Interactive 2015

Life is Strange

In this engrossing video game, players are thrust into the life of a seemingly ordinary high school student who discovers her ability to rewind time and thus change the course of the game’s tragic events. The game smartly combines tropes from classic genres – murder mystery, science fiction, coming-of-age quests – and subverts them with unique, non-linear game-play mechanics, taboo subjects, and gorgeous environments. Through these elements, Life is Strange offers players the ability not only to lose themselves in a rich narrative, but also to discover how seemingly random choices have unimaginable consequences and outcomes.