Her Story

In researching narrative games for my games studio business plan (stay tuned) I came across Her Story, which Rock Paper Shotgun says “Her Story might be the best FMV game ever made.” The player is a person digging through a police detective terminal to review a fictional 1994 murder. Its dedication to the VHS era of the 90s reminds me of Gone Home. The Guardian’s review is compelling.

I’m intrigued. Will update once I’ve played it.

Update: 7/26/2015

A really interesting game. The player watches video clips – spliced up segments of interviews. You hear the woman explain some element of the story, drop some pertinent words. The only mechanic is using a search bar to find the next pertinent video. You’re writing down key words, listening for contradictions. I loved the gameplay and even enjoyed the story.