Thu, 12/15/2016 - 08:05
Developer Accidental Queens brings narrative mystery game to iOS, Android and Steam
Paris, France - December 15th, 2016 - The narrative mystery game A Normal Lost Phone will see its full release on iOS, Android and Steam the 12th of January, 2017. Originally prototyped by the French indie developers Accidental Queens during Global Game Jam 2016, A Normal Lost Phone is a unique story experience centered around finding the titulary lost phone, with players invited to discover what happened to it’s original owner.
A new teaser trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7wf1XTMBcI
Touching on topics including coming of age, homophobia, depression and peer pressure, A Normal Lost Phone is a game deeply rooted in reality. In this narrative mystery game, the players need to discover what happened to Sam, the owner of a phone they just found. Digging for pieces of information scattered among apps, text messages and photo galleries, their investigation will allow them to uncover the mystery surrounding Sam.
The Global Game Jam 2016 prototype of A Normal Lost Phone was well received and showcased at events such as A Maze in Berlin and EGX Leftfield Collection, and winning the “Best Indie Game” award at Game Connection Europe 2016. After the prototype, additional development saw new puzzles, new apps, more narrative content, localised versions and a graphical overhaul amongst other things. The full release of the game will be priced at €2,99 / $2,99 / £1,99.
“We want to tackle everyday topics that are hardly discussed in video games. Topics players can relate to. Just imagine you would find a stranger's phone,” says Elizabeth Maler, co-founder at Accidental Queens. “What would you look through it? What if you would discover a big mystery or personal drama you shouldn't see? With A Normal Lost Phone we wanted to create a narrative system that was nonlinear but also immersive, with the ability to create a close bond between the player and the main character doing so.”
About Accidental Queens
Accidental Queens is a video game development studio founded by three women from the games industry and based in Tourcoing, France with a drive to create new kinds of game experiences. After the success of the prototype of A Normal Lost Phone at Global Game Jam 2016, Accidental Queens and two external collaborators have been hard at work to deliver the full version of the project scheduled for a January 2017 release on Steam, iOS and Android platforms. The studio seeks to create games that feature never before seen mechanics, exploring topics from everyday life and social questions, through innovative narrative tools.
About Plug in Digital
Plug In Digital Label makes the most out of independent video game studios and creators by supporting them, ensuring excellent promotion and distribution of their games, while leaving them great creative freedom. Initially on the international PC and console market, Plug In Digital Label is opening up to premium mobile games with Dead in Bermuda, SwapTales: Leon! and A Normal Lost Phone.