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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.

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  • May 12, 2021

    By Ocean Wilde
    A short, but ultimately uplifting, story about a person living in a small town and struggling with their identity. The game is similar to a visual novel, but includes some light puzzles in the form of detective work as you dig through a stranger's phone for passwords and pincodes. However it won't take you much longer than a few hours to finish, even if you're thorough.
  • 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.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Levitating Noodle
    Such a good game. As a Nonbinary person stuck in a town that doesn't have a whole lot of support systems, the themes really spoke to me on a personal level. I also really love the art style and soundtrack in this game, very good job. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
  • 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.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kyle
    It was mediocre. The game was extremely short with no real puzzles, and there wasn't enough interaction to really get invested in the story. Most "lost phone" games have you messaging people or trying to figure out what happened through context, this one just hands it to you straight up.
  • 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.
  • May 7, 2021

    By ThuyTien Lives
    This is a really beautiful and special game. I feel lucky to have played it. Stunning art, great music, smart puzzles, FANTASTIC story and unforgettable characters. Please play it, you won't regret it!!
  • 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.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Link Cloud
    Downloaded for the puzzle, stayed for the story. I've played phone-unlock games before and expected something new. 5/5 for story, 3/5 for puzzles.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Vinícius Ciríaco
    I really liked it... I really wasn't expecting everything that happened, but I truly got happy after reading the ending... No spoilers, and it's not my case, but I guess the actions done are for the better....
  • May 12, 2021

    By Ocean Wilde
    A short, but ultimately uplifting, story about a person living in a small town and struggling with their identity. The game is similar to a visual novel, but includes some light puzzles in the form of detective work as you dig through a stranger's phone for passwords and pincodes. However it won't take you much longer than a few hours to finish, even if you're thorough.
  • 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.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Levitating Noodle
    Such a good game. As a Nonbinary person stuck in a town that doesn't have a whole lot of support systems, the themes really spoke to me on a personal level. I also really love the art style and soundtrack in this game, very good job. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
  • 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.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kyle
    It was mediocre. The game was extremely short with no real puzzles, and there wasn't enough interaction to really get invested in the story. Most "lost phone" games have you messaging people or trying to figure out what happened through context, this one just hands it to you straight up.
  • 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.
  • May 7, 2021

    By ThuyTien Lives
    This is a really beautiful and special game. I feel lucky to have played it. Stunning art, great music, smart puzzles, FANTASTIC story and unforgettable characters. Please play it, you won't regret it!!
  • 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.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Link Cloud
    Downloaded for the puzzle, stayed for the story. I've played phone-unlock games before and expected something new. 5/5 for story, 3/5 for puzzles.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Vinícius Ciríaco
    I really liked it... I really wasn't expecting everything that happened, but I truly got happy after reading the ending... No spoilers, and it's not my case, but I guess the actions done are for the better....
  • 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.
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Kevin Brodeur
    While the theme, visuals, music, and idea are great, this game is let down by some frankly terrible writing. The main character has all the personality of a doorknob and types like a bad AI. The conversations flow unnaturally, the dialogue is very contrived and self-serving, and the majority of the characters type the exact same and have zero personality. For a game that relies so heavily on reading, it was quite the letdown.
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Laura Somebody
    There isn't any gameplay to this at all. It's a lame coming out story with nothing actually interesting or climatic occurring... no puzzles, either.

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  • 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.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Levitating Noodle
    Such a good game. As a Nonbinary person stuck in a town that doesn't have a whole lot of support systems, the themes really spoke to me on a personal level. I also really love the art style and soundtrack in this game, very good job. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 7, 2021

    By ThuyTien Lives
    This is a really beautiful and special game. I feel lucky to have played it. Stunning art, great music, smart puzzles, FANTASTIC story and unforgettable characters. Please play it, you won't regret it!!
  • 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.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Vinícius Ciríaco
    I really liked it... I really wasn't expecting everything that happened, but I truly got happy after reading the ending... No spoilers, and it's not my case, but I guess the actions done are for the better....
  • 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.
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Saquirlat Thorn
    I love reading chats and forum threads, so unveiling a mystery in this format was really fun for me. Along the heart-warming story there is beautiful music, and it truly does feel like you're looking at someone else's phone. As others have said it is short, but very enjoyable, and reminds us all to be our true selves. Definitely recommended for a nice evening read.
  • I'm lost for words Aug 6, 2017

    By shaylamariah
    I never thought in a million years that I would EVER write an (honest) review for a game but today- my mind is changed. This game is amazing. When I got to the end, i was speechless by what i had to do and when i did it, i cried. there's so much hatred in this world right now simply because people just don't have the time to stop the hatred and just listen. "it" doesn't have to be your lifestyle for a person to need to understand equity. this game really shocked me and if only one person learned something by playing this game, then it was worth it. thank you for this touching story. very emotional.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Ocean Wilde
    A short, but ultimately uplifting, story about a person living in a small town and struggling with their identity. The game is similar to a visual novel, but includes some light puzzles in the form of detective work as you dig through a stranger's phone for passwords and pincodes. However it won't take you much longer than a few hours to finish, even if you're thorough.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Link Cloud
    Downloaded for the puzzle, stayed for the story. I've played phone-unlock games before and expected something new. 5/5 for story, 3/5 for puzzles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By James Harris
    Really interesting original game with a strong story. Educational without being preachy. Would love to know the main character better.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kyle
    It was mediocre. The game was extremely short with no real puzzles, and there wasn't enough interaction to really get invested in the story. Most "lost phone" games have you messaging people or trying to figure out what happened through context, this one just hands it to you straight up.
  • May 19, 2021

    By Dibble FPV
    Fine. Just fine. Nice idea but to me it felt a little preachy. I loved the concept and the ideas, but it felt like they were really trying to hammer some points home...
  • 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.
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Kevin Brodeur
    While the theme, visuals, music, and idea are great, this game is let down by some frankly terrible writing. The main character has all the personality of a doorknob and types like a bad AI. The conversations flow unnaturally, the dialogue is very contrived and self-serving, and the majority of the characters type the exact same and have zero personality. For a game that relies so heavily on reading, it was quite the letdown.
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Laura Somebody
    There isn't any gameplay to this at all. It's a lame coming out story with nothing actually interesting or climatic occurring... no puzzles, either.

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