Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
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Developer Steel Crate Games
Publisher Steel Crate Games
Platform SteamVR, Oculus Rift (Platform)
Device HTC Vive, Oculus Rift CV1
Operating System Windows, Mac
Type Full Game
Genre Indie, Co-op, Puzzle, VR, Difficult, Multiplayer, First-Person, Local Multiplayer, Atmospheric, Team-Based, Funny, Fast-Paced, Action, Simulation, Family Friendly
Input Device Gamepad
Play Area Seated
Game Mode Co-Op, Local Co-Op
Language English
Review Overwhelmingly Positive
Release Date Oct 8, 2015
Price $14.99
App Store Steam
Infobox Updated 09/15/2016
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a VR App.


Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a procedurally-generated puzzle game, developed by Steel Crate Games. The objective in the game is to have a player, locked in a virtual room with the task of defusing a bomb, in the hopes of surviving. However, the problem the player currently has is the fact that they’re locked in a room, with a bomb that could go off in 5 minutes and you don’t have the slightest idea on how to defuse a bomb! Thankfully, that’s where your friends come in, regardless of whether they are real world bomb experts or not. It is their job to give the player the correct instructions to defuse the bomb, but that’s easier said than done when you take into consideration that the only way everyone can communicate is by being vocal and nothing more.

Gameplay has one person taking the role as the guy locked in a room with a bomb, and from that point on you’re going to have a number of little nuances to this bomb that is going to need describing for the bomb defusal “experts”. The experts aren’t allowed to look at the bomb, so all they have to work on is the guy giving them hints as to what’s going on and the experts will look up in a physical game manual the instructions for each of these issues; until the bomb has been defused. Overall, it’s a pretty simple concept to wrap your head around and will really demonstrate just how well everyone can communicate around you!

From a VR perspective, this game does have some virtual reality implementation. Thanks to this, it also allows for your teammates to cheat considerably less, since the VR system will only be for the one person who has to defuse the bomb. For the most part, the VR does its typical shtick, and that’s to make you look around, inspect the bomb, and deduce any and all information you can get to relay to your teammates. I will say this for the game, before playing it in a VR perspective, the idea of such a thing was unnecessary and unwanted; yet from the very minute I started playing, the added level of immersion is much higher. Due to the added immersion, when you’re screaming and shouting at your friends to hurry up with helping to defuse the bomb, you aren’t going to be quite as calm, like you would on a monitor; which ultimately heightens the fun.

You see, it’s not really the gameplay that is what makes the game fun, it’s the friends you have around to help with defusing, because the second that bomb starts to count down, you’re going to be freaking out, trying to do whatever they say correctly. After some time, you’ll start to panic, down to the fact that the bomb is getting closer and closer to exploding right in your face. It’s this sheer sense of panic that will rope you into the game for the longest time and since you’re free to switch between who is the bomb defusal experts with the manual or the poor sap who has to put their life in a bunch of friends who might of have had a few drinks too many before starting up this venture.

Overall, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a great, little party game. It is simple enough for anyone to jump into and pick up the controls instantly and the fact that you’re going to have to play this game with your friends; the amount of laughs you’re going to be having is completely incalculable. While the VR aspects of the game aren’t necessary to enjoy everything the game has to offer; if you do have a VR headset compatible with the game; the added level of immersion will only increase that amount of panic that you feel - ultimately, increasing the enjoyment exponentially!


In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Everybody has a role to play whether they are defusing the bomb or not. Swap out between rounds and share the experience with all of your friends!

Puzzle solving and communication skills - and maybe a few friendships - will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.


  • Challenging puzzles that will test the limits of your communication skills… and friendships?
  • A different bomb every time! Procedurally generated puzzles keep the action fresh.
  • Local multiplayer party game – A great way to experience VR with all of your friends at the same time!
  • Only one copy of the game needed! If you can talk to the bomb defuser, you can be their expert! Try using your favorite voice chat service and playing remotely.

The bomb defusal manual is freely available at and can be printed or viewed on a tablet or any other web-enabled device.


System Requirements



  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB DirectX 9 or higher
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Mac OS X


  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB DirectX 9 or higher
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

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