great game. Enjoyed sifting through the lost phone of the former owner. Reason I gave out a 4-star review was due to the fact that the game could have been at its very best had the game devs made it longer. Anyways I gotta admit it truly was an enjoyable experience for me and I certainly loved the music playlist.
  • More PSA than game - spoilers Sep 23, 2017

    By jason++
    I finished this ‘game’ a few minutes at a time over the course of a couple days. I was intrigued at first, but it soon became apparent that this is not so much a game meant to be enjoyable for the players as it is a means to push a message. The reveal has the player reading long passages of a fake forum meant to give insight into the life of the main character who is transgender. I’m not upset about the message, but I feel that the game was incorrectly described in the App Store. The developers true aim is to help people empathize with trans people. But they pretend that the game is a mystery/voyeur game to attract interest that they know would not exist if they were forthcoming about their motives. I am a supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I feel like I got tricked and ripped-off with this purchase. Honestly, I would have been better off spending an hour or two reading over an LGBTQ subreddit.
  • Not a game Jul 15, 2017

    By northpaul
    I tried out A Normal Lost Phone and was done with it in 30 minutes. I think it would have worked better as a short story because it really didn't need to be a "game", if you can call it that. Just a little bit added to it could have made it an actual game but as is it is just short text snippets and bad/obvious number puzzles. Just let me interact with some of the characters. Give me a puzzle that isn't figuring out some dumb kid's obvious number passwords. And I really didn't like the ability to not interact by the end of the game since in real life I would have texted the dad or mom. Regardless of circumstances, no parent should have to wonder where their kid disappeared to unless there is domestic violence or something extreme. I won't go into it further since I don't want to spoil anything but I didn't enjoy it overall.
  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Magpie
    This may tackle a tricky subject, but it does not warrant the price, as the game was over almost as soon as it began. The story was alright, yet all the mystery was completely removed by the main character just telling you everything off the bat. The other characters were shallow and stereotypical. The puzzles were just shoved in there to slow you down, they added nothing to the gameplay other than frustration.
  • Jan 26, 2021

    By Richard Inks
    Was not worth a purchase. Story is very linear, not very engaging and easily forgettable. Was made to be a "coming out" story where the character runs away from life but the messages, emails, and photos do a poor job of portraying who the main character is. It sort of reminded me of the game "Gone Home" only if Gone Home had a terrible storyline with no twists, turns and 'Ah HA!" moments.
  • I wish I could play this Jun 2, 2019

    By TarrenVane
    Having thoroughly enjoyed "Alt Frequencies," I bought this one with the hope that the same attention to accessibility had been paid, and eager for a new story game of this type. I was especially interested when I saw the nonbinary representation in the description, being nonbinary myself. My eagerness was dashed, though, when I opened the app and could not navigate using VoiceOver. Please consider including VoiceOver accessibility in this game so I and other blind players can truly play the game and give it the awesome rating and review I feel it would be worthy of if I could only play it.

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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Lee Sullivan
    This is very well thought game, makes you think but not too difficult. I managed to finish it in a day but the games not about spending loads of time on it, it's for awareness. I can relate slightly to this theme but I learned a lot about the people involved in the story and how terrible things can really be for teenagers going through this. I highly recommend playing to find out the story and difficulties people have to go through. I wish you could return the phone for a different ending
  • Thank you May 7, 2017

    By Elibats1983
    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.
  • Good but a bit short May 22, 2019

    By Tom Stitzer
    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.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Emily Charlene
    This was a very interesting game. Lots of reading and finding clues, which I enjoyed. It's also a great game for anyone who is part of the LGBTQ community who just wants to relate to someone. It helps you not feel so alone. I absolutely adored playing!!!
  • Im getting Chills Jul 26, 2018

    By Lilbuztahs
    Its incredible to think that in this day and age. You can learn everything about someones life through their phone. With a little investigation and time you can learn about the kind of person they were, the people they lived with and who they want to be. A Normal Lost Phone excels in telling a story the story of a person with a lot of troubles, with a family who doesn't understand. Its easy to navigate with a lovely soundtrack and I found myself reading everything in the phone to learn more about Sam’s life. By the end of the story I found myself running throughout the entire system trying to find a way to send a message to Sam. I was so invested in the story I wanted to reach out to them, I wanted to communicate to this fictional character. It was incredible, I loved this app very much.
  • Short, But Quality Sep 22, 2019

    By 2Baba2Yaga
    I had a hard time deciding between four and five stars. While the game is interesting and creative, it was also far too short and I feel they really didn’t milk the unique setting of the game enough. There are many creative ways to incorporate puzzles into the framing device if the game, but I don’t think the creators explored those options nearly enough. On the other hand, this game manages to tell a compelling enough story, the puzzles that are there are solid, and the music is some of the best I’ve ever heard in a mobile game. Ultimately I am giving this five stars because I would like to see more of this kind of investigative game on the app store, and for managing to tell a classic LGBTQ story without falling into horrible outdated cliche.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Christi Mateus de Jesus Batista de Oliveira
    Incredibly investigation game. I had such a great experience playing this game and I wish it had more to explore and play. Please make one another or a continuation for this game. I didn't see any bugs or something like that and really enjoyed the game's story. I made me think a way more open minded about the LGBT community. Anyways, if you would like to play something that makes you interested until the game's end, with a story that touches you, play it!!
  • A compelling experience Jul 25, 2017

    By seal0502
    I had watched a couple of YouTubers play this game before, which kind of spoiled it. However, I fell absolutely in love with it and wanted to play it for myself. When I did play it, it was so much more immersive. I felt like I was actually going through a real phone and reading the story of a real person. It was amazingly executed, and I love it so much. I don't usually buy apps, but this was well worth it. It's such a beautiful story. The graphics and music are so pleasant, it's very colorful and calming. I think this game certainly brought attention to a subject that is very important in today's world, and it really told the story well.
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By 30 minute Grammar Lecture
    This game has my ecstasy levels going HIGH Thank you so much for creating such an amazing game and story! Although it is shorter, every aspect is immersing and wonderful. From the music, to the art, the story line, and even the past messages! All of it is just wonderful!
  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Catherine Schilling
    A wonderful little game, won't spoil the discovery but very heartwarming and definitely a nice warm cozy escapism moment. I only wish it had been longer!
  • Please read before downloading May 7, 2019

    By Supermeegaawesome
    This game is really a page turner and kept me engaged. Only had a few problems... -i had to look up passwords because this game can be very hard. You have ti read through evvvvverrythingggg... -i had no idea how to get started because i didnt understand..maybe explain something.. -its fantastic but after i finished my options were to delete the $1.99 i spent or do the same thing again..dont really love those options.. Other than that i love the message of the story and how fun this game is. I will probably restart and let my friends enjoy the game but please add more stories!!
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By sarah p
    If you have your heart set on a edge-of-your-seat mystery solver, this is not the game for you. If you don't mind a casual mystery that adresses current real-life social issues it is. Biggest issue: achievements don't track until you connect seperately in game Graphics: a bit harsh on your eyes but the drawings are nice. Music: Beautiful Complexity: the puzzles are rather easy Length: very short Story: put together rather nicely though a lot of fillers so you wouldn't finish in 20min.
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Allisa Marie
    Great game. Enjoyed sifting through the lost phone of the former owner. Reason I gave out a 4-star review was due to the fact that the game could have been at its very best had the game devs made it longer. Anyways I gotta admit it truly was an enjoyable experience for me and I certainly loved the music playlist.
  • Feb 13, 2021

    By Sammuel Kyffin
    Interesting game, had a bit of trouble finding codes at first but got there in the end. Was very short for a premium game and was kind of hoping it would turn into a murder mystery sort of story
  • Lovely Apr 11, 2017

    By sqrl425
    I love this concept. And as you dig you almost feel like you're actually invading someone's privacy, and in that aspect kind plays out as a nice social experiment. The story is compelling and touching, but it plays very quick. I could easily see a sequel being made with a The player finding a different phone. If the developers do, and I hope they do, I would like to see more available options. Dialogue options for texting or emailing back, voicemails, there was a whole music section you couldn't listen to, etc.
  • Nov 25, 2020

    By A Go
    I really enjoyed the story behind this and found it to be relatable. My only problem was the color scheme. Reading it was harsh on my eyes and gave me a headache. Would be nice if it could have a setting to change that. Despite that though, I played until the end because I found it truly immersive. Thank you for representing the LGBT community on all sides: good, bad, and ugly. Not everyone has terrible experiences or feels the same during the coming out process, so it was wonderful to see.
  • This game is sam thing else Apr 13, 2017

    By Diamond listener general
    A normal lost phone is a great indication of the potential that indie games have. It's scope is tiny: a phone with some apps, a few fictional townships, a small cast of characters, few of which actually pose significance-but it's implications are large. How does a young person go about reinventing them self? It's supposed to be easy in this day and age, but is it really? As we pry deeper into sams personal life, the grand mystery fades quickly, and I wish it didn't. I predict that in this company's next effort, it won't.
  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Harry Brooklyn
    I think this game has its moments of discovery, but could have improved in writing and giving hints. Some parts felt like reading a flyer instead of you really discovering someone.
  • Liked it but could be better Dec 19, 2017

    By mandy_lasagna
    While I did like this concept and it was intriguing and short enough, I really wish there could be dialogue like set scripts that we could send to different people but I understand why that also may not work or give a lot away. I liked the WiFi & calculator passwords because while they weren’t obvious & you had to dig a little deeper, they weren’t out of your reach either. Everything you need is in the app, you just have to be patient. This game took me a little less than an hour to finish so I wish it was a little more challenging or had a puzzle element or something.
  • What I expected, but... Mar 4, 2019

    By Nabzalot
    I really like the concept behind lost phone games. I think the story often eats away the gameplay, though, and that definitely happens here... so if you’re not interested in the topic, it will fall flat. The three-star rating is because of a bizarre glitch. If I leave the screen idle for a minute or two, the game resets. 4 new messages from dad and everything is gone. This happened to me about 4 times... luckily there isn’t really that much to do to progress in the game. There’s about 4-5 inputs and you’re done. Again, I would have preferred more puzzle and less exposition.
  • More PSA than game - spoilers Sep 23, 2017

    By jason++
    I finished this ‘game’ a few minutes at a time over the course of a couple days. I was intrigued at first, but it soon became apparent that this is not so much a game meant to be enjoyable for the players as it is a means to push a message. The reveal has the player reading long passages of a fake forum meant to give insight into the life of the main character who is transgender. I’m not upset about the message, but I feel that the game was incorrectly described in the App Store. The developers true aim is to help people empathize with trans people. But they pretend that the game is a mystery/voyeur game to attract interest that they know would not exist if they were forthcoming about their motives. I am a supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I feel like I got tricked and ripped-off with this purchase. Honestly, I would have been better off spending an hour or two reading over an LGBTQ subreddit.
  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Magpie
    This may tackle a tricky subject, but it does not warrant the price, as the game was over almost as soon as it began. The story was alright, yet all the mystery was completely removed by the main character just telling you everything off the bat. The other characters were shallow and stereotypical. The puzzles were just shoved in there to slow you down, they added nothing to the gameplay other than frustration.
  • I wish I could play this Jun 2, 2019

    By TarrenVane
    Having thoroughly enjoyed "Alt Frequencies," I bought this one with the hope that the same attention to accessibility had been paid, and eager for a new story game of this type. I was especially interested when I saw the nonbinary representation in the description, being nonbinary myself. My eagerness was dashed, though, when I opened the app and could not navigate using VoiceOver. Please consider including VoiceOver accessibility in this game so I and other blind players can truly play the game and give it the awesome rating and review I feel it would be worthy of if I could only play it.
  • Not a game Jul 15, 2017

    By northpaul
    I tried out A Normal Lost Phone and was done with it in 30 minutes. I think it would have worked better as a short story because it really didn't need to be a "game", if you can call it that. Just a little bit added to it could have made it an actual game but as is it is just short text snippets and bad/obvious number puzzles. Just let me interact with some of the characters. Give me a puzzle that isn't figuring out some dumb kid's obvious number passwords. And I really didn't like the ability to not interact by the end of the game since in real life I would have texted the dad or mom. Regardless of circumstances, no parent should have to wonder where their kid disappeared to unless there is domestic violence or something extreme. I won't go into it further since I don't want to spoil anything but I didn't enjoy it overall.
  • Jan 26, 2021

    By Richard Inks
    Was not worth a purchase. Story is very linear, not very engaging and easily forgettable. Was made to be a "coming out" story where the character runs away from life but the messages, emails, and photos do a poor job of portraying who the main character is. It sort of reminded me of the game "Gone Home" only if Gone Home had a terrible storyline with no twists, turns and 'Ah HA!" moments.

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