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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:

Idea created by: Tim W.

Game initiated by: Tim W. and GCM Incubator

Mentored by: The Futurist Foundation and GCM Incubator

Script by: Buddy Anwardi, Saqina Latif, Derek Mui

Game developer: Monsoon Lab

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

StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date Oct 23, 2016
Rating
(216)
Authorsaraismissing
GenreSimulation
TagsFMV, Halloween, Horror, meaningful-choices, Mystery, simulator, Spooky, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsTouchscreen
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial
LinksTwitter

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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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need 32bit please

Stuck on the part where you choose between sara and faith. I tried to use IRIS but it doesnt work

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I love this game a lot and the secret messages OH gosh! As a response to the Japanese one:ーはい! and the second one witch is using the theban alphabet, that one was hard but fun to crack and I really want to ask u if it's correct but I don't want to take the fun from others to do it as well maybe others cracked it before but just want to know if at least it's correct and the last one it was at the end of the same video but I just can't pause it in time to see it /:.... And really this game is a really good one great job👏👏👏❤️

Great game

Cool game

Hello, I really like this game, thank you for creating it. Have a wonderful day you beautiful human beings

This game was awesome, I really want to go back into the game and explore the secrets of this game. From the first minute of the game I was shitting myself and wondering what was going to happen next. A really good game :D 

A really great game. We enjoyed it very much.

It has a trully interesting concept and the story is good.

We made a video while playing:

Keep up the good work !!!

Just played this game not too long ago on my YT  channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLh8yTxGV0Gw7FzdEAITlwVkmk6Ao5JG And I enjoyed this a lot, loved the story and the concept a lot :) 

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*end game? screenshot attached*

played Sara is missing on my phone for a more realistic gameplay. However the end conversation with Irizu & having to choose between 2, he gives you 10 seconds, yet I didn't choose within this time frame & it picked for me, now It isn't progressing any further so I don't know if the game is over or if there's something else I need to do, I cannot go back, reply etc. I'm stuck. Am I missing something? BTW its a great game. Very much enjoyed. 😊 

Use IRIS

finished it on my phone,great but short game

Hello, I really like this game, but I noticed that there' no german version of this. If you're interested I would like to offer you a german translation without any payment and voluntary. 

once i played the red room video the screen was flipped and the game became unresponsive so i had to close it, when i try opening it again it doesnt launch, please help!

I played this game awhile ago but forgot to post it here because im a dummy :P  But I truly enjoyed this game!!! One of my favourites that I had played in 2017!! Keep up the awesome work! (I hope to play Simulacra sometime too!)

i have yet to play sara is missing & i plan on doing just that.  if you have not yet tried Simulacra, it is a great game and extremely creepy on a psychological level. dont think i ever had been so terrified at one stupid thing that i didn't expect to the point where i didn't want to move from my chair LOL took me a good 10 minutes to continue the game..  def pick up simulacra!! highly recommenced and dont rush it either,  you'll want the full effect of all it has to offer :)  I hear "Sara is missing" is very similar to Simulacra.  so im highly interested in this one

finally got around to playing this. Was... interesting. 

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Just finished Simulacra, and got one of the apparent FOUR endings! Guess I'm gonna have to play again! You guys did a STELLAR job on this one - definitely make more! I am in love with this genre of game right now! Lost phone horror games... who knew!

Here is my part 2 of Simulacra! I really hope you make a 3rd game... I'm enjoying the 2nd so much!

I just started playing the sequel to #SaraIsMissing and let me tell you, it is EVEN BETTER!!! Check out Simulacra, the next best thing in interactive phone horror games.

is it possible to integrate other languages? For example German? : D (Please excuse my bad english) The game is awesome!


Amazing game! Actually one of the much more interesting horror indie games I've ever played!

I LOVED this. I was not expecting such a seemingly simple game to be so good! Excellent job! 5/5!

Very well made game, loved every second of it, and the idea of an smart phone assistant going haywire was cool. 

Amazing work on this fantastic game! I had a lot of fun and thought it was very very good! Overall good job on the jumpscares and interesting plot to the story.  100/100!!!

very good game. good concept, clean programming.

thanks for your hard work

hey, i have 3 questions for the creator:

1. How many endings are in this game?

2.Can we call someone  by the Phone?

3.If yes, can i call 666?

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I think you can call 233333or911.If you are a chinese people.You must call 110【yao yao ling.】at first...

I really liked the concept of the game wish there was more.

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so more crazy game 

Excellently done, very nice visuals and very realistic. Good stuff all round, nice job.

I Did it I found Sara, wanna watch!

Hi, it's appear to be really fun !
Is it possible to store all dialogues in a file (i don't know like resource file) and let us translate to our language. Maybe something like dialogue-en.txt and i'll create dialogue-fr.txt. I don't know.
I'm french and my girlfriend want to play it. But she has really poor english.
I know my request is weird, but if it's possible i'll enjoy to translate your game for free. 

Best regards and as i see, great job !
Monstreur

Hi! I have the latest version of windows and I tried to play this game, but the entire time I couldn't see my mouse so as a result I couldn't navigate the game. Did anybody else have this problem?

What's up everyone? My name is Slester, so i liked the concept of the game it is very unique. Here is my gameplay i hope you guys will enjoy it! 

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Hi! This game is a really cool game! I like the concept of the game and really makes me scared oh why... and I made a video on youtube in INDONESIAN! Check it out! TERIMA KASIH!

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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.


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

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