2022

NYX Game Gold

Unknown Number: A First Person Talker

Entrant Company

Godolphin Games

Category

PC Game - Puzzle

Client's Name

Godolphin Games

Country / Region

United Kingdom

*Can you save the world… using nothing but your voice!?*



‘Unknown Number: A First Person Talker’ is an innovative voice-controlled adventure for PC – experienced entirely through a series of interactive “phone calls”.



It tells the story of a high-stakes heist aboard an abandoned oil rig, that all starts a mysterious voicemail. Before long, you’ll be cracking passwords, tricking guards, impersonating oil executives, and fighting the climate apocalypse, all with your voice.



Use your voice to:

-NAVIGATE a maze-like oil rig under time pressure

-DECODE cryptic passphrases to unlock treasure vaults

-MANIPULATE henchmen into abandoning their guard posts

-PLEDGE your allegiance to a creepy underground eco-movement

-IMPERSONATE high-profile oil execs on conference calls

-MAKE crucial moral decisions that impact the story

-And of course, TELL your fair share of knock-knock jokes



Along the way you’ll be talking directly to a rich cast of fully-voiced characters. Chief among those characters are Amanda and Ethan – the two eco-warriors who dialed your number by mistake, in the chaos of a botched heist.



The game also includes several ARG elements - such as using real-world websites to solve in-game puzzles. The first of these is the website for SLIGOIL - a fictional petrochemical company, headed up by multi-billionaire Lara Sligo. As the fates of Amanda, Ethan, and Lara entwine, it’s up to the player to untangle an increasingly complex moral quagmire… and maybe, just maybe, get out alive. Will you answer the call?

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Credits

Creative Director
Thomas Keane
Technical Director
Ben Copsey
Narrative Director
Roland Walters
Art Director
Ariel Martin Perez
Audio Director
Finn Keane
Animation Directors
Studio Goblin
Executive Producer
Byron McNally
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Entrant Company

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Category

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Country / Region

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Category

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Country / Region

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Country / Region

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Category

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Country / Region

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