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 (137 reviews) - 97% of the 137 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,563 reviews) - 98% of the 2,563 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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Shinnizle
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is absolutely fantastic. Most fun I've had in a game in a long while. It's an amazing co-op experience that you can easily play with many players (ended up playing it with 6 people, and it was crazy fun).
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Thor / Igor
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
Maybe one day I'll write a more complete review, but this game deserves my thumbs up NOW and not later :) It's awesome!
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Hydra
17.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is extremely fun, however...

To enjoy this game, you MUST have friends over voice chat or IRL.
This game gets incredibly difficuly incredibly fast and it will test your friendships.

However this game is incredibly fun and addicting with a party.

If you have no friends don't buy this. Seriously, don't.
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mrbuntyking
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
One of the most unique and satisfying games I've ever played. Thanks for this, you beautiful devs.
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B17
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
All these people saying how scary Slender is, or Amnesia or Outlast.

Try defusing a bomb and an alarm go off while doing it.
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bighouse0071
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Quite possibly one of the best co-op games I have ever played and can be played with upwards of two people. I play it over skype with a few other friends who have it, so we switch up who diffuses the bomb and who reads the manual. 10/10 would buy again.
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Pagliacci
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Great game!
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Alishabear
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
A fun mathmatical game for friends and family to enjoy!
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Woodles
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
This is party game gold. It may seem lame to be "stuck" as the person with the bomb diffusal manual, but, as strange as it may sound, I think it's even more fun than the actual bomb diffusing. This is a must have, even if you dont have a person physically in the room with you, you can play this over the phone or Skype. Just do yourself a favor and buy this game.
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The800thCat
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is awesome. I played it with my dad, and here's how it went down: We got through the first three or so bombs fine. We beat that one called "Double the money" or something like that, which has six modules instead of the standard three, so I was feeling pretty confident.

I warn you all, when you play this game, if you are the defuser, make sure to always use a verb while talking.

We solved 3 out of the 4 modules of the next bomb and had no strikes against us so far. We came to a "who's first" puzzle. We hadn't experienced one of those before. We got a couple of strikes and I was getitng worried. I told my dad the word on the screen and he said "Ok, top left button." He meant for me to tell him what the word on the button was but I thought he meant to press it. Boom.

Communication is the only way to survive in this game.

11/10 would blow up again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
58 of 64 people (91%) found this review helpful
81 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
threw me into a terrible flashback when I had to figure out if 0 was an even number or not
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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 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
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Such a fun game and a new favourite to play with friends. It can get laugh-out-loud funny but can turn into a rage game if you take it too seriously. Overall it's a hilarious game and one of the best multiplayers I've seen in a long time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
One of the best co-op games out there
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Keep talking (and listening) and nobody explodes!

Worth noting, by default this is a LOCAL multiplayer game, which definitely works well for me for trips with the kids and such. It also works very well over Teamspeak or similar, because the manual is downloadable by anyone, and the point is the other player(s) is(are) not supposed to be able to see the defuser's screen as they play (and you're not supposed to look at the manual). The adrenaline spike and the requirement to communicate clearly with your experts and let them ask you all the right questions make it that much more intense.

As the expert, you can view the manual in paper form or on the web. You need to be able to ask the right questions and listen for extra details from the defuser, and not get frustrated when things don't line up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
A wonderful game to play with your significant other or a great friend. I've had hours of fun with my boyfriend playing this and I'd reccomend anyone with a friend to play with to try it.
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