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Sometimes You Die

By Philipp Stollenmayer

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In a game, you die.
And imply that it has no effect on you.
You feel invincible in the realm behind the screen.

This one is different.
In this game, you have to die.

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ G A M E ∙ ∙ ∙
What is your motivation?
What do you expect from this game?
Do you want to beat it?
How do you know it can be beaten?

This game plays with expectation, illusion, and reality.

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ P U Z Z L E S ∙ ∙ ∙
Think before you act.
Who knows what it means to die behind the screen?
Is it only a number that goes up?
Pixels that change their intensity?

Solve disturbing, surprising, and malicious puzzles.

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ D E A T H ∙ ∙ ∙
Is it possible to go through the game
without dying even once?
Will you aim for it?

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ D I F F I C U L T Y ∙ ∙ ∙
Some think the game is easy.
I think,
those haven't discovered the hidden levels yet.

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ > "interactive art" > "manipulates expectations" > "borderline brilliant" > "messes with the players' heads" > "incredibly unique" > "extremely clever" > "must play" > "deliciously unputdownable" > "play it, and love it"

80+ levels.
Hidden content.
Wow factor.
Epilepsy warning: One level includes fast flashing lights.

What's New in Version 1.31

iOS 9 fixes


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Customer Reviews

Decently Fun with an intriguing "story"

So the puzzles are not too difficult and require only a bit of brain power. I still enjoyed the gameplay, especially when you could change gravity. The wording however in the background had quite the psychological effect. Gave kinda a weird look on life and the "story" is more of the highlight of this game. So overall I rate it 4 out of 5, but the fact that I got this off AppsGoneFree MAY have influenced my opinion a bit.

Note: do not worry about app reviews saying the game has an in-app purchase of 9999. These people just didn't realize this is an in game element. By that I mean you can jump on it and it is part of the level.

Short but entertaining.

This game, although it has very simple mechanics, still manages to challenge the player especially if you wish to find the secret "orange" and prologue level and beat them. After the prologue level the creator begins a commentary on the creation of the game as you replay it from the beginning and he reveals some other secrets that you may not have already found. Finding all the hidden elements in the game definitely add to the value of your experience and I would encourage that do attempt to find them.


I honestly lobed every second of this game. The music, the art, the design, the idea, the twists, the tricks, it is all perfect. I would love to see more content like this game. *spoiler ahead*

Though, (unless I haven't found it) an in game map of the orange levels would be really cool. The ending was definitely good and I love what was done for the prologue ending. Hope to see more games from you that are as intriguing as this, or even further extending this one.

Sometimes You Die
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.31
  • Size: 23.0 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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