Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mid-Morning Snack: You Only Live Once

That's right.  You only live once. More than once, Rob and I have talked about permadeath.  He believes that there may be merit in a game that, upon your character’s death, refuses to let you keep playing.  Think Mission Impossible-style self-terminating messages. 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to play You Only Live Once, published by Kongregate.  It’s a story about a boy whose girlfriend is kidnapped by a giant lizard.  He embarks on a quest to save her and…let’s just say things don’t turn out so well.  At least, not for most people playing it.

Should you perish, I recommend clicking the continue button as many times as it will let you.  It serves as kind of an epilogue to the game.  Then, you should refresh the page.  And then try playing the game in a different browser.  And then try loading it on Newgrounds.  Believe me, it’s worth it.

Just remember, you only live once.