Video Games, mobile games, stalking

No Stranger - A Mobile Game Like No Other

I don't usually review mobile games - for the simple reason that most of them tend to be terrible microtransaction-laden pieces of trash that care more about taking your money than any sort of 'gameplay'. However, No Stranger is a breath of fresh air.

As its tagline describes, No Stranger is 'not a game, but a conversation', and it certainly lives up to that mantra. With a series of conversations with the mysterious character 'Adam', you're led through an interactive narrative that utilises real life websites and media to create a bigger experience.

You might find yourself watching Youtube videos, calling phone numbers, or even scanning through photos trying to find clues. It's an interactive world that's right at your fingertips, and it's far darker than you might imagine.

I can't say much about this game in fear of spoiling it, but this real-time adventure manages to condense a whole heartbreaking world into a few days of gameplay, and it is wholeheartedly worth it. There's no microtransactions, and you can easily run it in the background while you're doing something else. It is totally story-driven, so if you're a fan of that side of things, you'll probably be more into this. You're chatting with a stranger, nothing more, nothing less.

Are we ever really strangers?

Play this game and find out.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Check it out!

Game contains mentions of stalking, abuse and suicide.

Emma Maguire