Phone Story is an educational game that informs users of the process behind consumer electronics.
The experience of Phone Story is one half arcade game and one half an informative and interactive experience. It presents the process behind the production of consumer electronics, specifically smartphone production.
Phone Story takes users through the production process from mining the materials needed for the hardware to the selling of products combined with an overview. Using a voiceover, Phone Story does present a slightly biased explanation of how electronics are created. Phone Story also discusses the recycling process of older electronics.
Visuals in Phone Story are presented in 8-bit graphics, using an updated color scheme that is familiar with other mobile arcade games. It is simple, but does present the content in an interesting way. Most of the gameplay of Phone Story is also simple, requiring users to move the different characters across the screen.
As Phone Story is a mixture of genres, it is a poignant message of current consumer electronic trends. Phone Story does educate users in a subject they might be unfamiliar with. Phone Story is a simple game containing a complex message.