Mikayla's Phone

Near as I can tell, this is a thing in which we peek into the private inner thoughts of a young girl (thirteen to fifteen years old over the course of the "story", I think) via the artifacts left on her cell phone. We're told by a stranger messaging the phone (Amber, apparently a friend of the phone's owner) that the phone's owner, Mikayla, is dead and that she would have wanted us to learn about her this way.

Um. It seems to be a lot of adolescent angst we're meant to wade through. The whole thing about Mikayla's death is tragic, sure, but I'm not really given a reason to like her. It is easier, I think, to commisserate with someone if we've shared a laugh before; not so much when the first and only thing we're aware of is their sorrow. No matter how talented they are.

As far as I can tell, clicking through all the given links doesn't open up anything new, aside from eliciting some new messages from "Amber", which we can't interact with. It really does seem as though, once we've played through the communication choices of the introduction, there's nothing further to do except read everything. And as I said, I didn't feel a lot of compulsion to do so.

It's a shame because the author does demonstrate that they have the technical skills to push this further. The format, with Amber's commentary, is actually an interesting presentation. Perhaps they just need the writing/design chops to make a better story.

Also, part of experience seems to involve two audio files, each of them over ten minutes long. Sorry. No.

Breakfast is black pudding, a long cylinder of it rather than a seried of sliced disks, and water.