ElectricNoir has launched a new interactive crime drama. Can you unravel the mystery of the Dead Man’s Phone?
Can you solve the mystery of the Dead Man’s Phone? Mobile phone owners always have many apps and games installed on their devices. Whether it be a puzzle game, an interactive experience, or a Match-3 game. There is bound to be at least one installed. However, the BAFTA-nominated London Studio, ElectricNoir has launched a new interactive crime drama for devices. And it is a timely drama too.
The drama is named ‘Dead Man’s Phone‘. It is a mobile-first ‘Found Phone’ interactive crime drama. It places you directly into the shoes of a New Scotland Yard police officer. You are tasked with investigating the murder of a young black man. The drama tackles head-on the ongoing issues regarding police profiling. Racism and gang-related violence on the streets.
ElectricNoir has worked closely with young black actors and a real-life police detective. What they have created is a drama that refuses to shy away from tackling controversial issues. It is timely in today’s world. You will be in charge of the investigation throughout. Full details can be seen here:
Immerse yourself in an intimate tale of murder and deception with the new interactive mobile crime drama Dead Man’s Phone
Nominated for a BAFTA Mobile Game of the Year 2020 award, the interactive crime drama tells the story of murdered black teenager Jerome Jacobs
Not afraid of tackling challenging topics head-on, the interactive game tells real human stories inspired by modern societal issues around race
A first in episodic interactive entertainment, Dead Man’s Phone is defining a new genre of immersive mobile investigation apps
Tuesday 30th March 2021, London – ElectricNoir, an innovative storytelling mobile game studio, has announced the launch of its new mobile-first “found phone” interactive crime drama, Dead Man’s Phone. The BAFTA-nominated mobile game puts you in the shoes of a Scotland Yard homicide detective, investigating the murder of a young teenager, Jerome Jacobs, pushed to his death from a South London tower block in Peckham. Inspired by the nation’s obsession with true crime, and our love of solving mysteries, Dead Man’s Phone offers a fully immersive experience on mobile for the first time.
With access to Jerome’s phone, unleash your inner detective to investigate and solve the case by hunting for clues using his personal messages, photos, and social media. Your story evolves as you utilize in-game tools, including a news app reporting each arrest you make, maps to track the live location of suspects, a social media app for launching viral campaigns, and Zoom to conduct remote police interviews. Solve the crime your way with multiple-choice responses to suit your investigation style, and remain in control of how the narrative unfolds.
Former British homicide detective Sim Cryer worked closely with ElectricNoir as a consultant to make the experience as authentic as possible, alongside lending his voice to the final experience as a chief inspector to help you navigate the mystery. Dead Man’s Phone strives to spotlight important social issues typically not highlighted through the medium of video games.
Nihal Tharoor, Founder & CEO of ElectricNoir, said: “We created Dead Man’s Phone in order to tell an intimate, complex, and meaningful story about the death of a black teenager in London. So often relegated to a simple news headline, working on mobiles allowed us to create an accessible experience with a really poignant message that would reach a much wider audience. Traditional cinema, TV, and literature mediums aren’t currently equipped to deal with this mobile-first ecosystem and we felt it was important to introduce a new method of storytelling to reflect the interactive world we live in.
“The ongoing lack of representation of BAME stories in gaming, TV, and entertainment was also something we wanted to address, giving young BAME actors, musicians and other creatives a platform to show and grow their talent.”
Tafari Golding, who plays the role of Jerome in the game, commented: “Being a part of the Dead Man’s Phone project has been a dream come true. The last 12 months in particular have proven that more needs to be done to improve relationships between police and the BAME community, and I believe that this experience will highlight some of the biggest issues that still remain.
“I was heavily involved in shaping the project from the beginning, sharing my personal insight into the language used in the script and making sure we told the story that we’re all human. As a result, ElectricNoir has created a truly authentic experience that highlights marginalized societies, showcasing the hidden issues in Britain. These issues typically haven’t been captured in mobile games before, and I hope that this is the catalyst that will change that.”
EE GAME OF THE YEAR CONTENDER
Nominated for the EE Mobile Game of the Year Award at this year’s BAFTA Games Awards; the full Dead Man’s Phone first season will unfold across a total of six episodes. All of which are available for free now on iOS and Android.
UK hip-hop label, Defenders Entertainment, has also partnered with ElectricNoir to supply all the music for season one of Dead Man’s Phone. The full soundtrack will be released on Spotify and Apple Music later this year.
WHERE TO DOWNLOAD
Dead Man’s Phone season one is free to play and available from today on iOS and Android:
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/dead-mans-phone/id1389763112
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