Life is Strange

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Name: Life Is Strange
Abbreviation(s): LiS
Creator: Dontnod Entertainment
Date(s): Episode 1: 30 January 2015

Episode 2: 24 March 2015
Episode 3: 19 May 2015
Episode 4: 28 July 2015

Episode 5: 20 October 2015
Medium: Video Game
Country of Origin: France, USA
External Links: Life Is Strange official website
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Life Is Strange is an episodic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix.


Life Is Strange 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.


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Due to the games tight focus on its two female leads, Max and Chloe, femslash dominates the fandom shipping activity. Unsurprisingly, this has made Max Caulfield/Chloe Price the juggernaut pairing of the fandom. The other main femslash pairings include Max Caulfield/Victoria Chase and Max Caulfield/Kate Marsh. Warren Graham/Nathan Prescott also has a sizable slash following.


Theories and Speculations

There were several popular fan theories and speculations as to how the game would end while it was being released.[1] Fan theory posts and videos became so popular that Dontnod gave a shout-out to them in the credits of Episode 5. Some examples of popular theories include:

  • Chloe Price has to die.
  • Max Caulfield has repeated the same week multiple times but can't remember it.
  • Rachel Amber is alive.
  • Max Caulfield is Rachel Amber.
  • Rachel is a time traveler.
  • The homeless woman is Max/Rachel from the future.
  • The graffiti are messages that Max is leaving herself from different timelines.
  • Rachel is stuck in an alternative timeline and can't come back.
  • The Vortex Club is a sect who is sacrificing people to their God.
  • Samuel is a wise shaman who can talk to animals and knows what happened to Rachel.
  • The tornado is a metaphor and will never happen.
  • The Native Americans have something to do with the tornado.

Let's Plays

Let's Plays are especially popular due to the episodic format of Life Is Strnage and its multiple choices that can be made, thus giving players and viewers different outcomes in different playthroughs.


Fan arts

Video Game

  • Love is Strange is a fan-made visual novel based on Life Is Strange. The dark and supernatural elements from the original game are excised and the queer romance brought to the fore.

Archives & Fannish Links


  1. only true LiS fans™ remember, accessed 2016-09-14.