Her Story

Her Story

Year:  2015

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  GOG, Moby Games, Adventure Gamers, Steam

Her Story is a unique full motion video game comprising a series of 7 interviews of a suspect by the police. You must put together the story by searching for video fragments using keywords learned from previous videos. There are 13 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below.

Interface

Read the readme files on the left of the screen. The game commences when you click the search button using the pre-defined keyword "MURDER". This will show you 4 starting videos. Watch these to learn the early details of the case. The remainder of the game involves searching for more keywords that you discover along the way. You will only be shown a maximum of 5 videos for anything you enter, and these are the 5 earliest in chronological order.

If you move the main window to the right a bit you can see the "DB Checker" program - the green squares here are the videos you have seen (yellow is most recent), and the dark red squares are those you have yet to discover.

Keywords

The following is one possible order of discovering keywords by watching the videos in an expected order (this is definitely not the most efficient way of seeing all of the videos). After each keyword is the number of total matches in the database for that word, and the number of new videos that the keyword lets you view if played through in this order.

  • murder (4, 4)
  • help (11, 5)
  • February (2, 1)
  • ticket (3, 3)
  • Simon (61, 5)
  • Friday (2, 1)
  • Saturday (4, 3)
  • Eric (14, 4)
  • Diane (5, 3)
  • Eric Simon (9, 3)
  • The Rock (4, 2)
  • parents (18, 4)
  • pregnant (10, 4)
  • Rapunzel (5, 4)
  • birthday (9, 3)
  • argument (9, 4)
  • lawyer (4, 3)
  • job (5, 4)
  • Hannah (18, 5)
  • Hannah Simon (9, 3)
  • diary (5, 3)
  • kids (4, 2)
  • Eve (7, 3)
  • Eve Hannah (2, 1)
  • twin (4, 4)
  • glazier (7, 3)
  • bruise (5, 4)
  • photo (3, 2)
  • baby (17, 3)
  • body (6, 3)
  • princess (7, 2)
  • crazy (3, 2)
  • kill (4, 2)
  • car (12, 2)
  • mirror (11, 2)
  • reflection (6, 4)
  • Glasgow (10, 2)
  • miscarriage (5, 2)
  • fuck (5, 3)
  • shit (2, 1)
  • cup (7, 3)
  • sugar (5, 4)
  • coffee (5, 2)
  • tattoo (4, 3)
  • dream (2, 1)
  • singing (3, 1)
  • blonde (6, 2)
  • cat flap (3, 2)
  • dollhouse (5, 2)
  • Doug (6, 3)
  • secret (3, 2)
  • Carl (5, 2)
  • Florence (5, 1)
  • date (3, 2)
  • funeral (2, 1)
  • blood (5, 4)
  • wig (7, 2)
  • kiss (4, 2)
  • married (12, 2)
  • ring (1, 1)
  • dead (10, 3)
  • lie (4, 3)
  • "yes" (4, 4)
  • "no" (4, 4)
  • yep (2, 1)
  • name (7, 2)
  • mother (9, 2)
  • rules (4, 2)
  • life (12, 3)
  • death (2, 2)
  • cellar (4, 2)
  • sister (4, 3)
  • happy (8, 2)
  • affair (3, 1)
  • love (5, 3)
  • police (7, 1)
  • clothes (5, 1)
  • camera (3, 1)
  • sex (9, 1)
  • husband (7, 4)
  • hurt (6, 3)
  • sad (7, 2)
  • food (3, 2)
  • work (12, 1)
  • Oxford (3, 2)
  • detective (3, 2)
  • throat (4, 1)
  • boy (8, 1)
  • innocent (1, 1)
  • cheat (1, 1)
  • cheated (5, 3)
  • bed (7, 1)
  • bedroom (6, 2)
  • hair (8, 1)
  • money (7, 2)
  • killed (2, 1)
  • hospital (3, 1)
  • suspect (4, 3)
  • remember (11, 1)
  • private (2, 1)
  • arrest (5, 3)
  • keys (7, 2)
  • pay (4, 1)
  • bar (5, 1)
  • anyone (7, 4)
  • three (5, 2)
  • fingerprint (5, 5)
  • wait (1, 1)
  • garden (2, 1)
  • weird (4, 1)
  • lock (4, 1)
  • special (3, 1)
  • woman (6, 1)
  • us (17, 1)
  • black (6, 1)
  • guitar (3, 2)
  • nine (2, 1)
  • house (19, 1)
  • children (6, 2)
  • hotel (3, 1)
  • end (9, 1)

There are several achievements awarded for viewing a specific percentage of available videos:

  • 50% of all videos Detective Sergeant
  • 75% of all videos Detective Inspector
  • 100% of all videos Detective Chief Inspector

Finding All Videos

The following is a complete list of all videos in the game, broken down by their date and internal order, along with a search term that can reliably be used to reach them.

Interview 1 (18/06/94)

  1. sugar
  2. Hannah
  3. Simon
  4. glazier
  5. Simon
  6. photo
  7. Eric
  8. help
  9. Simon
  10. argument
  11. argument
  12. argument
  13. married
  14. married
  15. hurt
  16. food
  17. Eric
  18. work
  19. help
  20. ticket
  21. Eric
  22. money
  23. Simon
  24. help
  25. Simon
  26. love

Interview 2 (25/06/94)

  1. cup
  2. husband
  3. bruise
  4. Doug
  5. Eric
  6. help
  7. remember
  8. argument
  9. birthday
  10. private
  11. birthday
  12. princess
  13. help
  14. us
  15. glazier
  16. job
  17. date
  18. parents
  19. happy
  20. baby
  21. Eric Simon
  22. parents
  23. parents
  24. food
  25. parents
  26. job
  27. hurt
  28. The Rock
  29. love
  30. fingerprint
  31. blood

Interview 3 (27/06/94)

  1. detective
  2. black
  3. blood
  4. bruise
  5. murder
  6. baby
  7. body
  8. cellar
  9. house
  10. Friday
  11. car
  12. Saturday
  13. pregnant
  14. pregnant
  15. baby
  16. Saturday
  17. car
  18. three
  19. husband
  20. suspect
  21. weird
  22. mother
  23. pregnant
  24. Rapunzel
  25. end
  26. sad
  27. husband
  28. rules
  29. Rapunzel
  30. dollhouse
  31. birthday
  32. Glasgow
  33. princess
  34. Diane
  35. nine
  36. Glasgow
  37. hospital
  38. pregnant
  39. suspect
  40. husband
  41. glazier
  42. anyone
  43. lock
  44. keys
  45. keys
  46. cat flap
  47. cat flap
  48. anyone
  49. police
  50. mirror
  51. sad

Interview 4 (30/06/94)

  1. cup
  2. date
  3. fingerprint
  4. The Rock
  5. bedroom
  6. Doug
  7. Saturday
  8. fingerprint
  9. fingerprint
  10. bedroom
  11. bed
  12. hair
  13. wig
  14. wig
  15. Rapunzel
  16. Eric Simon
  17. special
  18. mirror
  19. clothes
  20. throat
  21. affair
  22. woman
  23. happy
  24. anyone
  25. life
  26. life
  27. kids
  28. life
  29. cheated
  30. sex
  31. Diane Have you ever eaten fennel?
  32. hurt
  33. kids
  34. Eve
  35. Eve
  36. cup
  37. Hannah
  38. sugar
  39. Doug
  40. death
  41. miscarriage
  42. miscarriage
  43. name
  44. dead
  45. guitar
  46. guitar

Interview 5 (01/07/94)

  1. sugar
  2. Eric Simon
  3. fuck
  4. fuck
  5. tattoo Expressing My Individuality
  6. coffee
  7. children
  8. love
  9. detective
  10. photo
  11. shit
  12. Carl
  13. Carl
  14. job
  15. boy
  16. cheated
  17. anyone
  18. cheated
  19. dead
  20. kill
  21. blonde
  22. crazy
  23. coffee
  24. camera
  25. money
  26. murder
  27. February
  28. ticket
  29. arrest
  30. ticket
  31. Oxford
  32. Oxford
  33. hotel
  34. name
  35. secret
  36. blonde
  37. body A Traditional Ballad (must watch both this and the previous video)
  38. Diane

Interview 6 (02/07/94)

  1. sugar
  2. suspect
  3. killed
  4. dead
  5. twin
  6. twin
  7. fingerprint
  8. lawyer
  9. fuck

Interview 7 (03/07/94)

  1. arrest
  2. lawyer
  3. lawyer
  4. murder
  5. lie
  6. lie
  7. Hannah
  8. yep
  9. "yes"
  10. "yes"
  11. "no"
  12. "yes"
  13. "yes"
  14. "no"
  15. "no"
  16. "no"
  17. innocent
  18. lie
  19. Eve
  20. mother
  21. Hannah
  22. twin
  23. reflection
  24. reflection
  25. reflection
  26. children
  27. diary
  28. Florence
  29. diary
  30. reflection
  31. Hannah
  32. kill
  33. diary
  34. bruise
  35. Eve Hannah
  36. secret
  37. garden
  38. Rapunzel It's a happy ending (watch all clips involving Rapunzel)
  39. twin
  40. dream
  41. cheat
  42. Hannah Simon
  43. Hannah Simon
  44. body
  45. Hannah Simon
  46. job
  47. death
  48. funeral
  49. dollhouse
  50. rules
  51. tattoo
  52. tattoo
  53. ring
  54. singing Romantic
  55. kiss
  56. kiss
  57. three Spilt Coffee (watch all clips with the word "Fuck")
  58. bar
  59. wait
  60. sister
  61. sister
  62. bruise
  63. pay
  64. blood
  65. blood
  66. crazy
  67. cellar
  68. sister
  69. arrest
  70. murder

Chit Chat

Once you have found enough videos to satisfy your curiosity, click on the Chit Chat! icon and answer SB by saying "No". The second time you are asked, say "Yes" The Reflection. After viewing the credits, you can now enter the following special search queries:

  • admin_unlock (provides up to 15 results instead of 5) More Than a Guest
  • admin_random (to display a random video) Lucky Dip

Mirror Game

In the recycle bin on the desktop in the game you can find a game to play. Try to get a drawn score Score Draw.