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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.


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,

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

"The presentation reminded me a ton of Her Story" - 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

" Sara Is Missing is most scary when it messes with its own interface or established rules" - Kotaku

More information

Published231 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date216 days ago
Rating
(128)
Authorsaraismissing
GenreSimulation
TagsFMV, halloween, Horror, meaningful-choices, Mystery, simulator, Spooky, Story Rich
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsTouchscreen
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial

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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 Playthrough:

Video Link: Lost Phone Simulator! Sara Is Missing -WINE- Playthrough (No Commentary)

Album Link: My Miscellaneous Game Playthroughs (No Commentary)

Was pretty scary, works in Wine Linux. I like how there's multiple endings. Nice job.

Oh my goodness this game was so much scarier than I thought it was going to be. I didn't see a lot of things coming and my heart is racing. This was a great game and an awesome experiance.

What a wild ride. Interesting gameplay, reminded me of that Mr. Robot game TellTale released for mobile.


Immersive alternate reality game! My only gripe is that the final choice is worded poorly such that it's unclear what the result will be. Great graphics and interface, gripping mystery story.

Hey there.

Thanks for that nice game. I have uploaded a German LP over here:

This was one of the creepiest games I've ever played! Throughout the game, it gave me chills down my spine and gave me a little scares! I don't know if I chose the correct choices but oh well, it's still an amazing game.


Hope to see more added to this game! I will definitely revisit this game to find more secrets deep within the game.


*Commented on both itch.io and Gamejolt

Another video about this game. Was an amazing trip to the life and misery of others.

Amazing game. Has good storytelling and it's pretty creepy. Would love to see more!

THE EPIC CONCLUSION



THAT WAS SO FREAKY!!! I LOVED IT!!!


what have i gotten myself into

This was awesome!

Not very good at playing the game, but I still had a great time with it!

Haven't finished playing yet, but this is an amazing amount of personal detail put into a free FMV game. I'm impressed. (Is Videodrome an inspiration?)

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SPOILERS

I don't want to sound rude, because you guys seriously have a great idea on your hands here.

But this game is really, REALLY bad.

This is the beginning of a great game, but it ends so abruptly and quickly that it was ultimately unsatisfying. Like, there's almost no story here. Mysteries and puzzles are set up and completely dropped, like the e-mail James sends you. Nothing ends up happening with that! What? Have you ever heard of Chekhov's Gun? It's brought up that this might all be related to a deep-web site where you can watch livestreams of people killed. Cool idea, that once again is not explored at all. Sara's neo-pagan friend and the significance of Walpurgisnacht? Never touched. Buddy the Creepy Dick-pic Soliciting Friend? Never touched. What this game amounts to is shuffling through some text messages and e-mails, making two choices and the game unceremoniously dumps you into a nonsensical ending where you are berated by your phone's Siri knock-off for no reason. I finished this in under an hour. That is simply not enough. This game is all set-up and no follow-through. I paid nothing for this and I still feel ripped off.

People, don't waste your time on this.

The game isn't finished. What you played isn't much more than a demo for the finished game. When it will be finished, idk, but this isn't the full game. That's why things seem unfinished. Because they are.

Dang bro. This game gave me some serious chills. The moment the deep web was mentioned, and with cyber-supernatural events being integrated into it, the story meshes out into a narrative adventure worth taking. Multiple endings is a plus, ad the story can be taken at the pace you want.


Great job!

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I love this game... in theory. It's such a cool concept especially when you play it on a phone. There is so much to look at, there were so many possibilities. So when I got to the endings.. the game felt flat (note... multiple does not mean what they think it does). I wasn't dissapointed I played this, I'm just dissapointed there wasn't more.

This game was really a missed opportunity. I would have liked to see them expand on the game, and let us use all the phone's functions. I wanted to know more about Sara and her relationships and friends. There was SO MUCH there this feels more like the first episode of something rather than a full game. It felt rushed. What was the point of ISIS rather than to give us in game hints? Why are we left with so many unanswered questions?

is there a way i can restart the game? i played a little but then i realized i should record for my channel. someone pls help

When you finish the game, it restarts.

Sara is Missing is super fun, really make me scared when I played it for the first time. lol :D

I THOUGHT IT SAID SAVE AT THE END I MISREAD IT AND KILLED SARA IM SUCH AN IDIOT. BUT I STILL LOVE THIS GAME :P

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same

Same here.

I really liked it :D

You can watch my german gameplay on my channel =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqmfDxeeRb4

nice game

8/10

It was great up until the very end.

If I saved Sara, then why did Iris say the exact same thing for when I saved Faith instead?


Still a great horror game though. 8.5/10.

I have the phone version and it was great just to let you know

i have a problem, it was running fine at first but then i close it in the middle of the game and when i trying to run it again it wont open, i've try to run as administrator as well pls help i really want to finnish this game

i was not scared good details and stuff but now I feel empty

What a mysterious, revealing and painful game!!. I've enjoyed and I have learned from it. Thank you #itch.io. We'll see us in another opportunity.

The game is best on Android or iOS as it feels more realistic. I really recommend it!

Just finished playing, sooooo creeped out. But... what were the coordinates that Irizu sends at the end?

This was really fun to play. Massively creepy, clever, lots of plot twists and a few well placed jumpscares. Highly recommended!


Very cool game!!


I played this game hoping to be scared, and quite honestly I feel more empty than scared. GREAT GAME

Also, I got so into the story I messed up my ending.

This game already plays on my fears, Human interaction and phones, so I headed into the game already expecting something scary,

at first I thought this would be I found Sara's phone and needed to negotiate with a kidnapper, which was true to a point... but we wont go into that yet.

Sara is in college studying parasience and paranormal activity as it fits into modern day life, which is actually pretty fascinating! but as she delves deeper she is gotten into danger.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGS9MaprlRq...

this game was awesome, I got the bad ending as in, I killed Sara because I was unclear if the name I choose was the one to live or die, however this game is to have multiple endings so I will be playing the other endings as well,

no real complaints to the game, it was awesome, I would have liked to see more depth into the character and her studies. maybe even more scares, although I cant really give a full opinion until I play all the endings, so I will play these endings and then write a more complete review,

8/10 thus far though

Not a bad game, gets real creepy towards the end. If you want a playthrough with my honest feelings about it, and some comical relief, check out my gameplay



This game is unique and very very terrifying. I nearly pissed myself when I played this game.

Here's my playthrough of the game. Excuse the bad commentating. It's the first video I recorded with facecam. On top of that, I'm also terrified lol


If you like what you saw, check out my channel by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOV9fchBNTrCAzZpW...

cool name.......like mine?

Thanks! Yeah dude it's a pretty cool name

Does this game have any other ending??? I get given the coordinates then it ends...feeling a bit ripped off.

I'd love to play this game, but I only have Windows 10, 32-bit on my Laptop. Would it be possible to make a Windows 32-bit version and upload it here as well?

this is such a great horror game it would be even better if it contiunes and you dont die and you join the group I mean interested

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Let me just say that this game actually started to freak me out so bad that i was peering over my shoulder until i had to pause the game and head back into reality. After that It was hard to re-submerge myself.

I enjoyed this game, but it realy need a lot of work.

The e-mail from James includes some signals, but it proved to be useless. There is no useful clues in the Notes. And the gallery cannot give me more clues. only one picture lead to a strange persom.

And when I talked with Irizu, i think oh the game start. it turns out that it is the end of the whole game.

well, l am looking forward to the update of it.

I slightly agree I would like to see them continue it I feel dying was an upsetting ending I did it twice to see what would happen if I chose other answers and the group if we did i would like to see what happen so pleasr update it I had fun playi

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