The tournament update for One Single Life has gone live. Remember One Single Life? It’s the game that gives you one life to make it over as many increasingly difficult jumps as possible. When you fall, the game locks you out permanently (unless you uninstall/ reinstall the app). This tournament update brings some significant changes to the game, which we’ll get into below. The developer also announced that One Single Life 2 will come out on September 15.
The new tournament mode for the original One Single Life is something of a world-wide event happening between now and Saturday. The first person to get a million points in the game will win a mystery prize, and if you’re one of the first 50 to get a million points, you’ll receive a free copy of One Single Life 2 when it comes out.
To make the tournament model work, they’ve bent the rules of the game slightly. Now, instead of locking you out permanently when you die, you’re only locked out 30 minutes before you can take another shot. Your points accumulate, and you can try jumps of varying point values, from 1,000 all the way up to 250,000. This is good for people with terrible reflexes, because they can just keep grinding away at low-scoring jumps to rack up a million points.
There are two caveats, however. You no longer get the chance to practice jumps before you try them for real, which makes each jump all the more intense. And before you attempt a jump, you’ll occasionally have to wait through a 15 second ad. The game is free, so we’re not complaining.
We have a few details about One Single Life 2 as well. It will have 10 new jump locations, a hidden game mode, and a secret ending, as well as death cam replays, leaderboards, and achievements. But the best way to prepare for the sequel is to download One Single Life now and compete in the tournament. After all, practice makes perfect.