The Lies We Tell Ourselves is a narrative driven psychological horror adventure where a deadbeat with no ambition ends up trapped in a mysterious twisted room that makes him reflect on his life.
In The Lies We Tell Ourselves you are a young man who has achieved nothing with his life. He still lives with his parents, he has no responsibilities and be blows all his money on frivolous items and nights out with friends. Then one night on the way home from celebrating his 27th birthday party he finds himself trapped in a strange room that will make him reevaluate his life (or possibly die in the process!).
The demo build of The Lies We Tell Ourselves sees you trapped in a room with a large chained-up closet, some pipes that are leaking a mysterious gross fluid and an assortment of items that remind you of your life. You’ll need to solve a variety of puzzles to escape the room, and then things start to get REALLY weird!
There are a few things that could be done to make the game a little more easily accessible (such as increasing the interaction distance so that you don’t need to kneel to interact with things that are low down), but other than that The Lies We Tell Ourselves shows a lot of promise. The visual design is excellent, the puzzles are well designed, it’s got an interesting narrative and the game takes some very unexpected twists along the way. A lie well worth living (or playing at least).