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Lost Echo is an iOS, Windows Phone and Android puzzle/adventure game. It was developed by the Greek studio KickBack, and released in Fall 2013.
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In the near future, enigneer Greg's girlfriend Chloe mysteriously disappears in front of him. He starts a desperate search for her. What happened? Why does no-one else remember her?

Lost Echo contains examples of:

  • Batman Gambit: Greg in chapter 3 to his parallel self.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The informant's shop has a neon sign that says "TV Drama Catalog" in Chinese.
  • Design Student's Orgasm: Nick and Vagelis are both architecture design majors.
  • Development Hell: The Resonance DLC has been delayed for a whole year and a half, while the Android port waited for six months.
  • Dilating Door: Rather dilated locks.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Played with, as the producers discussed what could be count as "satisfying" for both the players and Greg. Warning: Contains spoilers.
  • Everything Is An Ipod In The Future: Even the wind turbines look like ornaments.
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  • Gadgeteer Genius: Greg is an engineer working on independent projects and he just had to improvise things.
  • Gambit Roulette: When you alter your own past too many times, you can never have peace of mind.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: The Re-Tech CEO tuns out to be one. He did not lie to the player at all.
  • Moon Logic Puzzle: Mostly averted, the difficulty comes from the amount of dialogue choices and combines simple tasks.
  • The Determinator: Greg. Only when motivated by previous versions of himself.
  • The Chessmaster: Dr. Richards likes to talk in chess.
  • Scenery Porn: The KickBack duo are both architecture designers.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: A false lead and/or a double twist in the end.
  • Shout-Out: The KickBack duo are two of us:
    • Adking Jensen if his first name is Adam will have him complain that he "didn't ask for this".
    • If you presume him to be Jane Jensen, the response will be "Does it make you Gabriel?".
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    • The Carruth intepretation of time is referred in-game as a plausible theory of the Stable Time Loop by Re-Tech scientists.
    • "Motoko? isn't that a reference to..."
    • "A time traveler! So are you the Doctor?"
    • "Is your name Shelby?"
    • "I registered with my wife's name, try Craig Kusanagi."
  • Like Reality Unless Noted: Super efficient windmill generators everywhere, easily programmable nanomachines on the black market, forcefield generators for Mundane Utilities, Laser pistols that shoot clear through human bodies...
  • Mission Control: The Informant, Dr. Richards and Jansen, at the same time over the same channel.
  • Take That, Us: A TV newsflash in the game came with a blurb saying newer games are abusing Leaning on the Fourth Wall metahumor too much.
  • Schizo Tech: Most of the technologies employed are reachable in the 21st century, but protective forcefield generators and laser weapons are at not rare at all.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball and Stable Time Loop: The Echo Device. To leave the loop with a favorable outcome is the goal.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Greg and the player.

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