Her Story by Sam Barlow (and starring Viva Seifert) is a game about a woman talking to the police. You are tasked with re-investigating a murder that took place in 1994 by watching a series of police interview videos, trying to discover the facts of a case that seems long-since closed. Your only tools is a very retro and partially broken police database of footage and your own sense of deduction.

This is one of the most unique games we’ve played and you should not miss it.

We begin this episode with an interview with the developer himself, Sam Barlow (@mrsambarlow), and then share our impressions. After the spoiler-break, we discuss our theories about the crime.

Her Story is available for PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad for $5 or $6 depending on platform. Expect it to take 2 to 5 hours to completely explore.

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From our discussion:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

“My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.”

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