Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I play Lives at War?
You can play online in your browser right now or you can install the game on your PC or Mac by downloading it from our download page. For more details visit the how to play page.
Q: How much does it cost?
There aren't any costs, it’s completely free to play!
Q: Will I need to give my details?
No, we do not ask for your details. You just need to enter a name for you avatar when you join the game. The name can be your real name or something you make up – it’s entirely up to you!
Q: Do I need any special software to play the game?
To play in the browser you need to have the Unity plugin installed. If you don’t have this you will be prompted to install it the first time you play.
To play the desktop application you need to download and install the Windows or Mac version of the game from the Download page. Once you have downloaded it you do not require any further software to play the game.
Q: Do I need a powerful computer to play?
The game should run on most computers made in the last 3 years. For improved gameplay you can run the game with higher quality settings on newer and more powerful computers – just go to ‘Settings’ to change the quality.
Q: How long does it take to play the game from start to end?
Completion of the game can take 2-3 hours if you explore all of the content and videos it contains. However, it has been designed to support short playing slots and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. The rich layers of content mean there’s lots to discover through repeat playing.
Q: Can I play in a group and can I talk to my friends within the game?
The online and desktop versions of the game which are publicly available through this website are single-player which means that you can only interact with computer characters. However a multi-player version of the game is available on request. For more details visit the Multiplayer page.
Q: Do I need to be good with computers?
No, you don’t need any specialist computer knowledge to play the game. To walk around use the arrow keys and to interact with objects click on them with your mouse.
Q: I don’t speak English well. Can I play in another language?
At present only an English language version of the game exists, for which a good grasp of the English language is required. If you are interested in other language versions please contact Lighthouse.
Q: Will I be contacted at any point?
No. We do not collect any personal details, and will never contact you.
Q: How do I progress through the game?
If you interact with the characters and complete the tasks then your avatar will progress through the game to the end.
Q: Can I pause the game?
No, but there are no time restrictions so it is possible to stay in a game if the browser is kept open. If you close your browser window or exit the installed game, then you will have to start from the beginning next time you play.
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