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Telling Lies: Complete Walkthrough

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  • The Complete Video Listing

Telling Lies is a devastating and enthralling experience. The objective here is to locate videos by searching through a database. The catch is that you can only access five videos at a time (and you will receive the five videos that chronologically come first), which means that you need to locate specific words in order to unveil segments of the story.

Typically, a player would do this by digging through videos, which will lead to a delightfully disorienting experience where you jump around in time and try to piece together the story, one disjointed video at a time. However, this guide will provide you with all the breadcrumbs necessary to help prevent you from getting stuck.

The final section of the guide also has a complete listing for every video in the game. So, if you are just searching for a few missing videos, feel free to consult it. Telling Lies is a grand mystery; this guide should be able to help maximize your enjoyment — and minimize your frustration.

Things You Should Know Before Starting Telling Lies

Can I Skip To The Beginning Of A Video?

Well, you can slowly rewind to the beginning, but place an emphasis on the "slow" part. But no, you cannot quickly skip to the beginning of any given video. Though don't feel obligated to watch every second of every video. You are meant to jump around a little.

How Do I Watch Video Clips Chronologically?

There is only one way to watch video clips chronologically (in the game). What you would need to do is open every clip first, bookmark each, and close them without watching them. Then, after you have bookmarked all 169 videos, when you go to your bookmarks tab they will all be ordered chronologically for you.

How Many Endings Are There?

There are three endings. You will be given the ending that best aligns with the videos you watched. There are extra segments to each ending as well, but if you have collected all the video clips (or even most of them), this won't be an issue.

Getting all the endings in one playthrough would be tricky. However, there are no achievements associated with watching all the endings, so if you have seen all the videos, there is nothing stopping you from just watching the missing endings elsewhere.

Achievements Guide

The majority of achievements are simply tied to your progression. There are only seven achievements that you need to actively pursue (outside of simply watching all the videos in the game).

Animal Logic This one is easy to miss. At one point, while watching videos, you will be interrupted by your cat running across your keyboard. Search the gibberish that the cat enters into the search bar. If you don't search the gibberish, then you can still type it in after the fact (just make sure to press 'search' after you do). What you need to type is… sxwfrtniul.[‘po]\[/,l;
Organizer You have the ability to group certain clips together by tagging them. If you tag ten different videos you will unlock this achievement.
Taking out the Trash Just move the text file to the garbage bin.
Forgot My Password Click on the Wi-Fi signal at the top of the screen. Choose one of the networks and guess the password five times. After the fifth incorrect guess, you will receive this achievement.
Hypertextual In order to unlock this achievement, you simply need to jump into any video, then highlight any word, search it (from inside the video), and rinse and repeat. You will go down a rabbit hole of watching videos, and after you have gone through 20 of them, the achievement will unlock. Since you are jumping from video to video anyway, make sure to bookmark the videos along the way!
Pointless Game Reset the solitaire game by pressing the "deal again" button 15 times. Bingo Bango, you got your achievement.
Missing King Brace yourself. You are going to have to win a game of solitaire to get this trophy. You may want to watch an instructional video on how to play solitaire if you don't already know.

Telling Lies Complete Walkthrough

The progression in Telling Lies is very non-linear. Your only goal here is to search for, watch, and bookmark videos. After you watch a certain number of videos, your search will be briefly interrupted (this will happen multiple times).

When you have watched around 80 videos or so, you will be given the opportunity to upload every video you have bookmarked, at which point you will be provided with one of the three endings (which will align with the character you spent the most time with). Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

If you are struggling to find the appropriate words to search, the section below will provide you with all the search words necessary to get you where you need to go.

Search These Words

When playing Telling Lies, you will be given the ability to freely search whatever word you would like. You can do this by just freely roaming through the videos, searching words that strike you as important. However, if you need guidance, here are a number of words that will provide you with said guidance.

If you are looking for every single video, searching all of these words will fulfill that goal. Remember to bookmark every video when you encounter it for the first time.

The story path section indicates who these search terms favor, so if you are looking for a specific ending, search and watch the videos associated with that character's story path (either Max, Emma, or Ava). Keep in mind that these search words won't be exclusively related to these paths, they will just favor them. Nothing is that cut and dry in Telling Lies.

Characters

Term Story Path
David
Davey Max
Jones Ava
Miller
Emma Emma
Alba Emma
Laura Emma
MeeMaw Emma
Dada Emma
Mama Emma
Glowy Emma
Paul Emma
Steven Emma
Anesthesiologist Emma
Max Max
Michelle Max
Melissa Max
Ava Ava
Eric Ava
Peter Ava
Riordan Ava
Barry Ava
Jane Ava
Star Ava
Mike Emma
Karen Ava
Chris Ava
Simon
Harry

Fairy Tales

Term Story Path
Dopey Ava
Knight
Little Mermaid Ava
Mirror, Mirror
Prince Charming Max
Rose Red Max
Rumpelstiltskin Emma
Sneezy Max
Snow White Max

Events

Term Story Path
Barbecue Emma
Halloween Ava
Recital Emma
Thanksgiving Emma
Valentine Emma

Phrases

Term Story Path
Hey, babe Ava
Hey, hon Emma
Hi there Max
My kid Emma
You Okay Ava
So sorry
Exit plan Ava

Other Words

Term Story Path
Accountant Ava
Asshole Max
Black Kite
Boo Ava
Books Ava
Bureau
Clean Emma
Died Emma
DWP
Freezing Ava
Hypnotize Max
Machines
Medicine Ava
Motherfucker Ava
Pigeons Emma
Pregnant Ava
Prosperen Ava
Proud Emma
Selfishly
Shot Max
Song Ava
Spell Max
Special Ava
Stranger Ava
Tattoo Ava
Terrorized Ava
Victim Max
Yoga Max

The Complete Video Listing

Below, every single video, their length, and the words you can use to locate them are listed. We do not recommend that you move down the list, video by video, searching for every entry. That would be tedious. However, if you are missing a video or two, you can consult this list, crosscheck it with your bookmarked videos, and you should quickly obtain whatever video you are missing.

# Date Length Searchable Word
1 08/15/2017 3:09 Mirror, Mirror
2 08/15/2017 3:09 Snow White
3 08/15/2017 4:25 Love
4 08/15/2017 4:25 Love
5 08/15/2017 5:45 David
6 08/15/2017 5:45 Star
7 08/18/2017 1:29 Snow White
8 08/23/2017 2:38 Hypnotize
9 08/22/2017 2:38 John
10 08/23/2017 7:00 Snow White
11 08/23/2017 7:00 Snow White
12 08/29/2017 1:18 Mirror, Mirror
13 08/29/2017 1:18 Ava
14 08/29/2017 3:43 Stranger
15 08/29/2017 3:43 Love
16 09/08/2017 2:31 David
17 09/14/2017 6:03 Books
18 09/14/2017 6:03 Books
19 09/14/2017 2:31 Anesthesiologist
20 09/14/2017 2:31 Hey, hon
21 09/14/2017 6:25 Died
22 09/14/2017 6:25 Jane
23 09/14/2017 4:11 David
24 09/14/2017 4:11 Knight
25 09/15/2017 7:02 Special
26 09/15/2017 7:02 Special
27 09/15/2017 3:06 Alba
28 09/15/2017 3:06 Emma
29 09/15/2017 2:02 Special
30 09/15/2017 2:02 Special
31 10/10/2017 5:03 Snow White
32 10/10/2017 5:03 Michelle
33 10/30/2017 1:41 Meemaw
34 10/30/2017 1:41 Alba
35 10/31/2017 2:30 Ava
36 10/31/2017 2:30 Halloween
37 11/01/2017 1:45 Ava
38 11/03/2017 8:17 Boo
39 11/03/2017 8:17 Tattoo
40 11/03/2017 6:57 Hi there
41 11/03/2017 6:57 Davey
42 11/04/2017 1:48 Steven
43 11/03/2017 1:48 Alba
44 11/04/2017 0:27 Halloween
45 11/04/2017 2:05 Eric
46 11/04/2017 2:05 Eric
47 11/04/2017 0:32 Ava
48 11/04/2017 0:32 Freezing
49 11/05/2017 1:14 Mama
50 11/05/2017 1:14 Dada
51 11/06/2017 2:54 Emma
52 11/06/2017 2:54 Died
53 11/06/2017 1:23 Mirror, Mirror
54 11/06/2017 1:23 Machines
55 11/09/2017 8:58 Stranger
56 11/09/2017 8:58 Davey
57 11/14/2017 3:56 Emma
58 11/14/2017 3:56 Mama
59 11/23/2017 0:52 Thanksgiving
60 11/23/2017 3:16 Hi there
61 11/23/2017 3:16 Clean
62 11/27/2017 7:39 Shot
63 11/27/2017 7:39 Max
64 11/28/2017 1:27 Boo
65 11/28/2017 1:27 Song
66 11/28/2017 2:28 Emma
67 11/28/2017 2:28 Star
68 11/28/2017 4:02 Stranger
69 12/01/2017 0:45 Prince Charming
70 12/01/2017 0:45 Black Kite
71 12/15/2017 3:47 Eric
72 01/11/2018 2:21 Prosperen
73 01/24/2018 2:30 You okay?
74 02/01/2018 4:12 Peter
75 02/02/2018 2:45 Boo
76 02/02/2018 2:45 Peter
77 02/02/2018 2:54 Yoga
78 02/02/2018 2:54 Davey
79 02/14/2018 1:25 Valentine
80 02/14/2018 1:25 Valentine
81 02/14/2018 2:14 Boo
82 02/14/2018 2:14 Victim
83 02/17/2018 2:09 Pigeons
84 02/16/2018 2:09 Pigeons
85 02/18/2018 6:25 Rose Red
86 02/17/2018 6:25 Anesthesiologist
87 02/19/2018 2:16 Yoga
88 02/19/2018 2:16 Davey
89 02/22/2018 1:49 Mike
90 02/22/2018 1:49 Karen
91 02/23/2018 1:52 Hi there
92 02/26/2018 2:49 Melissa
93 02/26/2018 2:49 Melissa
94 02/28/2018 2:18 Boo
95 02/27/2018 2:18 Barry
96 02/28/2018 2:00 Harry
97 02/28/2018 2:00 Clean
98 03/03/2018 2:27 Chris
99 03/03/2018 1:32 Mike
100 03/04/2018 1:32 Clean
101 03/04/2018 1:20 Laura
102 03/04/2018 1:20 Paul
103 03/10.2018 1:18 Hey babe
104 03/10/2018 1:18 Died
105 03/11/2018 9:45 Rumpelstiltskin
106 03/11/2018 9:45 Rumpelstiltskin
107 03/12/2018 2:44 Chris
108 03/14/2018 2:12 So sorry
109 03/14/2018 2:12 Died
110 03/19/2018 3:15 Barry
111 03/19/2018 3:15 Barry
112 03/20/2018 0:19 Glowy
113 03/20/2018 0:19 Glowy
114 03/21/2018 2:46 Little Mermaid
115 03/21/2018 2:46 Little Mermaid
116 03/29/2018 4:18 Riordan
117 03/29/2018 7:19 Riordan
118 04/07/2018 4:19 Mirror, Mirror
119 04/15/2018 2:12 Riordan
120 04/15/2018 2:12 Jones
121 04/15/2018 2:56 Riordan
122 04/15/2018 0:50 Simon
123 04/15/2018 0:50 Exit Plan
124 04/23/2018 1:32 Exit Plan
125 04/23/2018 1:32 Exit Plan
126 04/23/2018 2:43 Yoga
127 04/23/2018 2:43 Sneezy
128 04/24/2018 3:23 Karen
129 04/25/2018 1:25 Bureau
130 04/25/2018 1:25 Hey, hon
131 04/25/2018 1:08 Motherfucker
132 04/25/2018 1:08 Pregnant
133 04/25/2018 0:39 Terrorized
134 04/25/2018 0:39 Terrorized
135 05/04/2018 2:34 Medicine
136 05/04/2018 2:34 Medicine
137 06/18/2018 2:09 Accountant
138 06/18/2018 2:09 Accountant
139 06/24/2018 1:54 My kid
140 06/24/2018 1:54 My kid
141 06/25/2018 2:27 Asshole
142 06/26/2018 2:27 Knight
143 06/28/2018 0:49 DWP
144 06/28/2018 0:49 DWP
145 07/03/2018 3:23 Melissa
146 07/04/2018 3:23 Knight
147 07/15/2018 0:46 Glowy
148 07/15/2018 0:46 Glowy
149 07/15/2018 1:42 Clean
150 07/15/2018 1:42 Recital
151 07/15/2018 7:47 Paul
152 07/15/2018 7:47 Knight
153 07/19/2018 1:05 Max
154 07/19/2018 1:05 Miller
155 07/24/2018 4:20 Prince Charming
156 07/28/2018 1:49 Jones
157 07/28/2018 1:49 Machines
158 10:20/2018 0:53 Selfishly
159 11/01/2018 1:19 Jane
160 11/01/2018 1:19 FBI
161 11:05/2018 0:48 Star
162 11/06/2018 3:26 Spell
163 11/06/2018 3:26 Rose Red
164 11/07/2018 1:11 Harry
165 11/07/2018 1:11 Miller
166 11/20/2018 6:56 Rumpelstiltskin
167 11/20/2018 6:56 Rumpelstiltskin
168 11/21/2018 3:58 Proud
169 11/22/2018 4:31 Miller

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