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Odds are pretty good that you’ve hear this phrase from grizzled SNES-era gamers entering their thirties: “Games are too easy these days!” (Of course, younger gamers will use the same tone to complain about a lack of regenerating health and auto-saves.) If you long for the days of three lives and no continues… then even you might not be hardcore enough for One Single Life. This freshman game from developer FreshTone takes the “permanent death” idea to extremes by allowing you, well, one single life.

That isn’t just one life per level, by the way – it’s one life per game. As in, the entire platforming game. The concept is simple: tap once to start running, tap again to jump, and hope you make it to the opposite building. Install the game on your phone, die once, and all you can do afterwards is stare at the title screen. It’s an interesting idea as far as game theory goes, but if the early comments are any indication, One Single Life won’t be sticking around on many devices for too long. Of course, you could buy “unlimited lives” with an in-app purchase of $1.99, essentially a one-time charge for the full version of the game.

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Or you could go into the Apps menu and delete all the local data if you want to try again. And ruin the whole concept. Just like I did.

[via Android and Me]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • wolfkabal

    This is a pretty awesome concept, I can see this catching on for other games as a "demo" mode.

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      it reminded me of SAO XD

  • squiddy20

    "Or you could go into the Apps menu and delete all the local data if you want to try again. And ruin the whole concept. Just like I did."
    Hahahahaha! Yes! :D

  • hush404

    SNES era? Nah, NES era. The SNES is prob my fav system ever, but NES games were BRUTAL.

    • hush404

      So.. my Galaxy S nor Nexus 7 are supported? Really?

      • Sky

        Are you in Canada or another non-US country? I'm having the same issue on my Nexus S and Nexus 7. Canada here.

        • hush404

          Yep, in Canada... sigh... I hate that segregation is becoming an issue online.

  • MacMan156

    WTF y u no let me install in Canada?

  • http://twitter.com/grundo xe

    i can t play in chile T_T

  • That’s Questionable

    YOLO the game

  • Peri

    wow, seriously? Can't install it outside from the US... someone upload the apk...

  • Joaquín Tuduri

    Can't install outside of US.......