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The game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair will attempt to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber.

With high quality production values and a unique hand-drawn art style, LIFE IS STRANGE is a compelling, story-driven experience where choice and consequence play a key role in how the narrative unfolds. But there is a twist. At the beginning of the game Max discovers she has a remarkable power… the ability to rewind time. In LIFE IS STRANGE the player has the power to affect the game’s narrative and also change the course of history itself.

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The game was originally going to be called "What If".

DONTNOD said that several publishers they approached wanted them to change the lead to a male, but Square Enix was the only one that didn't want them to change anything about the concept.

In the files for Episode 3, there is a confrontation between Jefferson and Max, probably intended for after Chloe angrily drops Max off. However, the devs decided to have Max silently exit Chloe's car, followed by an immediate transition to her room

This game is based on the Chaos Theory of Butterfly Effect. Consequently, butterflies in the game symbolize an upcoming decision point.


Max: "We made this grave for Chloe's kitty. Poor Bongo. He never saw that car coming."

Max: Max you are not crazy. You are not dreaming. It’s time to be an everyday hero."

Max: "I love that Mom sent me a fat box of chocolate coconut bites for my birthday, and $200 gift certificate. She sure knows how to make a sad birthday happy."

Kate: "I'm kinda over humanity today. Sorry to be a drama queen."

Daniel "Oh, hi Max. Could I, um, ask you a question? Would you mind letting me sketch you?"


Easter Eggs

In the girls dorm, Room 217's board reads "REᗡЯUM", a clear reference to The Shining.

When searching Victoria's room, if the player examines the TV, Max will refer to Final Fantasy: Spirits Within as one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.

There's an RV in the parking lot of the school that resembles the one seen in the "Breaking Bad" TV series. The license plate even reads "BRKBD". Other license plates include "PRKSNRC" (Parks and Rec), "TWNPKS" (Twin Peaks), "THSPRNS" (The Sopranos), "TWLGHTZN" (Twilight Zone) and "THXFLS" (The X-Files)

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What a brilliant story. Enough said.