Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an award winning puzzle game that requires at least two players. If you’ve had enough of flying round space and shooting rabid zombies then this party game is a breath of fresh air.
There are two roles in ‘Keep Talking’ hence you need a minimum of two players. The first role is that of the bomb disposer – the best analogy would be Bruce Willis who has discovered a huge bewildering bomb strapped to the inside of a building. The second role is that of bomb expert ie the poor old guy who gets woken up and has to take Bruce through a step-by-step guide on how to defuse it. The objective – act as a team and solve the various puzzles that the bomb disposer can see.
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Before starting the game you do need to download (and ideally print out) a 20 page bomb manual that includes all the deciphering required to defuse the bomb. Once you’ve done that one person gets strapped into a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift and loads up the game (bear in mind it can be played without a headset). Immediately they find themselves seated in a creepy dungeon and in front of you, on a table, rests the bomb … ticking away.
It’s then full steam ahead as the bomb disposer has to relay what he sees to the bomb experts in order to get the next instruction. Time is tight so you need to be clear and concise and the key is to communicate effectively.
Is it any good?
Keep talking and nobody explodes is really unique within the virtual reality sector and great fun to play. On the downside although there are a large number of puzzles to solve over time certain puzzles can get a bit repetitive and as such are easily completed. That aside we can envision these ‘two screen’ type games becoming a lot more popular as VR becomes more mass market.