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Afterlife is a God game released by LucasArts in 1996 that places the player in the role of a semi-omnipotent being known as a Demiurge, with the job of creating a functional Heaven and Hell to reward or punish the citizens of the local planet.
The player does not assign citizens to their various punishments and rewards, since the game does this automatically. Instead, the player creates the infrastructure (roads, zones for the various sins/virtues, reincarnation centers) that allows the afterlife to function properly.
Players are accountable for the job that they do because their bosses, The Powers That Be, check in from time to time. The player also has the assistance of two advisors—Aria Goodhalo, an angel, and Jasper Wormsworth, a demon. Aria and Jasper provide warnings when things are going wrong with the afterlife, and offer tips on how to fix the problems.
The game is very satirical, with various references to pop culture (such as a passing mention of a "San Quentin Scarearantino" or sending a Death Star to destroy buildings if the player cheats too much).
The primary goal of the game is to provide divine and infernal services for the inhabitants of the afterlife. This afterlife caters to one particular planet, known simply as the Planet. The creatures living on the Planet are called EMBOs, or Ethically Mature Biological Organisms. When an EMBO dies, its SOUL, or Stuff Of Unending Life, travels to the afterlife where it will attempt to find an appropriate "fate structure". Fate structures are places where SOULs are rewarded or punished, as appropriate, for the virtues or sins that they practiced while they were alive.
Of course these facilities also need personnel. These can be either hired or trained by building special training facilities. There are also additional things the player has to keep in mind, e.g. the satisfaction of each soul and the energy supply. Every buildings has to be micro-managed by adjusting their settings but there is also the possibility to use a tool which does it automatically - for a price.
Random disasters like "Birds of Paradise" (excrement rain down on the facilities) break the economic circle and challenge the player to repair the damage.
- Intro and Tutorial video :
»»» INSTRUCTIONS «««
Click on "Part1" and Download the RAR file. Unpack/Extract it with WinRar or 7Zip to obtain an ISO Image.
If you want to Play from your Harddrive, Unpack/Extract the ISO to where you want and use "ALIFE.exe" to Play.
You can also play directly from the ISO file. Just Mount it in a Virtual Drive. As above, use "ALIFE.exe" to Play.
If for some reason you can't get the Game to work, download "Part2" which is a Full-Rip of the Game. Just Unpack/Extract it to whre you want the Game Installed. And again, use "ALIFE.exe" to Play.
In any case tha Game might create a Folder on your "C:" Drive called "ALIFE". That's where the SaveGames and Configurations are stored.
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