Indie hit Strange Telephone is out now on Playism and Steam

Strange Telephone delves into the multi-ending 2D adventure game, developed by HZ3 Software. Travel around a strange pixel world, automatically generated by a 6-digit phone number. Strange Telephone gained critical acclaim upon its smartphone release, and now, Ver. 2.0 has released on PC on January 21st.



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 Comment

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.
– HZ3 Software


  • A unique and enticing adventure game.
  • Fascinating pixel art, captivating music and carefully designed animation.
  • A huge upgrade from the original game released on mobile.
  • 11 different endings
  • New stage designs, items and characters.
  • Character introductions for everyone you meet.


Title: Strange Telephone
Genre: 2D Adventure
Price: $4.99
Release Date: Jan 21st, 2019
Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
Publisher: PLAYISM
Developer: HZ3 Software

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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