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Lifelike (2019): Chapter One is a light-touch simulation game where you interact with flocking particles to create a soothing and meditative experience. It's an exercise in attending to something playful and the pleasure and escape that comes from this.

Swarm behaviour is one of the most aesthetically striking natural occurrences that can be observed on our planet. Experiencing this phenomenon in Lifelike lets the reality melt away. Drift in harmony with thousands of little creatures and enjoy Lifelike’s ambient colourful soundscapes.

Through a series of levels, you lead these flocks to solve visual and geographical puzzles that invite exploration and experimentation while also guiding you forward.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lifelike 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation game with Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on Apple App Store.

Skill Level

2+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young children can enjoy interacting with the organic movement and music. As children get older these interactions get more purposeful.


Lifelike usually costs £10.99.


Steam Store PC £10.99
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation and Traversal

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Kunabi B (@KunabiB)

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