The multi-ending 2D adventure game Strange Telephone, developed by HZ3 Software and published by Playism, is now available on Steam. Players travel around a strange pixel world that is automatically generated when making a phone call.
The game’s story begins with Jill trapped in a dark world with a large door floating in front of her. Graham, an aid, takes on the form of a telephone where each call placed through Graham creates a new world to be explored. Each world has items that need to be located including the key that allows Jill to escape.
From the Strange Telephone trailer, some of the worlds have an almost whimsical look and feel with similarly playful music. However, each world, even the more whimsical ones, have a darker atmospheric tone more fitting to the game’s premise.
There are 11 different endings for Strange Telephone each with their own ending movies. All of the expected features of a classic indie title are included such as fascinating pixel art graphics, carefully designed animations, and captivating music.
Originally released for mobile with critical acclaim, Strange Telephone lands on PC with Ver. 2.0. The PC version is a huge upgrade from the original mobile release with new stage designs, items, and characters. Every character that players meet have character introductions.
Strange Telephone is available January 21, 2019 on Steam for $4.99 USD. The game has language support for English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. A special promotion for $4.49 USD runs until January 28, 2019.
HZ3 Software is an indie game developer from Japan and was founded by Yuta Kusahara (@yyuta342 Twitter) who is a game designer and pixel artist. Playism, Strange Telephone’s publisher, specializes in localizing and publishing indie games while bringing games that Japan, America, and the world have to offer.