Strange Telephone is a 2D adventure game in which the player explores strange worlds created with merely 6 digits, and has multiple endings.
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Very Positive (97) - 88% of the 97 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 21, 2019

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January 23

Strange Telephone Development History #0055

On this day three years ago (5/3/2015), when I began developing Strange Telephone, I drew up some pixels based on this telephone. From that point on it continued to evolve, eventually bringing forth "Graham the Telephone".📞 #StrangeTelephone
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January 22

Ver. 2.01 Update

Hi All

We have just updated Strange Telephone with the following updates:

  • Fixed bug causing displays for Endings, Library, and Settings to disappear (provisional).
    *As we were unable to reproduce this bug in certain environments, we have fixed the process that was assumed to be causing this bug to occur.
  • Fixed bug preventing scan line settings from being applied outside of the title screen and settings screen.
  • Fixed bug causing "Kakukaku" to freeze.
  • Fixed bug causing encounters with Geo-1 and Geo-2 to occur in reverse order.

Since we have fixed bugs concerning save data (provisional), updating from ver. 2.00 may prevent the game from loading properly (i.e.: save data may not load properly) in some environments.
If you experience crashes after loading the game or freezes in the loading progress bar, you may need to delete your save data.

Save data location:
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\LocalLow\HZ3 Software\StrangeTelephone2.0\
Delete the "Data.hz3" file in the above folder.

The "AppData" folder is a hidden folder. Click "View" or "Display" at the top of Explorer, then find the "Show hidden folders" item and check the box to make hidden folders visible.

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About This Game

Strange Telephone is a 2D adventure game in which the player explores strange worlds created with merely 6 digits, and has multiple endings.

The protagonist Jill is trapped in a dark world with a large door floating before her. She is aided by Graham, who takes on the form of a telephone. Making phone calls with Graham creates various worlds that can be explored. In each of these worlds are items to be found, including the key that will lead to her escape.

Developer's Voice

This is a 2D adventure game in which the main characters - Jill and Graham - must escape from the world in which they've been trapped. I feel that it turned out to be a very unique and original game, featuring all the trappings of a classic indie title: the pixel art graphics, animation, music, and more.
This is sort of a "behind the scenes" anecdote, but the game was designed and built upon the foundation of a "hidden story" which isn't directly explained. All of the eleven various ending movies, characters, object designs, etc. were meticulously put together in such a way as to contain parts of the "riddles" used in unravelling this hidden story. I feel that if you can manage to read between the lines and figure some of this stuff out, then the world of Strange Telephone can be enjoyed on an even deeper level, so as the developer I really hope that players keep their eyes and ears open as the play through the game and see what they can find.


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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support or greater
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0

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