Find your missing father and uncover the dark conspiracy surrounding a sacred artifact and an enigmatic brotherhood in this haunting text adventure that combines the best elements of classic interactive fiction and gamebooks.
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Apr 25, 2016
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“I would encourage fans of text adventures and story-driven games to give Lifestream a whirl.”
Just Adventure

“Lifestream, a text adventure by Unimatrix Productions, blends interaction and story seamlessly for a simple yet immersive gaming experience.”
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“The supernatural religious themes establish a mood not unlike the Gabriel Knight series, and may well appeal to fans of those games. The mystery of the lifestream, an ancient myth of eternal life originating in a fictional area of Jerusalem named Singhaa, fascinated me in the same way that Voodoo lore did in Sins of the Fathers.”
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About This Game

Lifestream is a haunting tribute to the classic 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.

Gameplay

Lifestream is a modern "blast from the past" that combines the best elements of interactive fiction, visual novels, and gamebooks with a graphic user interface that emulates the look of early 1990s text adventures. It features beautiful artwork and cinematic music. In place of a text parser is a context-specific multiple choice menu. A compass allows you to travel from room to room, and separate inventory, map, journal, and character screens are available at the push of a button.

Lifestream plays like an interactive novel. You make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike traditional gamebooks and choose-your-own adventures, Lifestream also features more advanced adventure game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to collect and use, characters to meet and interact with, 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
  • EXPERIENCE an emotional, hour-long soundtrack
  • UNLOCK 30 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • PLAY 8+ hours of content with over 78,000 words--the text equivalent of a full-length novel!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 65 MB available space
    • Sound Card: optional but recommended
    • Additional Notes: Native resolution: 1366x768; rescales to fill screen

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