Decrypt the secret of Simulacra 3, buried somewhere in a smartphone

SIMULACRA 3, released by Kaigan Games, is a narrative thriller puzzle game where players investigate mysterious disappearances using a cursed phone’s interface. While offering intuitive gameplay and engaging dialogue, the game’s horror elements fall short. It features multiple endings and an atmospheric build-up but has been critiqued for underdeveloped mechanics and an anti-climactic deus ex machina ending. Despite its flaws, it provides a polished detective experience and is available on PC and mobile platforms.

Read More »

SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams is a comment on gaming addiction (and peeing birds)

Simulacra: Pipe Dreams is another found-phone-game and a successor to Simulacra as well as Sara Is Missing from Kaigan Games. All games have in common that they simulate a phone in your phone. This idea, which can also be found in several other mobile games like A Normal Lost Phone, helps to get more involved into the game – the immersion rises. So, also this spin-off of Simulacra feels and behaves like a phone of a nameless person or like “your” phone.

Read More »