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!
User reviews:
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Overwhelmingly Positive (166 reviews) - 97% of the 166 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,307 reviews) - 98% of the 2,307 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2015

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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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June 23

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on Sale for 34% off!

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is on sale for the first time since it's launch in October! Grab it now for 34% off or as a part of the Party Games Bundle for an additional 15% off the sale price.

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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

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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Overwhelmingly Positive (166 reviews)
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JohnnyRamrod
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
WOW. Just. wow. Seriously.

I have no idea if this game idea is really unique or not, but what I do know is I've never played a computer game that genuinely crosses over into non-computer game territory before, and this game does it VERY well. Played it with my wife - not a gamer at all. We couldn't get enough. And we just used it on a laptop. In VR this would be even better.

Also want to point out there is replayability here. It's not perfect replayability - once you've read the manual and know the modules, you develop better strategies so you do improve. But to be honest that's a good thing as it gets quite a bit harder.

Nothing beats the first time you are facing a new module though - particularly as the expert reading the manual.

This game is a very very good game. It is a great deal of fun. Get some friends together who enjoy:

- a bit of pressure
- communicating
- logic and tough puzzles
- a bit of pressure
- some stress
- each others company
- did i mention a bit of pressure????

Get it. Seriously. It's really, really good.
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ODB
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
great party game
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dogamutis
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Me and my brother had tons of fun although, if your reading the manuel, the player diffusing the bomb will get triggered



10/10
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iG | iViscosity
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Such a fun game. Played it with my friends, they all loved it too.

Also, I defused the First Bomb in less than a second

10/10 would friends again
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OmikronIE
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Got the girlfriend gaming!
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Fish
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Buy this game if you have friends or family that you can play it with.

If you don't, ehhhh. Go play solitaire.

Highly reccommend it if you have people to play with though. Having more people is fun too, then people can specialize in certain modules.
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Rusty
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Incredibly fun! Has a bit of a learning curve but once you defuse a few it becomes addicting. Best played with others in person or talking to someone online.
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sir_real
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is a great co-op game that you can even play over the phone. It can be very challenging but you can scale it to whatever is fun for you.
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Zro0131
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is explosive. What else can I say?

Besides making you nervous and stressed out with a timer to keep track of, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has impressed me in many, many, ways. Having only played 4.3 hours of this game to this point, I'm impressed with everything. The mechanics, the difficulty, the ability to play with friends. There's so many things I can cover. The concept of this game is very unique, with tactical communication between 2 or more people in order to defuse an exploding box. The difficulty increases very, very slightly when progressing with each bomb, which helps the players to get good at the game without even realizing. The combinations of modules on the bomb are virtually endless, which helps to create nearly endless hours of fun and defusing. Freeplay is a great addition to this game, as it helps to keep the game alive after you have completed all of the missons. This is one of the greatest games I've played in the year of 2016 with an exceptionally low cost. I absolutely recommend this product to just about anybody.

My Rating: 10/10
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Sweeps69
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is great fun to play with friends. The layout of the game is great and really funny when defusing the bomb whilst your friend is reading out the bomb manual. 10/10 Would buy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
190 of 209 people (91%) found this review helpful
187 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
"Ok I see 6 wires." - me
"Cut the fourth wire" - friend
"Are you sure? Are you sure there isn't any serial code stu-" - me
"Just cut the fourth wire!!" - friend
"How do you know it's right" - me
"JUST" - friend
"BU-" - me
"CUT IT" - friend
"FINE, BUT IF WE DIE" - me
*cuts fourth wire* *was correct*
"YOU WERE RIGHT!" - me
"Told you!" - friend
"How? You didn't even look at the manual" - me
"We've been playing this for 10 hours straight" - friend
"Ok, now we have morse code" - me
*1 millisecond passes*
"SHOUT, 3.505" - friend

10/10, this game made him an absolute genius. I love you, developers.
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148 of 173 people (86%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Cut the random wire. Bomb defused. 1 second left.


12/10 Would yell at my friends again.





And PS: ♥♥♥♥ the Venn diagrams!
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106 of 125 people (85%) found this review helpful
135 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
*10 seconds left*
"Alright, cut the red wire."
"THEY'RE ALL RED"

10/10 would get murdered by friend again
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67 of 84 people (80%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Me: there is a red button that says press
Friend: okay hold until flashing light
Me: (after 10 seconds) nothing is happening
Friend: maybe just wait
Me: there is only 20 seconds left
Friend: the manual said hold the blue button until a flashing light
Me: I SAID RED
Friend: well ♥♥♥♥
BOMB GOES OFF
10/10 would relive situation again
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76 of 99 people (77%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Cut the wire.
BOOM.
I mean don't cut it.

10/10
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
The closer you are to the person you're playing with, the easier, and probably more fun, this game will be. Inside jokes and things of that nature will definitely come into play to make some of the things in the guide easier to translate to your partner.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Never have i been so agitated because someone droped a piece of paper onto the floor.
Never have i been so relieved after pressing a button.
Never have i been so flustered at someone who cant speak a language i can speak.
Never have i been so stressed at trying to solve a puzzle.
Never have i been so glad to pay 15 bucks for a game.

10/10, would purchase nervous breakdown inducer again.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Public Review on behalf of the Opium Pulses Steam group

Few words about the game
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game where you're playing the role of the sapper in a closed room, alone with a bomb. Your only hope lies in your friends, who are in possession of the manual how to defuse it. But there's one catch - they're unable to see it, so you better prepare your throat to talk a lot. A lot and quickly!

Advantages
  • Awesomely fun concept that will keep you entertained for hours
  • Nice, pleasant to the eye, 'soft' graphics
  • I've actually learned most of the morse code so I can pretty much say it's educative!
  • Easy to navigate menu
  • Bomb manual is nicely and clearly written (with projects in multiple languages!)
  • Game is not hardware-demanding at all so it can be easily run on most of the PCs
  • Bomb and its modules are randomly composed, which only boosts the replayability
  • Easy controls that requires only the mouse

Disadvantages
  • Even though bomb is random every time, instructions are not. They should be renewed and changed every now and then

Summary
This game is simply amazing! I've had a ton of fun playing it with a few of my friends (as a defuser and a manual crew) and we're still not bored of it, even better - we really want to play more and get better at it! The only thing that kinda slows us down is the fact that after a while of playing, you simply start to remember rules of defusing yourself and it's not a problem for defuser to defuse few modules even without any use of manual - that's why in my opinion it should be changed from time to time, even a little bit. But except that, I have literally nothing to complain about, this game is surprisingly thought through. Difficulty of bombs throughout the levels is nicely aligned, so there's no "gap" that would stop people from finishing it. Literally one of the best co-op games I've ever played! It should be perfect for a drinking game with friends at home *wink wink*

Personal score
9 / 10

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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Finally a game to play with wife!

10/10 - Would blow up for her again.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Great game to play with friends, played with girlfriend, we now have trust issues...
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