“[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction” -
“This is the best game on the Apple Watch” -

Lifeline is a playable, branching story of survival against all odds. Using your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you will help Taylor make life or death decisions, and face the consequences together.

Acclaimed writer Dave Justus (Fables: The Wolf Among Us) weaves a gripping interactive story through the aftermath of a crash landing on an alien moon. Taylor is stranded, the rest of the crew are dead or missing, and Taylor’s communicator can only reach you.

A totally unique experience enabled by modern devices, this story plays out in real time. As Taylor works to stay alive, notifications deliver new messages throughout your day. Keep up as they come in, or catch up later when you’re free. You can even respond to Taylor directly from your Apple Watch or your iPhone lock screen, without launching into the app.

Or, dive in and jump back to earlier points in the story, and see what happens when you make a different choice. Simple actions can have a profound effect. Complete any single path to restart the story and unlock this mode.

Lifeline is a deep, immersive story of survival and perseverance, with many possible outcomes. Taylor is relying on YOU.

Internet connection not required. No in-app purchases and no ads.

Praise for Lifeline:

“I’ve played many games that I find engrossing, but Lifeline may be one of the first that changed the way I thought about my daily routine, which leapt off the screen and became a part of my lived experience.” - Eli Cymet, Gamezebo

“I felt an immediate attachment to a fictional character pinging me from a strange galaxy to my wearable.” - Luke Hopewell, Gizmodo Australia

“[P]laying it on the Apple Watch makes you truly feel like you’re exchanging messages with an astronaut via a futuristic transmitter.” - Michael Andronico, Tom’s Guide

“For a few brief hours I cared – really cared – about the fate of a completely fictional character. I don’t think any other game I’ve played has made me feel that way before.” - Matt Thrower, PocketGamer

Lifeline was created by:
Dave Justus
Mars Jokela
Dan Selleck
Colin Liotta
Jason Nowak
Ben “Books” Schwartz

What's new in version 1.4

Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Taylor has learned two new languages, so German and French speakers can enjoy Lifeline as well!

We’re still blown away by everyone’s enthusiasm for Lifeline. Stay tuned for news about Lifeline 2 in the coming weeks – and hang in there, Taylor!


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Andreas Muller

Version 1.4 – November 22, 2015 at 4:25 AM

Recommended by Michael Johnston

Version 1.2 – May 3, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Great fun and perfect for the Apple Watch!

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 1.4 – August 15, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Simple text based game that is compelling.

Recommended by Barry Fulk

Version 1.4 – August 15, 2015 at 5:27 AM

Outstanding game with excellent watch integration

Recommended by Adam Christianson

Version 1.4 – October 19, 2015 at 6:29 AM

Recommended by Oleg Neyolov

Version 1.4 – October 24, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Recommended by Jerry

Version 1.4 – November 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.4 – December 7, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Rated so-so by Michael Overstreet

Version 1.4 – March 8, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Recommended by Mark Tyler

Version 1.4 – November 1, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Recommended by Andrew Chang

Version 1.4 – February 18, 2017 at 1:42 PM