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You found a phone belonging to a missing person. What would you do?

Sara has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and your only lead is her mobile phone.

Search for clues by investigating Sara's personal messages, notes, emails, pictures and videos while trying to piece together her final days. Unlock password protected files, uncover hidden messages and decrypt lost data and figure out where she went, what she did, and how someone can disappear without a trace so suddenly.


About the game:

Experience first hand a found footage style mobile game. Sara is Missing (SIM) is all about the horrors of mobile technology and touches upon the voyeuristic pleasure that one gets from prying through another person's personal items. We store so much information about ourselves on our mobile devices that deducing what we really are like in real life becomes as simple as tapping on a screen.


Features:

  • Multiple choices will lead to multiple outcomes and endings.
  • Chat with different people at the same time.
  • Receive phone calls from NPCs and other mysterious callers.
  • Hidden sub plots and extra information to unlock.
  • Receive videos and photos from other NPCs.
  • Simulated mobile phone helper, providing hints.
  • Utilizing a similar typing mechanic as popular messaging apps.


More info at:

Twitter: @monsoonlab


Build Notes:

v 1.7

  • Minor content updates and dialog changes
  • Fixed black screen issue on certain graphic cards
  • Allow bug reporting for Mac and Windows

NOTICE: The game may not work on some Galaxy Tab devices. We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix soon.


Credits:

Story and script by: Buddy Anwardi, Saqina Latif, Derek Mui

Development team: Shahrizar, Shahazmi, Jeremy Ooi, Thulasi Dasan

Cast: Tehmina Kaoosji (as Sara), David Lee Knighton (as Derek), Juliah Tan (as Faith), Thivian Sivananthen (as Red Mask), Dale Bashir (as Black Mask)

Crew: Dorothy Hogan Yap (Makeup), Erin Sam and Eira Sam (Extras)

With special appearance by: Jordan Suleiman (as Buddy) and Alaska the Cat (as herself)

Featured Band: The End is Nigh

Video Extract: Marble Hornet Entry #19, Heaven's Gate Initiation, 11B-X-1371 - © 2015 Parker Warner Wright | www.pwwright.com

Image Extract: Tomino's Hell, The Red Room Curse, Creepy Wallpaper

Email: "You Cannot Touch Her" Curse/Binding by @PharWestNagle, The Relevance of Ghost In The Shell, Buddy's Text from Creepy Text Theatre with Sasha Grey

Inspired by: SOMI's Replica


Reviews:

"one of the best horror games of the year." - Rocky Bytes

"Highly recommended mobile horror." - Alpha Beta Gamer

"1,000 times more immersive than Electronic Art's Majestic ever was." - Gravis Ludus

"A FMV horror adventure told through a realistic phone interface" - Pocket Gamer

"Sara is Missing is worth playing any way you can." - PC Gamer

"Monsoon Lab did a great job" - Rock Paper Shotgun

"a cleverly crafted horror game" - The Bit Bag

"Sara Is Missing's interface is its resounding success." - Kritiqal

"This game is much better than my Replica. Awesome!!!" - @IndieSomi

More information

Published104 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date89 days ago
Rating
(74)
AuthorMonsoon Lab
GenreSimulation
TagsFMV, halloween, Horror, meaningful-choices, Mystery, simulator, Spooky, Story Rich
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsTouchscreen
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial
Player countSingleplayer

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sim_mac.zip 132 MB
sim_version_1-7.apk 70 MB
sim_win64.zip 90 MB

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My gameplay:


There are a few ups and downs but still an awesome game and worth playing

Gameplay:



Really liked the concept. Sure, I'd like a bit more freedom and to be able to make more choices (and for them to alter the outcome). However, I loved playing Sara Is Missing and it left me wanting more! Thanks Monsoon Lab :D

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SPOILERS, but you might not mind the spoilers if you don't feel like wasting your time with a half-baked game.


The game is a result of a singular lack of knowledge of what a game is. This is not a game where you make choices and the outcome of the game is affected by them, this is a story that you are taken by the hand and walked through like a child, step by step, until you reach the one conclusion that the game allows. You are only given the illusion of choice. You can't call or text people to gather information or let them know you have Sara's phone, but you can reply to the TWO people that text you, on a few conditions: You can only reply when the game says you can reply; You can only say what the assistant AI, "Iris", wants you to say (which is just "Siri" backwards, very unoriginal); You can't message someone who is "Offline", but they can message you. You can also answer calls, but you only get called by one person, twice, and you HAVE to answer, otherwise they call literally infinitely until you pick up, and they just breathe a lot and text you, then call you AGAIN, then text you, and then they die. Oh, but you can keep them from dying if you send someone a link to a video where they die soon after watching it-- just like The Ring, except, the villain "Irizu" kills that person whether or not you send the link. And then, you have to choose who the villain kills next, Sara or Faith, and he gives you ten seconds to make the choice. Whatever you choose doesn't matter here, either, because if you choose Faith he kills Faith, and you get shamed into feeling like a sick individual for choosing who dies, like you're playing god. If you don't make a choice at all, Iris texts FOR you and demands that Faith dies, so she dies, and Iris shames your indecision. If you choose Sara, then Sara does die, and Iris is angry, but you get the EXACT SAME ending dialogue no matter what: With Iris saying that you won't make it much longer, and that you've become a part of something bigger. It sounds like Irizu was playing the role of Iris the whole time, but it's not like it matters because the choices you make in the game affect only ONE thing-- how Iris responds in dialogue after you make the choice. That's it.

And one more thing-- the game isn't legitimately scary in any way. It does contain pictures of light gore, A LOT of wrong information on Wiccan history and practice, and two videos which are full of garbled noise and clips from other videos. The videos may cause some jump scares, but we don't jump from jump scares because we're frightened (because there was no suspense), we jump because we were surprised that there was suddenly a loud noise and a flash of black and red.


Overall a poorly conceptualized, poorly executed, poorly written game that I am just GLAD I chose not to pay for.

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this game needs alot of work. I don't know If you asked permission to use those videos or pictures but you could get sued for that. The game felt very one sided and the ai was way to human lime that izu person was cont rolling the ai all along. And do your research on the pagan religon. Roman catholic church made pagans into horn person doesn't mean they ever were. Do your history reasearch. The game felt way to not real. The story was very cleche, and not scary. Jump scares don't equal out to scary. This game could be better if it set the mood much better.

这个游戏真的,吓死我了

I had a little ploblem . I can open the game at first time but after I close it . I can't open again T_T . I use window 7 64bit. is someone know how to fix this problem ?

Can you developers please make an option to run the game on Windowed Mode?

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This is a waste of time, some dumbass actuallly spent time and money to make this garbage. Its not even a game, you just text some jackass. Fuck you if you paid for this

well aren't you just a bright ray of sunshine, shaming people for their game choices

(-1)

One of the most unique games I've played. Bravo! Left me wanting more.

(-1)

Pretty cool! 9/10

hey checkout my gameplay. subs if you enjoyed watching me scream




man!! This game is amazing, I just want to see more about this 😏

i pick sara to save her but why... why did she have t die?

SPOILS: they ask you to say the name of who you want to die, not who you want to save

Finally I found the time to edit the first part of this let's play. I so liked the way this game was presented, with us looking for some clues in lost girl's phone. I bet those who downloaded it on mobile phone had even better experience. You know even if those themes of hacked devices, red rooms, killing people for fun are now really popular because of their actualities, this game still was quite unique. Though the only minus for me was that our decisions weren't really changing a thing. If we would act as a maniac with a cult or a saint, in the end it wouldn't even matter. We would get the exact same ending. But all in all...really nice game ^_^


This was really scary. 9/10 rating!


- Alpha Media Groups

The story is very intriguing. It builds up the story through the text messages exchanged between Sara and her friends. The jumpscares, to be honest, almost killed me. One issue I have with this game is the ending. It was a bit of a letdown, to be honest. But overall, this is a great game! Here is my playthrough video of me playing the whole game, and giving commentary in Filipino.

saan ka na jumpscare?

Dun sa tumawag si James, at marami pang iba. XD

The developers said:

Sorry but this game is not supported by your device. We sincerely Regret that you are experiencing issues.

OpenGL 2.0 or higher with the FBO extension is required. OpenGl version: 1.4.0 -Build 8.14.10.2108

Type:OpenGL

Version:1:4:0

Vendor:Intel

Renderer:Intel Pineview Platform

Please update your graphics drivers and try again.

Love,

The Developers

(What should i do with this? I'm too excited to wait it download finish and then this came out..pls help me with this. Thank you. And btw im from Malaysia! <3)


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I really love the execution of this game and how it simulates using a phone. While I felt awkward digging through her personal information, I realized it was just that immersive. Very well done. I actually hope there is more to this story, and I look forward to more games from this developer!

This is...(embarrassing to admit)...one of the scariest games I've played. I started crying, because I'm such a baby about horror and I hadn't really expected to get scared. xD Regardless, thanks for the experience. <3



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