Passing the torch

Video game concept

Whenever player character dies or otherwise becomes incapacitated indefinitely, the responsibility of finishing the task is passed on to another character.


Alternate name: Passing the mantle

The first video game about Passing the torch was released on November 2008.

Cellar Door Games, Arcen Games and Endless Loop Studios has published most of these games

Essentially the only way(?) to explain naturally any sort of system of extra lives, where the game essentially says "no, that guy who died wasn't the protagonist, this guy is".

This does not require player has limited number of lives, only that the death/loss of the previous player character is treated like this.

Not for instances where this happens as per plot or when player can freely swap between characters.

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