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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.


  • 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.


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


"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

Updated 4 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date Oct 23, 2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(328 total ratings)
TagsFMV, Halloween, Horror, Meaningful Choices, Mystery, simulator, Spooky, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

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


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I like this game but sometimes  crash or hacked?(While hacked)

I got a problem while starting, my cursor is missing and I don't know what to do.

heh, cursor is missing

I tought picking sara means saving sara. this is stupid

I loved this game when I was 14 and played it once in a while, and on every halloween xD

My girlfriend wanted to try this out for the longest time and she's happy she did.

I guess I did it wrong?

nice game

i really like it.

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Going through someone's life and deducting not just who they are but how to save them from peril is a great way to experience a story. I've played Simulacra so I've had a bit of experience with this, however that doesn't mean this wasn't as good. It was well scripted and I got lost in the immersion so many times I forgot I was playing a game, like I was actually caught in this conspiracy of murder and maniacs. 
Well done. 


Why EXACTLY did 12 year old me nut over this game?




Sorry. Bad wording.

About 6 years ago I made an absolutely FOAMING post about how this game was a gripping masterclass in horror in suspense and proverbially coomed over the immense, horrifying plotline, complete with a timelapsed recreation of my exact, panicked, amazed reaction to the game's riveting plot twists.

After replaying it, it's kind of a mediocre plot with ideas that have definitely been done before. It was apparently just too much for my tweezer mind to handle.


damn alr i understand

excuse me..??

lmaoooo I love the out of context comment to this


idk how to download this someone help me?

a very spooky and amazing game!


This game was amazing! though i did nearly piss my pants when i played the game but besides that, I love it :)

Why is this game not working with Xbox game bar

I remember playing this game back in 2018 ima be honest there really hasnt been an unique creepy game like this for a quite a long time. I like how they base this off you using someone else cellphone game. Well done. 


Cannot WAIT to play Simulacra, Simulacra 2 and Pipe Dreams after this! 
Had a blast playing this super unique horror!

Also part 2:
Thanks for making such great games!

Pretty good, don't really see the hype but I think that's more of a matter of personal taste and not feeling sucked into it. Maybe there is something more there that I didn't see? What I can say though is that it is very well made. I can appreciate how much effort was put into it. Wouldn't recommend but wouldn't say it's a bad game in the slightest

These developers made SIMULACRA later. If you didn’t play - i highly recommend it.

Thanks for letting me know! I'll try it out

i loved playing this so much , the story and the visual is amazing. I hope there will be more games like this :) thank u for making this game . 

This game kinda sus tbh

I finished the games!

Love this game! I know I'm very late to the party since I've never played it until now, but wow! Really loved how there were multiple choices to make and the creepyness and suspense really got me!
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i almost threw my computer on the first jumpscare. very good

I remember how i played this game first time in summer of 2017. I remember how i waited first SIMULACRA to be released. But i still memorizing this game, it was first. Best indie horror game.

My browser opens to this website upon exiting the game after every play through.


Has this happened to anyone else?


Not sure why something like that would happen, just curious about what'd happen if you bought the plate, lol.

Very unique and scary game!




I don't play horror games...

This game is amazing! Loved it!

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ughhhh I love games with that kind of freedom, but i'm so scared to play... 

I've downloaded it, wish me luck.

did you have fun

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I like this game alot and I got some good scares out of it! But there is something about this game that made me confused. Whenever I finish a play through of this game, it sends me to a Microsoft support scam and I just don't like that. Again, this game is great and all but the fact that I almost get scammed when I finish makes me confused and kind of dissappointed :(

Incredible game with a couple of problems, 1 i experianced a few crashes secondly story wise i had a problem with paganism beind used as a evil creepy trope this game could of been amazing without that. 

i can't figure out how to open the game??????? idk maybe i'm just dumb

I downloaded it  on google play and I just tapped on it and I brought me there. You prob have some technical issues


This game actually still holds up to this day. Here is a recent gameplay that I did. If you guys are interested.

Goddamn. Really impressive,


I recently found and play this game despite it being so old but wow am I impress. How the heck have I not seen this until now!. Such a unique game and great concept. The gameplay is also so polished. Too bad I made the wrong choice at the end :(.


Ik that redroom video was literally scary images off of google but the way it was layed out, that stuff's terrifying


Played with my friend, It's very cool. But I'm curious about the group with deleted messages, it's there some manner I can  see the messages?

yes indeed

what was that group

Sara is with me 

this game is very fun to play, but if you look closely in one of those videos the "haunted" ones you can actually see clips from other creepypasta stories and a short clip from the marble hornets series. i feel like it would've been more interesting if they found a way to make they're own haunting clips, and it would've made it just MORE horrifying.

though i still loved playing this game a lot, so keep up with all the good and scary work.  

I appreciate all the effort that you all put into making this game, as well as your other games. I hope you all are staying safe, and doing well.

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