In recent years, there have been some mobile games that use the phone's own interface as a way to play.
C & # 39; is a boy-flirt extravaganza Mystic Messenger which takes place inside an instant messenger app. You could try to unlock a stranger's phone in A Normal Lost Phone and read emails, texts and photos of the same stranger to find out their story. Maybe you played Lifeline where you're in touch with a lost Matt-Damon-style astronaut stranded on an inhospitable planet. This last one actually had Apple Watch functionality, so you could pretend to be a cool secret agent.
Then, there is Bury Me, My Love a game about a Syrian migrant named Nour who tries to find a better life in Europe, as told through the texts between her and her husband. Originally published at the end of 2017, Bury Me, My Love is based on true stories, particularly the story of Dana, included in a piece by Le Monde journalist Lucie Soullier, "The journey of a Syrian migrant through his wire of Whatsapp. "
The title, Bury Me, My Love is an Arabic expression. "[It] means & # 39; Take care of yourself & # 39;", reads the developer's website. "& # 39; Do not even think about death before me." You could tell a loved one, before going separate. "
During the game, you play Majd, the husband of refugee Nour. Notifications will appear on your phone in "pseudo real time" and most of them will assist you in helping Nour make decisions. Should he stay and wait? Should he leave and risk being discovered? Should he take the boat? The truck? Should it cross the boundaries that threaten to send it back?
He will not always listen to you. He will not even tell you everything. And on your end, at the end of Majd, you do not always have all the answers.
Bury Me, My Love was released on Nintendo Switch on January 10th, and although I think the phone interface is definitely the best way to play it, because it adds to the realistic storytelling technique, I think you should play this game in every way possible.