Free App of the Week: Help a stranded astronaut survive in Lifeline

Lifeline, an intriguing game that pits players in the position of guiding a stranded astronaut to survival, is this week's free app of the week on the App Store.

In Lifeline, players come into radio contact with Taylor, an astronaut marooned in space. As you play the game, Taylor will send you messages and you must help him survive by guiding him on what to do. You'll be in charge of guiding where he should go, what he should explore and more, with the ultimate goal being to help him survive.

What's particularly interesting about Lifeline is that you can reply to Taylor's messages on both the lock screen of your phone or your Apple Watch, making it a survival story that takes place in real time as you go about your day.

Lifeline will be free on the App Store through January 21, so be sure to hit up the link below to help Taylor survive the rigors of space.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster