Let’s Play Telling Lies Blind Part 1 – Four People, One Big Lie – Her Story Dev’s New Game

Let’s Play Telling Lies Blind Part 1 – Four People, One Big Lie – Her Story Dev’s New Game


I can’t tell if this menu screen is
very confident or minimalistic Hey everybody, its Welonz and we’re
checking out Telling Lies today This game came out in late August and I’ve been meaning to check it out since then, but this and that happened but anyway, we’re finally here This is Sam Barlow’s newest game
and you might know him from Her Story which was a game about sitting here and
watching videos to try to figure out a mystery That if you have no idea what I mean,
it might sound pretty boring, but I liked it, so that’s why we’re here today I think Telling Lies is gonna have similar mechanics but involving a different story of 4 people this time My beloved Annapurna. I love these guys It’s like a full-fledged TV show already (Welonz chuckles) Oh, is it like the, the laptop webcam? “Karen” Well, you can tell Karen’s not a gamer Karen uses a Mac or something;
whatever the hell this is (Welonz chuckles) Welcome to Telling Lies Oh. Do I have control? Yes, I do. All right (Welonz reads the on screen description) Can I move this around? Yes, I can; I have
an external drive, I got Solitaire System options Okay. This file looks interesting (Welonz chuckles) What…? So, I–Kare n I requested some information and somebody got it for me,
but it seems like I’m on the run Okay PDF here Is someone talking outside my house? Oh, my God Well–if you know what Her Story is like,
basically we get this search thing here and then whatever term we search,
i’ll come up with a bunch of videos, that’s what I’m guessing is gonna happen,
so why don’t we just leave the “love” in here? And whatever comes up, it’s because
the word “love” appears in these videos I think this document just tells me how to…
use the system? Oh, there you go, much better Much better We’ll do a quick skim And basically, it’s trying to explain what I just told you which are different, because Some people might just say “George”;
some people might just say “Washington” (Da da da da…) So this is a very powerful.. police tool. This is– related to the government. It’s not just
something that everybody has access to Oh, my God… There’s some kind of clip tools and
while a record is paused (Welonz reads the on screen description) You know what, I think we should just try and look at this (Welonz chuckles)
just use it? Yeah we can bookmark stuff, there’s
histories of previous searches yada yada yada By the way, I do like how you can see
the reflection of the lady here, but I feel like it’s gonna get this distractng in the long term Is that something we can change or–? (Welonz chuckles) It’s kind of scary that
there’s a person behind thing here But it doesn’t seem like…it’s a thing. So this is–the there’s a USB drive
here and this is the database Yeah? Ah, okay That’s what this was; it was all
scrunched up earlier. Look at me Okay, my battery’s charging right now so it’s okay; I don’t have to worry about–the time doesn’t change, though I’m looking at all this stuff and like, not
what I’m actually supposed to be looking at Okay, whatever. Let’s just freakin’
start looking at some of this stuff Welcome to Castle (Welonz chuckles) Uhh… Yeah, okay cool (Welonz chuckles) Cool. My charge is actually going up, that’s kind of cool All right Love, love, love I think I’m on a time limit, right? Because
they mentioned that I’m gonna be arrested? Let’s go with this one. Okay, thanks (Welonz snickers) Is this guy giving an interview or–? No, I think he’s talking to somebody Cuz remember, this is secretly recorded off webcams. I think that’s what’s happening? He’s listening So, we don’t have any context for
whatever the hell this is about, all we know is that there’s 4 people
and 1 big lie so (Welonz chuckles) gonna take a bit more viewing of other stuff
for us to really understand anything here Okay. Hm. So this is one thing that I saw as a criticism of
um–hold on, let me get back to the end here first A lot of people on the Steam user
reviews mentioned that– this is kind of lacking because, if you have a three-minute video, if you want to go back to the very beginning you have to drag it all the way back and it doesn’t seem like there is
a way to move through the timeline quickly Somebody made a patch to improve this to
make it so that you can use the keyboard to– get to the beginning of the video faster.
So let me try this out and see if it works Oh, perfect, hmm/ So what I did just now is,
I pressed Home on my keyboard If you’re playing this yourself, and you want to install
the patch too, I will leave a link in the description but um, yeah, just so you know, this is not
built into the game and it’s a community patch Should I watch this video from the beginning? Earlier, it started playing on the
word “love”, not the beginning Okay. Uhh– Same as before, we watched this full
video, but it’s like, we don’t understand anything about this because, what the Hell’s happening? To get a broader context, probably would
be easier if we just started watching a lot more As far as we can see here, this is
the same guy again and then there’s two different women and something else here All right, but it sounded like he was talking
to somebody on the internet on his computer It’s gonna play it from the beginning Maybe it’s like a long-distance relationship? (Welonz chuckles) Sounds like she had a fun day (Welonz chuckles) This feels very voyeuristic Ahh It’s his kid Wait, okay, yah, I can pause it It doesn’t sound like it’s a girlfriend this
time, maybe a kid? A daughter or a son? But the first one didn’t sound like he was talking to a child though, so talking to different people here Maybe he just moved to a new place Yeah Daughter? Did he move off by himself? Are they divorced? He’s definitely moved into a new place
judging by the background Not divorced (Welonz snickers) Oh, from Ikea? (Welonz chuckles) This is a little bit (Welonz chuckles) You only get one side of the
conversation; it’s kind of hard to work with I wonder if he acted this out by himself. Like, there actually wasn’t somebody
else on the other side? Wait, what he’d say just now at the very end? Maybe she got busy? Hm. By the way, me moving two seconds back like this, this is also part of the patch and looking at it like this, it’s actually kind of baffling that this is not in the
game already to begin with (Welonz chuckles) but hey, at least we have it Hmm Well, we have this guy here, he’s moved These were on the same day Oh. Okay. And ow we have a different woman here From the beginning. Oh, the daughter And then something about the scratchy…
chin beard. “Chin beard” (Welonz chuckles) No, this is the apartment all the Yeah, yeah, he said “baddie apartment” (Imitating guy) “You talking bout this over here, ooh” Oh, no (Welonz chuckles) He’s doing the
hoodie thing with his jacket This feels very voyeuristic I feel weird He’s explaining to her about the Tooth Fairy That’s a good question (Welonz chuckles)
I don’t know, man. Chimneys, like Santa? Exactly Mommy? Is this like an iPad because I can’t imagine
the kid holding an entire laptop like this Or maybe she’s not as young as I think she is Nice shirt by the way, I love it (Welonz chuckles) Nurse? Are those scrubs? “I miss you.” “Alba” Okay, we’re getting some
solid information here, more solid This is the other side of the
other video and we have a man, we have a woman, the woman seems to be a nurse; she’s wearing scrubs here and she mentioned a code blue at work and they have a daughter named Alba And the man moved away. I’m not sure why, but it definitely isn’t because he’s getting a divorce so We’re making progress, making progress I need to write all this down because I feel like, we’re gonna have a lot of information
later on (Welonz chuckles) Another new woman Oh. he beginning. Whoa.
(Welonz chuckles) Oh, whoa (Welonz gasps) Wait Don’t tell me he was like, cheating
on his wife by looking for other women ‘Cuz what was that first video where he
was saying, “I love girls with great smiles”? Oh, my God She’s not waking up (Welonz chuckles) Somebody keeps texting her “Got a nice rind(?) on you” Something-something (Welonz chuckles) She’s the only one I know, out of all these actors here I don’t know if the other people
are like, super famous and stuff too. ‘Cuz this lady was on West World And she’s really pretty Ah Is she a cam girl? Where do I look? (Welonz chuckles) Does this one sound like the
counterpart to the first video we saw? I’m not sure yet (Welonz chuckles) She’s got a really high-end setup The camera seems to be mounted on
something that moves automatically Like that Wow, I never could’ve guessed Whoa, whoa, whoa, woah–
you trying to get me demonetized? (Welonz chuckles) I have no idea what he’d told her So she’s not just a cam girl And probably your money (Welonz chuckles) Oh, my God, this lady is so pretty, it actually scares me Anyway– This is a 7 video; I don’t think it corresponds
to the very first video that we saw But I’m not ruling out that she was talking to him because she was talking to a married man, right? Oh–Does this mean that the word
“love” was found at 3:01? Yeah, okay. We don’t need to watch that again If we go back here– This video was only three minutes long so, no These two correspond to each other.
These two are not. Now, what’s this one? The word love appears twice From the beginning. Oh, another lady Sounds like she’s talking to somebody
she’s trying to get to know Is everybody looking for love here? (Welonz chuckles) She’s at a hotel It’s almost like she’s vlogging But we have the light of a laptop Great singer Okay. She was Skyping with somebody Hm–this lady we don’t know too much about
especially because she hasn’t said her name (Welonz chuckles) Actually The word love let us see the 4 people in this story,
but nobody has said their name so far, we don’t know what to call anybody Except for the daughter, the man’s daughter
is named Alba, and that’s pretty much all I know Hmm, well… Why don’t we try searching for Alba, then? There’s so many different things to go off of here,
but I don’t even know where to begin We’re just gonna not really understand
this until we watch more, pretty much Okay, Alba This is the one where you first found that word More skyping in bed Texas Is that where they are? The mother and the daughter? Oh, somebody’s visiting and they’re from Texas Maybe like a mother-in-law or something “Laura” He looks pissed So he moved away and then– The mother needs help taking care of the daughters and somebody came to their house;
this woman named Laura (Welonz chuckles) Okay Mm, whatever’s going on sounds very stressful. Maybe he moved away for work or something Apparently they have two daughters. Hm. By the way, I’ve been trying to keep notes on my
phone of everything that we’ve seen so far So hopefully that’s gonna help us
remember some of this stuff ‘cuz it seems like, remembering
is gonna be a big thing here Next one. This is…the wife Yeah, it’s the mother Oh, this is the counterpart to the one that we just saw From Texas The mom’s mom is Laura Oh… “David” Grandpa? “Emma” David, Emma. A daughter, alba Mom, Laura Heh, that’s, like, their private greeting or something Okay, we’re making progress The guy–the mother mentioned it too, Laura, but uh, David, Is he may be a police person? She mentioned that he’s off to save the world And his wife said “Go off and catch some bad guys” Okay. So the time–is a pretty big indication of
if it’s like, a parallel video Oh, look at that, there is a three-hour difference. So
he moved to a place with a different time zone That’s probably what’s happened.
The dates, that could be important too This is about a month after he moved, I think?
And this is right before Halloween. “Auwowa” Kid’s so cute Let it go, mom She’s still here The bureau FBI? Do police people usually get their company called like, dopeople regularly say “bureau” in
reference to anything other than the FBI Because if not, then it seems like
maybe David works for the FBI Damn man, it’s been like a month and
a half and Momma’s still here The wife must be going insane This is November 3rd They’ve just been skyping to maintain this relationship Whoa. Steven? Ohh. Bit of anger here Okay The mother-in-law moved over here to help with
the daughters, but she’s getting sick herself So the wife is gonna be even more stressed then. Oh, no Dementia Hm. Okay. All right. Oh, okay.
Hold on, so whenever I search a term, “Alba” returned with 25 records, but only the first 5 came up because they don’t want to
show you everything (Welonz chuckles) So you gotta think of other keywords to find those other records. I think
Her Story was just like that too, so Not too angry about that, I suppose Okay, I suppose we can keep trying to chase this thread down about this family here between these two people. What about “Bureau”? Yeah, 6 records match, good.
Whoa, what the heck is this one? Oh, my God Ohh…my God, this guy is cheating on his wife; not
with the sex worker but with the lady closing up shop What the hell are they talking about? (Welonz chuckles) What?! “Ava” Ava and David are sleeping with each other David is cheating on Emma What the hell was that, though?
They were like, making an ad here? Oh, no Then in the very first video that we saw
where he said, “I like girls with great smiles” He must have been talking to Ava Damn Oh, no… This is February A few months. He’s moved for a few months already hm Go back here Ava or Emma, you scumbag He’s talking to his daughters? They’re asleep. He’s telling a bedtime story to his daughters They have a time zone difference though,
so that’s why he’s already in bed by the time they’re going to sleep What are they saying, what are you looking at? Are you just watching them sleep or–? (Welonz chuckles) Now it’s the wife, Emma He seems stressed (Welonz gasps) The anesthesiologist? Whoa… Ah, you see what’s happening here?
He is sleeping with people, but he’s projecting He definitely is Because are you trying to tell me that, on the 18th, he wasn’t sleeping with this
woman but on the 23rd he was? Yeah Seems like he suspects that Emma is
sleeping with Stephen, the anesthesiologist or her mom Which I feel like is unlikely, but uh, maybe that’s a
thread we can go after Stephen. I will write that down Wow. While we’ve been watching these videos, I’ve been very busy trying to take notes the whole time my goodness. Okay. Uh– Keep going, I guess It would be nice if we can find the equivalent
to this one right away on the other side So maybe instead of watching these ones, can we find a clip that’s 6 minutes and 25 seconds under Stephen? There’s 6 records, but… No, we don’t have an equivalent here. Dang Cheating, how about “cheating”? or “sleeping” “Have you been sleeping with anybody?” (Welonz chuckles) “Sleeping” actually
brings up the sex worker a lot. Oh my God, she’s like taking off her clothes! Am I gonna get demonetized over this? (Welonz chuckles) Um… I want to find the equivalent one
but maybe it’s not gonna be possible It’ll just be easier to mash things together,
but it’s not really a big deal I guess 6:25 Um, hold on Can I make this bigger? It really bothers me
that this window is so dang small Gosh Uhh…The bookmark function? Okay, yeah– we’ll bookmark things that we haven’t
found the equivalent of yet and then we can go back to them later on? That’s probably a better plan here.
So, how did I find that one again, “Bureau”? This one 6:25. We will…how do I bookmark this? (Welonz chuckles) how do I bookmark this? Here Does it add to the specific time? No. It’s fine. Uhh, we can tag it No, no, no, how do I like, add tags or
something? Just says dot-dot-dot Oh, whatever Like that? Well, it’s okay, we only have one item right
now, so I guess it’s not too important Okay, continuing on searching for “Bureau”, I guess Beginning “Operation” “Mike” Names are good ones to put down “Bellevue” So he’s on West Coast and his wife
and kid are on East Coast Not sure what he’s getting angry about here, but it sounds like he’s talking to a woman cuz he mentions– slapping somebody? “Bellevue Lake” Ooh, medical Leave He’s just listening to someone talk I feel like I want to skip forward
a little bit when there’s no talking but it is important to look
at their facial expressions, huh? Is he just searching stuff? He was happy for a second You know, the acting here has to be really dang good to really convey what they’re trying
to convey because there’s no words What’s going on in this one? He seems really distressed Divorce? Wait, first of all, who is he talking to? He said they had something going on here;
both their jobs mess with their brains His wife is a nurse, but I wonder if he
might be talking to the side woman instead He shaved here too. Something to note,I think “Melissa”? Who the hell is Melissa? Oh, my God Whoa, he sounds like he’s gonna cry Ooh… Melissa…Well, his wife is named Emma.
That wasn’t quite it Right, he’s usually shaved, but in July 3rd He was already put on medical leave by the FBI and he shaved and apparently
he’s changed for the better, for the worse? Nobody really knows Okay, I think I’m gonna take a break right here, then It’s always baffling how this works out,
but you start off not knowing a single thing but then by the end here, it’s like “Oh whoa,
things are starting to piece together” And I think so far what, we can tell is that there’s a man named David. There is a woman named Emma We don’t know the name of the cam girl and there is Ava David and Emma are married, David moved away for the FBI job Emma’s really stressed out back home because she’s got to take care of two girls and her mom by herself Meanwhile, David in Seattle and Bellevue.
He is cheating on his wife with Ava So far, that’s what we know and when we
come back, we will look into this even more