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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:28am

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Lifestream releases on Steam this Monday! (9/19/16)
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Description
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Lifestream is a haunting and innovative text adventure that plunges players into the roles of Randolph and John Holton, a father and son desperate for answers to the mysteries surrounding a mysterious realm and an enigmatic brotherhood.

About
Lifestream is the first in a series of text adventures that puts a unique spin on classic interactive fiction, combining classic room-based explorative text game mechanics with a stylish graphical interface. It plays like an interactive novel. You make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike in traditional gamebooks and visual novels, Lifestream also features more advanced adventure-based game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to interact with, characters to meet, and puzzles to solve.

Story
"Father Randolph Holton was dead. Not literally, of course. But in his heart, he knew he could not live on...not after everything he had learned. Sitting at his dark oak desk in the corner of the dimly lit, cozy study, the white-haired, frail Catholic priest--even frailer of late--dipped an old quill into a container of jet-black ink and began to write..."

John Holton's father, a Catholic priest named Randolph, has been missing for two weeks. Unable to go to the police for help, since doing so would tarnish his father's reputation as a celibate priest, John takes it upon himself to search for his father.

Over the course of Lifestream, players take on the roles of both John in the present and his father, Randolph, in the past. While John searches for answers, players see the troubling events that led to Randolph's disappearance firsthand.

Features
  • Explore multiple detailed locations, including a quaint Victorian home and small village church
  • Enjoy over 150 pieces of original artwork
  • Solve a multitude of challenging puzzles
  • Interact with a variety of interesting characters
  • Play as two separate protagonists across two time periods
  • Unlock 30 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • Experience an emotional, hour-long soundtrack
  • Play 8+ hours of content with over 78,000 words--the text equivalent of a full-length novel!

Storycentric Worlds
Lifestream is not just a standalone game. On the contrary, it is but the first chapter in a brand new series of games from independent developer Unimatrix Productions. The games are developed using our custom-made Storycentric Worlds game engine, which allows developers--even those with no prior programming experience--to quickly and easily create their own games. After Lifestream's release, it is our hope to release the Storycentric Worlds game engine to the community, allowing others to create their own titles, as well. For details, please visit our website at http://www.storycentricworlds.com/.

About the Developer
Unimatrix Productions[www.unimatrixproductions.com] is a small independent game studio founded in 2003 that specializes in adventure, text, and mobile games. Our focus is to produce quality, story-centric titles that feature rich, three-dimensional characters and complex, original plots. We strive to create a meaningful journey for players to undertake in each of our games, conjuring an atmosphere similar to that of a movie or novel but with the added dimension of interaction.

We do this because it's our sincere belief that it is the personal connection players form with a game that makes it a success. It is with this philosophy in mind that we approach game development, and we believe that our work stands out as a result.

We have previously released three commercial adventure games, with more titles in active development.

FAQ
Hasn't there already been a game with the name Lifestream?
Yes. This is a text-based remake of the very first Unimatrix Productions game, which was released in 2004.

Is there a demo?
Yes! To download it, simply visit the Storycentric Worlds website[www.storycentricworlds.com].

Where can I contact you?
You can contact us here, on social media, or via our website[www.storycentricworlds.com]. We look forward to hearing from you!
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201 Comments
Unimatrix Productions  [author] Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:24am 
@ricardocasama

We're hoping to localize our games in the future, so stay tuned! :)
ricardocasama Sep 22, 2016 @ 2:32am 
Please, add spanish language.
Strateo ✪ Aug 11, 2016 @ 7:18am 
Mobile port... NO thanks!!
Silent Legends Jul 13, 2016 @ 9:55am 
Looks interesting! Upvoted
cbritez Jul 13, 2016 @ 5:12am 
Wow! Upvoted
BreakSpace Games Jul 12, 2016 @ 9:48am 
I like the idea upvote
~Kathy~ Jul 7, 2016 @ 12:09pm 
voted
waranistudios Jul 1, 2016 @ 7:29am 
Wonderful!
Argen Pant Jun 20, 2016 @ 2:36pm 
done please
Unimatrix Productions  [author] Jun 12, 2016 @ 7:27pm 
@Jessica Marple

Localization to German and other languages is on our to-do list for in the future!