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Thrilling choose-your-own-adventure game Lifeline leaves an astronaut's fate in your hands

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Aug. 11, 2015
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

If you lead Taylor astray, and she, um, perishes, you can start over--and this time, you'll have the option to play the game in "Fast Mode," which means that Taylor's absences won't be in real-time. This option is for people who want to play through to where they made the wrong choice.

Apple Watch compatibility: Lifeline also uses other gameplay elements, such as notifications--you'll get notifications when Taylor texts you (if you don't turn them off, that is). And if you have an Apple Watch, you can get these notifications right on your wrist, which makes for a pretty engaging experience. Lifeline on the Apple Watch isn't particularly revolutionary, but you can play the entire game (admittedly, it's a simple game) from your Watch, which makes you feel a bit more like you're actually talking to this poor, stranded astronaut. Taylor texts you when she's around, and responds when you "text" back (by choosing a pre-written answer), and even makes your Watch feel like it was worth the $350-plus you spent on it.

Developer:  3 Minute Games Platform:  iOS (universal) Price:  $2

 

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