Scriptic: Detective Story

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3.43K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this game

"Scriptic is reinventing gaming for the crime podcast age" WIRED

We have a new name! Dead Man’s Phone app is now Scriptic.


Imagine having the cell phone of a murder victim. Finding intriguing clues in their personal messages, photos & apps. Introducing Scriptic – a mobile-first detective drama – starring YOU as the lead detective.

Start your journey as a London Yard murder detective, investigating and solving murders through the smartphone of the victims:

- Search the victim’s personal messages, photos & apps for clues
- Command your police team on the ground
- Conduct *FaceTime* Interrogations
- Receive Calls
- Affect News Headlines
- Find the Killer


Run an ENTIRE murder investigation from your phone. Take a journey through six episodes including an alternate ending.

If you love enigmatic TV crime dramas, you will be hooked by Scriptic.
Fans say it feels like a true detective crime story.

The murder-mystery game reimagined for the digital age.

Scriptic is a totally live-action experience featuring an ensemble cast of actors. Get up close and personal with criminal minds. Talk with police colleagues. Maybe even make friends?

Join the fans only conversation on our Discord channel.


The app pushes the boundaries of immersive, interactive storytelling – your detective partner in the narrative, DCI Michael Sutherland, is voiced by a REAL murder detective, Detective Sergeant Simeon Cryer. We’re the only app of our kind to pursue this level of realism.

Det Sim Cryer has spent 20 years as murder detective in the Bristol Major Crime Team pioneering the use of data in crime-solving.

As Scriptic narrative consultant, Sim has helped root the story and your choices in his journey and lived-experience.


Your choices as a detective have impactful & lasting consequences – and can radically alter the narrative.

Run your case with professionalism & integrity OR be ruthless in pursuit of your goals. Only YOU can decide.


16-year-old, Jerome Jacobs, is pushed from the twelfth floor of a London tower block. Jerome is a smart, talented and popular young man. His death stuns the community.

Run the Jerome Jacobs murder investigation from your phone.

Investigate the mystery of redman, uncover strange things going on episode by episode and bring Jerome’s killer to justice.

Search Jerome’s chat histories, photos & social media for clues
Experience & understand Jerome’s life in a unique and powerful way
Delve into criminal minds and uncover strange things
See your choices affect national news headlines

Only you can decide what happens. Become a true detective and bring Jerome’s killers to justice. Find out details about Jerome’s journey. Uncover strange things. Manage discord between your fellow officers. Understand criminal minds and victims alike. Learn to love your job and bear the horror. Can you find who is responsible for Jerome's death in this detective story full of mystery, love and crime? Be a part of Jerome’s journey and uncover strange things.


A world famous influencer is brutally murdered. With her phone, find yourself in the murky depths of her online reality. To hunt down the killer you need to shine a light on some painful truths. Life was not so picture perfect for Gemma Dream.

This game is perfect for you if you like stories about horror, crime, mystery and strange things. Our fans say our characters and story feel so real. You only need to read our reviews to see our fans are raving! Time flies when playing every episode of this interactive game full of crime, mystery and love.

Join our fans only conversation on our social channels.

Instagram: @deadmansphone
TikTok: @deadmansphone
Reddit: /r/DeadMansPhone
Updated on
19 May 2022

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3.43K reviews
N Wolf
7 May 2022
Overall an exceptional detective story based game. The story really captured how dire situations were and how frustrated one would genuinely be trying to bring justice in an unjustice world. To be honest the only downside of the game is that there's technically only one ending that could be potentially avoided if the option of leaving the third party out the loop was available at times. But overall even though there's only one real ending, I will genuinely say it's the most realistic ending.
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Alyii Della
2 May 2022
Now this is my personal opinion - you might enjoy this game, but as for me I had some pros and cons. Cons: Deducted three stars because you don't really have much of a choice in things. You just mainly follow along in a story. At times it was quite boring.. Pros: I liked that they gave you the option to skip time while waiting for things without having to watch an ad or pay for anything. Plus one star. Finished it in 1 day and it was alright. I recommend playing "Duskwood" - captivating.
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ashley e
10 January 2022
This is so much more than a game. It influences the way you will see the world from now on, if you hadn't known about these things before. I had no idea that it would be about a topic so important, but the ways you can interact with the suspects and your colleagues really makes it a thrilling choice-based game which shows you just how much your actions have, intentional or not, consequences you never would've wanted. Aside from the story, the setup is amazing and immersive. However there are some glitches with videos, not showing responses until you reload the app, and crashing. Even with these issues, it was so worth it.
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