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News video games 04 March 2022, 14:58

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Life is Strange: Aftermath Chapter 1 Available For Free

Fans of the first installment of the Life is Strange series can return to a familiar world with Life is Strange: Aftermath, a free visual novel from the independent team Retro Zone Studios.

Independent studio Retro Zone has released a free early version of Life is Strange: Aftermath. The project belongs to the visual novel genre and presents an alternative vision of what could happen in Arcadia Bay if the main character of the first part of the seriesMax Caulfield, sacrificed Chloe Price to save the townspeople.

Aftermath's technical side

Retro Zone Studios mentions in the project description that the free version of the game is a kind of demo, which will be expanded with new content (also free of charge). The first chapter of Life is Strange: Aftermath offers:

  1. over 20,000 words,
  2. 22 unique character sprites,
  3. original artwork,
  4. choices leading to various scenes and events.
Life is Strange: Aftermath Chapter 1 Available For Free - picture #1
One of the screenshots provided by the creators. Source:

A few words from the studio

Life is Strange: Aftermath is the first major project from Retro Zone. With the release of an early version of the game, the developers will share plans for its development.

"Our visual novel is finally out!

We want to thank you all so much for your support all the way up until here, it's been an amazing experience. And this is just the beginning! We'll update our game by chapters as they come out, and we'll keep you guys updated as always."

So if copyright laws don't get in the way, Life is Strange fans can expect more installments of the project.

Life is Strange: Aftermath target platforms

Life is Strange: Aftermath was made available via By downloading the demo, you get access to four files that enable you to test the content on:

  1. Windows,
  2. macOS,
  3. Linux,
  4. iOS.

The studio plans to expand this list to Android devices. Unfortunately, it did not give exact information when users of this platform will be able to play the game.

  1. Life is Strange: Aftermath - official website
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