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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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:

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!

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

“'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.


  • 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 and can be printed or viewed on a tablet or any other web-enabled device.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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 . Gamepad required for play with Oculus Rift or Oculus DK2. Oculus Rift or Oculus DK2 required for VR play.
    • 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 . Virtual reality not supported.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game is even better than I thought it would be. My boyfriend and I are separated by long distance, and we each got a copy of this game so we could play back and forth diffusing bombs. It is such an amazing connector for us. The pace is fast and extremely stressful in the best way possible (I even accidentally gave myself a stress headache last time we played). It never gets old either, even though theres a limited set of puzzles you could have, they always prove to be difficult with plenty of misunderstandings. I completely recommend this game for everyone, especially friends who think they are extremely close and want to test out their communication skills.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This game is impressive. I picked it up to play with my family, and after two hours, I can see spending MANY more playing it., and practicing our skills.

As a note, I do not have VR and yet was able to fully play this game. The way to play with out VR is to have one player look at the screen, the other player can only look at the manual and the two players communicate among them.

This presents an interesting problem, the two players should not see each other's information and the game wisely lets the players figure out the solution themselves. Of course you CAN cheat but that defeats the point of the game. We came up with one person sits at a computer who's screen blocks the view of the television, and during a different session the person with the manual was in a different room with a cell phone the only communication between the two people. You could technically play with people not in the same house, or even continent, it's up to the player how he wants to play this game, and that actually works well.

The idea of the game is based on pretty much every spy movie. The person who can see the bomb is the hero and is locked in the room with a bomb, however the person with out the bomb is the technician on the line who knows how to defuse the bomb. The game follows a standard progress each time. The defuser who has the bomb has to tell the technician what he sees, and the technician has to go through the manual and figure out how to solve each module of the bomb.

What works here is the first bomb seems crazy, but can be easily defeated. As the player goes to each harder bomb, the bomb gets more complicated, modules are harder, there is more variety in them, and a few of the harder modules get released and moving from the first full set of bombs to the second set of bombs really ups the difficulty. There's at least five different tiers of bombs and each bomb can be played multiple times, as the game randomly generates the bombs.

The fun of the game though is from trying to communicate and solve the bomb with each other's help, and just trying not to blow up. To be honest I have a feeling this is a game that I'll be pulling out at parties, and just having fun with. It reminds me a lot of European board games, because it can be played multiple times without ruining the experience.

Overall I'd recommend this game to anyone who has another person to play with. This is not a game for a single person, but at the same time, it's the perfect game to play with someone who is not a gamer, because it's really a game about communication than gaming skill. My wife had a great time playing it with me and she barely plays anything, and my wife and daughter and I took turns in each role, and had a fantastic time no matter what we were doing. I even had a blast sitting next to my daughter acting like the mad bomber as she solved a bomb, shouting "nerts!" when she solved modules, and laughing evilly when she made a mistake.

If you want to see the manual to help you make a decision, it's available for free at There are a number of videos on Youtube of people playing the game so you can see how the flow of the game goes. The game recently added mod support and it's fully possible for the game to gain additional manuals and modules on top of that (I've not heard if they will, I can only hope so) but it's possible with the technology. But I can say this was an easy purchase because just in the base game, is a fantastically crafted game, both from the technological perspective, and the manual, which can be just confusing enough to challenge anyone the first time they see a new module.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I need friends... :(
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Tried it out with a friend. Bomb exploded on me twice. This is ridiculously hard, but freaking fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This is the complete definition of "easy to learn, hard to master." Worth every penny on sale or not. Great quick party game to play with people in the same room and if your friends are across the country, jump on skype and it's just as much fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Undying_Soul, how many wires are there? Me: three, hurry, 15 seconds left! Ok, are there any red wires? Yes, two! Cut the second wire! Wrong, 8 seconds left! Umm, any blue wires? No, 5 seconds left! Cut the fourth wire! No, your gonna kill me, wrong again, 3 seconds left! Well, it was nice knowing you . . . *silence* Hey man, are you still there? *quite sobbing* Hello!? Huh, your alive? Umm, yeah, I cut the last wire, I'm alive, bomb is diffused 0.325 seconds left! What!? Yep. I though I lost you, *sobbing continues* I wouldn't have forgiven myself this time . . . It's ok
100/10 Excelent game! I do recommend it for parties and fun, intense cooperative play! Also, great alternative for going to the gym, your heart is racing so fast I cannot imagine how many calories I burned in 5 minutes! Heck yeah, I absolutely recommend this game! Only con is, the story sucks :P

*There is no story.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Better than i expected!!!
obviously need great communication to deactivate the bomb.:)

생각했던 것 보다 더 재밌었던 게임입니다!
당연히 소통을 잘해야 폭탄을 해제할수 있겠죠? :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
What is teamwork?
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Awesome game, good way of playing games with friends.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Amazing game! I'm playing it with my girlfriend and she loves it.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
James, the 4 buttons you talked about? Press the one that looks like a diick.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Really awesome game. The gameplay is outstanding. I've been playing with friends and also with my girlfriend and we're always having a blast
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13.2 hrs
Posted: October 24
I've played this with a fair few friends and whilst it is not for everyone, when you find a good team it is very challenging and satisfying ^_^ unironic "high fives* all around ^_^
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10.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Really fun and unique co-op game. If you have someone to play this with I would suggest this game for sure! One of my favorite co-op games to date!
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
Great fun and great for all the family, nothing is going to say christmas in our house like bomb disposal. I like the fact you can revisit the misssions to beat your time or introduce new people to the game. WARNING family arguements may be caused by lack of communication , or a slow manual reader just be aware :)
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
Great game, enough said.
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19.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
Fantastic game. Highly recommended.
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Cmdr Pineapple
12.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Absolutely amazing game to play with family, even those who 'don't like games'. You won't realise how skilled you've become until you play it with someone on their first time. Giving advice is much easier once you've seen the bomb and modules for yourself.

Cannot recommend this highly enough.
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