“[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction” - boingboing.net
“This is the best game on the Apple Watch” - Time.com
Lifeline is a playable, branching story of survival against all odds. Using your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you will help Taylor make life or death decisions, and face the consequences together.
Acclaimed writer Dave Justus (Fables: The Wolf Among Us) weaves a gripping interactive story through the aftermath of a crash landing on an alien moon. Taylor is stranded, the rest of the crew are dead or missing, and Taylor’s communicator can only reach you.
A totally unique experience enabled by modern devices, this story plays out in real time. As Taylor works to stay alive, notifications deliver new messages throughout your day. Keep up as they come in, or catch up later when you’re free. You can even respond to Taylor directly from your Apple Watch or your iPhone lock screen, without launching into the app.
Or, dive in and jump back to earlier points in the story, and see what happens when you make a different choice. Simple actions can have a profound effect. Complete any single path to restart the story and unlock this mode.
Lifeline is a deep, immersive story of survival and perseverance, with many possible outcomes. Taylor is relying on YOU.
NEW in version 1.8: Stick around after the game for a special story epilogue from Dave Justus. For players who have already finished the game, the Sneak Peek becomes available under the game options. Enjoy!
Internet connection not required. No in-app purchases and no ads.
WATCH US: http://www.youtube.com/c/LifelineGame
Praise for Lifeline:
“I’ve played many games that I find engrossing, but Lifeline may be one of the first that changed the way I thought about my daily routine, which leapt off the screen and became a part of my lived experience.” - Eli Cymet, Gamezebo
“I felt an immediate attachment to a fictional character pinging me from a strange galaxy to my wearable.” - Luke Hopewell, Gizmodo Australia
“[P]laying it on the Apple Watch makes you truly feel like you’re exchanging messages with an astronaut via a futuristic transmitter.” - Michael Andronico, Tom’s Guide
“For a few brief hours I cared – really cared – about the fate of a completely fictional character. I don’t think any other game I’ve played has made me feel that way before.” - Matt Thrower, PocketGamer
Lifeline was created by:
Ben “Books” Schwartz
We've updated Taylor's IEVA suit to show the right set of available languages.
Ratings and Reviews
The first in a series of groundbreaking text adventures, Lifeline kept us in suspense the whole time, desperately awaiting the next message from marooned astronaut Taylor. As you receive text notifications telling you what Taylor’s doing, you reply with instructions on which way to travel, whether to explore a derelict ship, and other crucial decisions. The tension mounts as you try to help the castaway survive, and the option to rewind and pick different choices makes the game wonderfully replayable.
I almost cried
This is one of the best games there is. It played on a such high emotional level for a moment I was sure I was helping out some random dude stranded somewhere out there... It was an amazing experience.
Good idea, fun to play, but maybe too many unrealistic parts, e. g. the person manages to send lots of messages for a very brief period of time. Either he has amazing typing skills or I don't know. Sometimes it feels like there is something wrong with the timeline. Also, he can communicate with me, but not anyone else?? And messages reach me in milliseconds - how does that happen?
How about something more interesting and more realistic - make a game where a person is stranded on an unknown island.
- 3 Minute Games, LLC
- 29.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2016 Big Fish Games, Inc.
- 2,29 €
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.