At least that’s how it was described to me in a tweet from Andrew Webster, former Gamezebo editor and current scribe at The Verge. And after hearing a description like that, there was no way around it: I just had to learn more.
Now on Kickstarter, Last Life is a murder mystery with a twist:
The murder you’re trying to solve is your own.
“LAST LIFE is a sci-fi noir adventure game for PC, Mac and Linux about a transhumanist colony on Mars,” reads the official Kickstarter page. “When a murdered detective is 3D printed back into existence, he reopens his last case to uncover what he missed–a hunt that reveals AI corruption, corporate espionage, and the conspiracy that may have led to Earth’s doom.”
If that sounds as incredible to you as it does to me, you’re not alone. The folks at Double Fine happen to agree with us, so much so that Last Life has become the second game to earn the “Double Fine Presents,” distinction – an initiative that Tim Schafer & Co. have launched to help raise the visibility of deserving indie games that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
The first Double Fine Presents game, Escape Goat 2, launched last month and earned a near-perfect score in its Gamezebo review.
Three episodes are planned for Last Life, but this Kickstarter is only aimed at powering the financial end of episode one. That said, if episode two and three see completion, you’ll be pleased to know that a single $15 pledge will get you a DRM-free digital copy of every episode in the trilogy.
As of this writing, Last Life has just past the $42k mark of its $75k goal, and still has 25 days left to close the gap. Visit the project’s official Kickstarter page to learn more.