We finally have a release date for Sam Barlow’s hotly anticipated Telling Lies, the interactive video follow-up to his critically acclaimed Her Story. In a Tweet from Annapurna Interactive, that included a new video look at the project, the date was announced as this Friday, August 23, 2019.
Four years after Her Story, Sam Barlow is set to release his next interactive opus, Telling Lies, a far more expansive game produced in partnership with Annapurna Interactive.
A woman gains access to a trove of data collected by the National Security Agency through surveillance of the main characters and, as a player, you have to search through the data to piece together a story of what happened, including why the people were under surveillance in the first place.
A common complaint from viewers of the recently release interactive Black Mirror episode, “Bandersnatch”, is that pausing the show’s narrative to engage with binary choices was a nuisance that disrupted the narrative flow.