A blizzard of devastating virus beleaguered the world, bringing about the catastrophic disintegration of orders and covenants.
When the night falls, the world turned into a living hell, swarming with Infecteds. When you finally caught a break, and discovered a place to rest your sore feet, you found yourself exhausted, famished, low on ammo and plagued by the coldness of night. You can hear the growling of Infecteds, approaching, and you know it’s going to be another night of angst and horror. How much longer can YOU survive?
LifeAfter, a mobile game depicting the survival of humanity in a post virus apocalyptic world, is officially launched.
Live on, together.
-Keep your will to survive and hopes alive.
The world you once knew so well is now a foreign place in the wave of a virus epidemic. The life of survivors is constantly being threatened by diseases, famine, cold, Infecteds and organizations with hidden agendas. You’ll have to stay calm amid all these dangers and believe there is a way out.
-Live on with anything available.
Explore every inch of the post-apocalyptic world – be it in the city full of Infecteds, or an abandoned mine, or a broken-down college, or a freezing cold forest up in the highlands – to scavenge essential materials in order to survive. You’ll need to know how to hunt and gather for food, how to tend to your wounds and make arms to protect yourself.
-Encounter other survivors.
You might encounter other survivors on your scavenging runs. You’ll have to be extra careful, for they might attack you for loot. If they are amiable, you can choose to share with them your food, ammo and adventure stories.
-Build the final sanctuary for humanity.
With the trusted friends you made along the way, you can find a place to camp and build, one brick at a time until you have the final sanctuary for humanity. Together, around the campfire, humans may once again fend off the long, cold night with hugs.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
LIFEAFTER is a story of survival in the face of civilization’s collapse. The story begins when a viral pandemic takes hold of the world as you know it. Those infected by the virus mutate into bloodthirsty, zombie-like creatures driven by a blinding combination of rage and hunger. After the vehicle you’re in crashes while you’re escaping the spread of the virus, you and your canine companion are left to fend for yourselves. Eventually, you make your way to Hope 101, a small pocket of survivors trying to rebuild after the devastation. In return for your help in fending off the Infected and helping to develop the community, you’re given a plot of land and an opportunity to build a new home and a new life. You’ll still need to fight to survive, not just against the Infected, but also against other survivors, and even nature itself. You’ll forage for food, harvest materials, build defenses, and stay alive another day. Prove to yourself and to the people of Hope 101 that even when all seems lost, there’s still a “life after.”
IS IT ANY GOOD?
If the current trend in video games, movies, and TV is to be believed, the collapse of society won’t come from global war, natural disasters, or even the rise of robotic overlords — it’ll be zombies. LifeAfter is a free-to-play app that follows in the footsteps of larger console releases such as DayZ and State of Decay, challenging players to not only survive, but thrive and rebuild in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. On the positive side, LifeAfter looks phenomenal, and could easily be mistaken for a console game. The world is large and lush, with a lot of sharp detail. The motion is smooth, and the user interface can be customized. There’s also a lot to do in the game. When you’re not fending off Infected, you’re gathering resources to reinforce your home base, making sure you stay well fed and healthy, and occasionally raiding (or being raided by) some nearby survivor.
That all said, the game still suffers from rage inducing flaws. For starters, it’s a huge hit in China, but its English language launch has lost something in translation. The dialogue and instructions have been run through a poor version of Google Translate, with words broken up between lines and almost too confusing to decipher. There are even moments where characters’ names randomly switch from one to another, leaving you scratching your head while trying to follow the plot. And despite the customization options of the UI, the controls never quite feel comfortable. It’s a mess to switch between equipment, accidentally shooting or using an item because the buttons are too cramped. It also gets repetitive quickly, with missions that never seem too varied. It’s also irritating to log in only to find your character hurting or even dead due to some random event that happened while you were gone and had no control over. None of this makes it unplayable, and there’s fun to be had. But rebuilding society after an actual apocalypse might be a little less frustrating than LifeAfter can be at times.
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: February 27, 2019
- Category: Role-Playing Games
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship, Misfits and Underdogs, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires, Science and Nature
- Size: 25.00 MB
- Version: 1.0.123
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or higher; Android 4.0 and up