Who are you texting with?” a friend asked as I kept checking my phone at dinner. “An astronaut stranded on the moon,” I answered. It was kind of true.
That’s the idea behind Lifeline, a mobile game that makes you the sole point of contact for the survivor of a spaceship crash. The first time you hear from Taylor, a frightened young student who just emerged from an escape pod in an alien desert, the situation is dire. There’s no food, no water, no way off the surface, and only one person in range to talk to: you. Continue reading