Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (131 reviews) - 96% of the 131 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,542 reviews) - 98% of the 2,542 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2015

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August 11

Steam Workshop Support + Expanded Soundtrack!

Update 1.2 is here! The short version: mods are now supported and you can grab new modules, missions, a bus that can’t go below 50MPH, and more through Steam Workshop! Plus, we’ve expanded the soundtrack with seven brand new tracks from Liam Sauvé! And to celebrate, you can save 34% on the game for the next week!

Official update discussion thread

Steam Workshop & Mod Support:
The Steam Workshop is now open for business! New modules, new missions, new widgets, a huge bomb with up to 23 modules on it, a driveable bus, even a controller for your Hue lights, and more! Check out some of the great mods that have already been created:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfNS46sQd1c

You can try these out for yourself by subscribing to items in the workshop and then running the game.

If you want to try your hand at making a mod yourself, check out our modding tool kit

You can chat about mods here in the Steam Workshop discussion forum.

Big thanks to all the mod-makers so far and to all the testers who tried out the mod beta preview!

New Soundtrack:
We’re thrilled to be including seven brand new tracks from Liam Sauvé in this update. Liam’s new tunes follow up on his original work to deliver more tension-building fuel for your bomb defusing exploits as well as some much needed relief during those brief moments of downtime between missions.

The new tracks are included in the game for free in today’s update and we hope you like them! If you’re interested in supporting Liam and his work, you can also purchase the soundtrack right here on Steam. Save 10% for the first week!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/515240/

Update Notes:
  • Mod and Steam Workshop support added
  • New soundtrack added
  • Hardware cursor acceleration to reduce mouse latency when playing with v-sync enabled
  • Improved “second screen” manual functionality when playing in VR with zooming, panning, and two-page view
  • Updated Oculus support to version 1.6
  • Fix double cursor on OS X
  • Fix ‘bounce’ when rotating bomb
  • Fix timer overlay not appearing when mirroring VR view

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June 29

Over 10 Million Bombs Served

Since the launch of the game in October there have been more than 10 million attempts to defuse a bomb in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Around 4 million of those attempts were successful! The other 6 million... not so much. Regardless, 31 million modules have been disarmed successfully and that's something to be proud of!

When Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes started out as a small prototype game a little over two years ago we could not imagine that it could grow to reach so many people. We're honoured to have great fans like you!

Happy defusing!
- Allen, Ben, and Brian

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Reviews

“Verdict: Buy, buy, buy. A must-have video game.”
Ars Technica

“...you'll have a lot of close calls as you're sweating bullets down to sometimes literally the last second.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“I loved playing Keep Talking. I think it’s the most fun I’ve had in a cooperative game in a long time. I’d recommend it to everyone. I wish I was playing it right now.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

Includes Steam Workshop Support

Mod support has been added! Check out the Steam Workshop to try out new modules, missions, a driveable bus, a double bomb with up to 23 modules, sound packs, and much more!

About This Game

In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Everybody has a role to play whether they are defusing the bomb or not. Swap out between rounds and share the experience with all of your friends!

Puzzle solving and communication skills - and maybe a few friendships - will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.

Features

  • Challenging puzzles that will test the limits of your communication skills… and friendships?
  • A different bomb every time! Procedurally generated puzzles keep the action fresh.
  • Local multiplayer party game – A great way to experience VR with all of your friends at the same time!
  • Only one copy of the game needed! If you can talk to the bomb defuser, you can be their expert! Try using your favorite voice chat service and playing remotely.

The bomb defusal manual is freely available at http://www.bombmanual.com and can be printed or viewed on a tablet or any other web-enabled device.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB DirectX 9 or higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A printed copy of the Bomb Defusal Manual or an additional web-enabled device to view the Bomb Defusal Manual is required. The Bomb Defusal Manual is freely available at www.bombmanual.com . Gamepad required for play with Oculus Rift or Oculus DK2. Oculus Rift or Oculus DK2 required for VR play.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
    • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Processor
    • Graphics: 256MB or higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A printed copy of the Bomb Defusal Manual or an additional web-enabled device to view the Bomb Defusal Manual is required. The Bomb Defusal Manual is freely available at www.bombmanual.com . Virtual reality not supported.
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rocjard
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game is great at a party. It has a bit of a learning curve for new players, but once they understand the different modules it's a blast! Actually, hopefully not.
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joozek78
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
One of the best party games I've ever played. If the timer says I have only 18hrs it's because it's so intense, me and my friends got 180hrs worth of fun out of it.
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Shiegurl
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
LOVE THIS GAME!! While there are couple of puzzles that I am utterly useless at, it is still a lot of fun to play with family and friends.

Highly recommend.
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9
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Never has a game given me so much pleasure in such a short ammount of time. Play this with your friends, your family, Hell, even play it with strangers! It is sure to get the whole room laughing while the other two+ people are swearing at each other. Almost all of the modules are entertaining while one in particular is rather impossible. (looking at you morse code!)

Seriously tho, get this game and have the time of your life.

10/10
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SBthePOTATO
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Havent played the Steam version much but I've played the VR only version on my Samsung Gear VR device and since its the same game I think its fair that I comment on it here.

Its insanely fun to play.
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싱싱한 배추(Fresh Cabbage)
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Keep Exploding and Nobody Talks

10/10
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[EEG] BruscarComhlánaigh
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
A great Game!
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Rockzo
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is my new Drinking game.
11/10
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Ebs
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Absolutely brilliant.
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Mini Dew
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
This is a game of honesty, so make sure you don't have ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ friends

You work with a partner (or many partners) to defuse a bomb. It starts super easy but gradually escalates in difficulty. Your fate lies in the hands of a buddy or buddies with several pieces of paper (literal paper, you have to print the manual or read it as a pdf).

One small oversight I noticed. Since you have to get the manual via the internet, you could very easily not have a partner in this and just go solo, but its easier to scream at someone else when you lose than to scream at yourself.

9/10, that's not how Simon Says works game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
104 of 107 people (97%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is amazing...get it!!!

Me defusing and my girlfriend giving the instructions....

I had not seen the instruction book at is point...(my bad)
We had just printed it out and she had literally 10 seconds to glance at it and we were on our first bomb..."how hard can it be???"...I've watched Speed, we will be fine.

I thought I was a bomb disposal expert and our amazing work was all down to me. It was her fault when we exploded and I just kept thinking "Come on...JUST TELL ME what wire to cut", "Thanks a lot, we just blew up....you fool", etc. etc.

We then swapped and I took a look at the instruction booklet!!! I now feel much shame.

She gave me "one of those looks", I said sorry, we exploded a lot. I am slowly beginning to build bridges in our relationship and she is now talking to me again. We might get through this.

10/10 would jeopardise relationship again.

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100 of 117 people (85%) found this review helpful
159 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
The fastest and most enjoyable way to put yourself and your friends on the NSA watch list.
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42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
An awesome multiplayer game. What's cool about it is that only one person needs to buy it so that you can play it (the others look at the manual online). You can play with your friends on Skype, but then only the buyer can defuse the bomb.

You can approach it very seriously, and it becomes a game with a lot of thinking in which you try to find the best strategies to avoid wasting time. You can also decide to approach it more casually, and it becomes a nice game about communication to bring at parties (or to play with less serious friends). In the end, I think it suits all types of players, even people who don't enjoy video games.
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A friend and I played this game over the phone. We're probably on a watch list.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I just cannot say enough good things about this game. As my 72.2 hours indicates, I'm thoroughly addicted. This game effectively tests your communication skills with your friends. The player has a bomb filled with puzzles that, if unsolved, will cause the bomb to explode. Luckily, your friend(s), the expert(s), has a pdf which contains detailed instructions on how to solve said puzzles. This game is far and away the best trust-building exercise I have ever seen, because unlike most, it is genuinely fun and something that could be done all day.

Now, a lot of other people have written overwhelmingly positive reviews for this game, so I'm going to focus on the little things that make this game a masterpiece.

The soundtrack. This isn't a music or rhythm based game, so the soundtrack is not essential to the gameplay experience. Despite this, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has the perfect soundtrack. The pressure you feel as the countdown timer on the bomb approaches 0:00.00 is, I think, largely due to the swelling music.

The difficulty curve is fantastic. The first bomb is guaranteed to start off with the three easiest modules in the game, and more and more complicated modules gradually get introduced over time. After you learn all the modules, you have to deal with needy modules. After that, the game becomes a test of how quickly and efficiently you can relay information to your partner for the hardest bombs. My only warning is not to go into free play too early, since you'll likely get modules that you're not ready for, which will be frustrating and not very fun.

Adding Steam Workshop support is simply genius. Now anyone can make their own mods. For those worrying about running out of things to do, not only is the free play option a source of infinite challenges, but the workshop is spitting out new modules so quickly that sooner or later it'll be impossible to get to know them all.

I've never played with VR, but I can only imagine that adds to the experience.

Get out your wallet and buy this game. It's well worth the $15 price tag. Seriously. Now. Go. Why are you still reading this?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
An amazing game for those who enjoy video games and those who do not.

You can easily play this with anyone who likes working as a team to accomplish something. I'd say KTANE is more of a board game than a video game. At least, that is what you say to convince people to play with you.

The game works with people in the same room as you and with people miles away from you.

I can't wait for different manuals to be released if that happens.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Great fun on tabletop night. which was odd, because my laptop was the only game on the table. at first they balked at the idea of a com♥♥♥♥r game on tabletop night but after one round every single one of them was asking for another round. It was amazing, and made further challenging when we broke out handheld radios and separated the groups into different rooms.

The controls are simple and intuitive.
The progression through chapters increases the difficulty gradually and introduces the more difficult modules at the right time.
Working together, or not, in some cases can add real tension to the experience.
Cant say enough about this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Excelente juego, ideal para cuando estan todos alcoholizados.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
A nice game where one person goes to an online manuel and the other describe what is on the bomb and is told how to defuse it in a certain amount of time with a certain amount of fails.
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