In a video game, “dying” is a loose term. Re-starting the level or magically resurfacing at the last checkpoint doesn’t really scream “the end.”
Enter One Single Life, an experimental iPhone game. Time the jump across the two buildings perfectly and you’ll make it to the next level. If you don’t? Well, you’re dead and that free app just sits on your phone taunting you.
The developers claim only 4% of players in the world will be able to finish. (I got to level 9. Huzzah!) But don’t let the traffic noises, pulsing heartbeat or “Death is final. Sure you’re ready for this?” message get to you.
After you die, play the cloud level during the credits (the last cloud requires the longest jump you can make) and it will grant you a second life starting from the level in which you plummeted to your alleged death and could “never, ever return.”
I guess in video games only taxes are final.
Download the game here.
Read WIRED UK’s full article on One Single Life here.