Life Is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was released in five episodic parts periodically throughout 2015.
The game’s plot focuses on Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. After having foreseen an approaching storm, Max must take on the responsibility to prevent it from destroying her town. The player’s actions will adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time. Fetch quests and making environmental changes represent the forms of puzzle solving in addition to using branching choices for conversation.
Development of Life Is Strange began in April 2013. It was formed with an episodic format in mind, for reasons both financial and creative. The developers conducted field research on the setting by travelling to the Pacific Northwest, and subverted known archetypes to make the characters. Player feedback influenced the adjustments made to the episodes. Story and character arc serve as the central point in the game rather than traditional graphic adventure tropes like point-and-click puzzles. The voice recording sessions took place in Los Angeles.
Life is Strange system requirements (minimum)
CPU SPEED: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows Vista
VIDEO CARD: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
FREE DISK SPACE: 3 GB
Life is Strange Recommended Requirements
CPU SPEED: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows 7
VIDEO CARD: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)