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You're his only hope.

Help an astronaut survive against all odds in Lifeline


by 3 Minute Games, Inc.
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$2.99 in the App Store

Help an astronaut survive against all odds in Lifeline. A game that defines Apple Watch gaming allows you to have a text based conversation with the fictional astronaut. The entire story is drive by a choose your own adventure set-up.

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What is it about?

“[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction” -

For those who...

  • It’s for fans of text-based adventure games.

Not for those who...

  • If you require your games to have top-notch graphics and intense gameplay, this is not your game.

Why we love it

If you prefer games with a deep storyline, you have to check out Lifeline. It’s especially fun if you have an Apple Watch, which allows you to communicate with Taylor right from your wrist.

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App Details

Adventure Role Playing
Last updated
June 13, 2022
Release date
April 16, 2015
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App Store Description

“[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction” -
“This is the best game on the Apple Watch” -

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.

Lifeline pioneered a new narrative 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.

You can play Lifeline in any of these languages:
- English
- French
- German
- Russian
- Simplified Chinese
- Japanese
- Spanish
- Korean

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 Bonus Story becomes available under the game options. Witness the events leading up to Lifeline: Silent Night.

Internet connection not required. No in-app purchases and no ads.

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:
Dave Justus
Mars Jokela
Dan Selleck
Colin Liotta
Jason Nowak
Ben “Books” Schwartz

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