Without a doubt, Life Is Strange is one of the most groundbreaking games of the past decade. It has been described as having a David Lynch-inspired tone to it and has a relatable main character trying to save her friend.
The ending of Life Is Strange is emotionally powerful, (spoiler warning!) with the player being forced to choose between saving her friend’s life or the lives of thousands of innocent townspeople. (I personally chose to save thousands of innocent people.)
Neither ending is canon, or, to be more precise, BOTH endings are canon in different timelines. This is to give the player the ultimate choice. Whatever you choose is canon in your timeline. While it’s true that a comic book series has been released following the events of the timeline where you save your friend, that is just the reality of one of many timelines. (I would like for the same writer or a different one to write a series following the timeline where she saves the town, to be fair to all players.)
A group of especially passionate Life Is Strange fans have come together to create an original game inspired by Life Is Strange. The game will be called This Bed We Made, and will be set in the 1950s. Players will accompany a hotel maid as she goes into hotel rooms and tries to solve a mystery. Details are scarce, but more will be revealed as the release date approaches. If I had to take a guess, I would guess that sneaking into rooms at night or while guests are away will be a key feature.
I discovered This Bed We Made while browsing through the upcoming video games on Kickstarter – campaigns that have not launched but are preparing to launch. In a short amount of time, This Bed We Made attracted almost 500 watchers. Unfortunately, the developers pulled the campaign from the list of the upcoming projects due to the project being postponed due to covid. I wish they had kept it up so that it could continue to accumulate followers so that when it does come out, it has a higher chance of meeting its funding goal.
Another advantage of keeping your campaign up even if it’s been postponed is because it gives more chances for game journalists to discover your game and write articles. I seemed to have discovered the campaign on the week that they took it down. If I had been just a little late, I never would have discovered this promising indie, and this article wouldn’t exist. So to the devs, if you’re reading this, please put the campaign back on the Upcoming Projects list. I promise you it will be worth it!
This Bed We Made will release on Xbox, PlayStation, computer, and probably Switch.