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Lifelike Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Lifelike: Chapter One is a light-touch simulation game where you interact with flocking particles to create a soothing and meditative experience. It's an exercise in attending to something playful and the pleasure and escape that come from this.

Swarm behaviour is one of the most aesthetically striking natural occurrences that can be observed on our planet. Experiencing this phenomenon in Lifelike lets the reality melt away. Drift in harmony with thousands of little creatures and enjoy Lifelike’s ambient colourful soundscapes.

Through a series of levels you lead these flocks to solve visual and geographical puzzles that invite exploration and experimentation while also guiding you forward.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Platforms: Mac and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Simulation

Developer: @KunabiB

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Lifelike

 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated 4+ on Apple App Store.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Assistance

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

No Reading: No reading is required.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Navigation

How the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

Large Clear Navigation: The game navigation and maps are clear to read, large and with high contrast or with settings to zoom or increase visibility.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

One Motion Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap and swipe or hold gesture.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


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