One of the best party games around, Steel Crate Games’ Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, is finally coming to iOS and Android on August 1st – that’s this Thursday. It tasks one player with defusing a randomly generated bomb while the other players attempt to talk them through the tricky process of it all.
That feeling of everyone frantically explaining fairly complex issues might be familiar to anyone who’s played 2012 hit Spaceteam. You’ll have to relay information and solutions in as concise and fast a manner as possible, as the team attempts to work out input codes or which wire needs to be cut. And the bomb is actually generated at the start of every round, so you won’t be able to simply memorise the solutions.
I first played it when it came to PS VR a couple years back, and so I can absolutely vouch for its ability to create both tension and chaos in equal measure. When playing with friends, you can expect a whole lot of frenzied shouting and jumbled instructions being thrown back and forth. Gradually though, we got better and grew to become a crack team of bomb disposal experts.
You’ll find Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on both the App Store and Google Play come August 1st. The Google Daydream version is currently priced at £9.99, which might seem a little pricey until you remember that it’s going for £13.49 on Switch. It’s frankly one of the best party games you’ll find on any platform, so don’t let the price put you off too much.