Independent game developer Sam Barlow "Her Story" is a very special detective game. Unlike other similar games, players do not need to run around, collect clues, but the face of a old computer with a large number of video clips. In the process of watching the video, the player needs to search for keywords, gradually put together the truth. This is the real process of handling the case, and even seem a bit boring, but thanks to the wonderful story and innovative ways, "Story Her" has been the media and the players alike. Recently, Barlow Sam acceptedThe guardianInterview, tells the story of the "Story Her" the development of the story.
Then, he began to read some of the interrogation techniques of the textbook, as well as the police professional manual, in order to understand the reality of the police handling process. He learned that detectives were more than just listening to the suspect's statement, and that they would pay attention to the specific pronoun and tense. From the grammar and the narrative rhythm, they can infer the suspect's psychology, and find the hidden truth behind the narrative. He began to think, how to show this in the game?
Shortly after the game was released, Barlow received calls and emails from some of the TV and media companies. These companies want to make interactive programs, but I do not know where to start, and the "Story Her" is a great inspiration. Currently, Barlow Interlude is working with the creative media company Sam. He served as the company's creative director, involved in the production of a series of interactive video. However, he did not abandon the "Story Her". In January, he announced on Twitter that the next game is being produced. It will continue to "Story Her" creative, but the scene and the role will be new.