SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish Games, a leading producer and distributor of mobile games, launched Lifeline 2 today. Lifeline 2 expands upon the groundbreaking real-time storytelling fans came to love in the original Lifeline, with an all-new story connecting players to a young woman with a tragic past and a deadly future. Lifeline achieved huge international success, was the #1 Top Paid Game in 26 countries, and has been recognized as the most successful game to launch on the Apple Watch. Lifeline 2 has been designed to take advantage of the new capabilities in Apple's watchOS 2 and features an even more immersive story.
3 Minute Games partnered with acclaimed writer Dave Justus to pen the original Lifeline, released April 16th 2015. Lifeline introduced players to Taylor, a student astronaut stranded on an alien moon. Taylor communicates in real time through notifications on the player's iOS or Android device. Every decision made by the player affects how Taylor will live or die while awaiting rescue.
Dave Justus returns as author of the second installment in the Lifeline series. Lifeline 2 connects players to Arika, a young woman on a deadly quest to avenge her parents and rescue her long-lost brother. Players' choices will keep her alive and help her succeed in the face of mortal danger on her way to a final, fateful showdown against the forces that threaten all of humanity.
Lifeline 2 is a larger, deeper game, nearly doubling the written content of Lifeline with many more choices and paths for players to explore. An original 28-minute soundtrack composed by Norman Fairbanks will be released simultaneously as a standalone EP. Lifeline 2 will feature English, French, German, Japanese, and Russian versions at launch, and is fully playable on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
"We've been absolutely floored by the success of Lifeline. The response has proven that this is a novel and exciting new way to tell deeply immersive stories. We can't wait to introduce players to Arika and her story." says Colin Liotta, GM of 3 Minute Games.
Critics and players alike have praised Lifeline:
"This is the best game on Apple Watch."
"[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction"
"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."
"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."
About Big Fish
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of mobile games, delivering fun to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Big Fish has distributed more than 2.5 billion games to customers in 150 countries from a growing catalogue of 450+ unique mobile games and 3,500+ unique PC games. Big Fish transformed from a leading PC game producer to a top grossing mobile publisher worldwide with a portfolio that includes top 10 grossing hit apps like Big Fish Casino and Gummy Drop!. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated and is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA, and Luxembourg.
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