One Life: An innovative game idea

Steam Greenlight- Photo Credit Colony Of Gamers (Flickr)
Steam Greenlight- Photo Credit Colony Of Gamers (Flickr)

“First you buy the game. Second you try to survive, as usual. Third, if you die, you have no second chance.” The developers of the multiplayer-survival-shooter “One Life” are utilising a rather unique feature in their upcoming game. The player who gets killed, leaves the game forever.€ 9.99  for just one chance of gaming. Who does not pay attention in this game, pays: with his virtual life and with the price of the game. On 21. October 2015 ”One Life” reached Steam Greenlight Top-1. It is the most wanted upcoming game on steam.

Steam Greenlight- Photo Credit Colony Of Gamers (Flickr)
Steam Greenlight- Photo Credit Colony Of Gamers (Flickr)

The trailer of the game:

 

The Russian developers  ”Kefir!” want to counteract “the stagnation in the genre”. Defeating another player would “give you the power over his account, his life”. In this game it is possible to urinate on defeated enemies or constrain him to enforced labour. All that in a post-apocalyptic world. This game is not for the faint-hearted!

PC-gamer.com questions the concept of perma-permadeath: ”it’s a pretty steep price for a game that could be over in minutes, or even seconds if you’re especially unlucky”. Steamed.kotaku blog author Nathan Grayson seems sceptical in his article: ”One Life strikes me as something of a tall order”.

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Other similar video games like the stealth-horror-game The Flock or Upsilon Circuit failed with similar concepts. Will this game have more than one chance to survive? We will see.

You can pre-order it here.

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