Diane’s daughter has gone missing, and they’ve found her phone.

It’s a race against time, battery, and memory to search for clues about her disappearance, while discovering the intricacies and difficulties of a young life in personal crisis.

This experience is part mystery, part puzzle, and part slice-of-life, with rich, immersive elements of voice acting and original musical compositions.

Intuitive gameplay and the core “phone” mechanics mean players will naturally acclimate to the interface, and must rely on their own drive and intuition to solve the disappearance.

CONTENT WARNING: This game explores moments of intense grief, and difficult moments in relationships.

This experience was made in 72 hours by Cercle Games for the Ludum Dare Jam 42.

Mac users! May only work in Firefox

For the highest quality experience, please download the the PC or Mac version.

V1.26- Jam - Build -Fixed bug in password script
V.2.0 - Post-Jam Version: New events, multiple bugs fixed, music/text/call features added

Stuck on the Notes Password?: Don't worry, Here's a Hint!

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It's a black screen to me , i can't play it

Really loved this game! My only complaint would be that I couldn't figure out the notes password without the hint. I looked everywhere it seemed like and idk if i missed a clue that told me what it was or helped to figure it out. Overall though loved it and was a fun game.


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This is a beautiful game it made me cry.

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i wish there were subtitles so i could know what they were saying because i play this game at school and they dont let us have headphones :l
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I don't know how you two made this in 72 hours but you both need an award for this performance of a game. Not only is this (albeit relatively small) indie game harboring it's on atmosphere, it can really dive deep into the real world complexities of divorce and it's affect on more than just the parents without making more than a little splash. The realism is off the charts, and I can personally relate to some parts of this story and seeing it go through like this brings up some old memories. It's amazing how so a little peak into someone else's world can open up your own much wider than you could believe. Stupendous job my guys, 100/10

GOD THIS IS A WELL MADE GAME

For 72 hours in the making, this game was done very well! There was plenty of information and perspectives to gather a substantial background of Elle Bug's life. And for the amount of time put in to developing, the game wasn't overly simple. It was just the right amount of complex to encourage you to dig around and search for clues. I'm also happy that it didn't end on a terrible note.

Great work!

This is really cool! Great voice-acting, story, and gameplay. I feel for Ellen during the entire gameplay when I listened to the voicemails and read the texts. I would recommend this game! Thanks for making it! 

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i worked it out without any hints in a minute.......

I managed to work it out without the hint! Fantastic game.

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Hello thought this was a pretty interesting game. Found it under the visual novel section. I don' t find this to be  a visual novel but, maybe that's the only  category you thought you could put it under. It's great for a mystery game. Some parts were confusing to me. I'm not sure how I came upon the number for the cabin or, what that really signified.

This game was so amazing! I loved the entire experience. I only struggled a bit with one of the puzzles, the one with the code for the notes, but other than that it was great. I loved the voice acting and just the story in general. 

Considering the amount of people that worked for this game, this was very well done. The voice acting was well done as well! I had a great time playing it, I hope you guys keep up the good work :D

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Only two words: Spectacular work. All the little narrative threads that can be found on the phone end up as part of an incredibly emotional story. The dramaturgy of the ending was just amazing as well... In general, this game shows very clearly how many superficially different parts of our identity we scatter on these little technical marvels. Each app has explained a new part of Ellen's story, and I think that's a little feat to do that in such a short time. This basic scenario in combination with the really fabulous voice-over has absolutely convinced me of your game and I can only hope that it achieves a correspondingly high ranking in the Ludum Dare 42 - your submission would definitely earn it! <3 For that reason, I hope that my article about your game gets even more people to try it out for themselves. :) I also uploaded a playthrough video. <3 I wish you good luck and look forward to your future projects!

Best wishes,
Sebastian

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Really amazing game i love it!!!!

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I love this game, but I'm very, very stuck. I have gone through every app, and looked at the hint, but I simply cannot figure out the notes password! I feel kind of stupid. I feel like theres something super simple I've just overlooked?

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its the blogger name

the nits of the round table podcast was honestly my favorite favorite part of this it was HILARIOUS

Pai!?!?!?!?!?!

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The fact that you could take notes on everything was what sold me. Wrote a review to tell our fans =]:

https://peachscastle.com/games/puzzler/l-an-interactive-mystery/

I really enjoyed this game! I found the link while scrolling through Tumblr and I'm really glad that I decided to play.  I'm really pleased with the way the messages, notes, and voicemails make the story  believable. I wish there was more to the story or if this was longer! Congratulations on making such a great game! :D

I really enjoyed this even though it was short! I loved the voice acting and the conversations felt very natural. I'd love to play another game like this someday!

"Mom?"


Great game, wishing there was more!