Acclaimed Crime Thriller ‘Her Story’ now available on Google Play (Video)

Award-winning game director Sam Barlow has announced that hit mystery game Her Story is now available for Android devices via the Google Play store. The game is available for a discounted launch price of $2.99 for a limited time.

Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands-on with a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.

Her Story is one of the most critically acclaimed independent games of recent years. It won 3 Bafta Awards, 2 IGF Awards, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, 3 GDC Awards, Best Narrative at The Game Awards 2015, The Grand Jury Award at IndieCade, SXSW Mobile Game of the Year, the Webby Award for Best Mobile Game, 5 IMGA Awards, including the Grand Prix Award – and more! Viva Seifert’s standout performance received Best Performance at The Game Awards and Best Actor in a Videogame at the New York Game Awards.

How does it work?

Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

Unlike anything you’ve played before, Her Story is an involving and moving experience. One that asks you to listen.

“The reception to Her Story has been amazing,” says Barlow, “I have been humbled to see how this personal tale has captured the imaginations of players the world over. Ever since that first release, Android owners have been persistent and vocal in their desire to play the game and I’m delighted to finally invite them in and see a whole new audience lose themselves in the database!”

Her Story can be purchased on Google Play