Her Story Creator's New Game, Telling Lies, Has a Teaser Trailer

Her Story Creator's New Game, Telling Lies, Has a Teaser Trailer

Find the first details for Sam Barlow's Telling Lies here.

The creator of Her Story, Sam Barlow, has a new game coming out. That much we have known for some time now, along with its four starring leads Logan Marshall-Green (The Invitation, Upgrade), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire), and Angela Sarafyan (Westworld). But this morning, we got our first look at what Telling Lies will look like.

In an extremely short teaser trailer showing the four leads soundtracked by some eerie music, we get the briefest taste of what to expect from the thriller. In an interview with writer and director Sam Barlow last week at the Game Developers Conference 2019, Barlow told us the central premise of The Conversation-inspired FMV game.

At the start, the player will come into possession of a stolen NSA hard drive, which carries footage collected of four people's lives over the course of two years. It's then your job to sift through the Skype calls, FaceTimes, webcam videos to uncover not just how these people are connected, but why the government is invading their right to privacy in the first place. Barlow promises the same twisty, turny, nonlinear fun that players loved about its predecessor Her Story.

"I'm so precious about the sacred experience of dropping in that first five to ten minutes of your experience with the game," Barlow told me in an interview last week about the Annapurna Interactive published game. That secrecy permeated through my hour-long interview with Barlow, where he was hesitant to even share the characters' names with me. Still, he talked at length about Telling Lies' premise, gameplay, inspirations and more. You can find our in-depth Telling Lies interview with Barlow here.

Telling Lies is aiming for release soon in 2019, at first for PC and iOS, with other platforms potentially coming later. You can wishlist Telling Lies on Steam starting today.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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