Afterlife © 1996 LucasArts Ent. Co.
Welcome to Afterlife, the world-building simulation that lets you create the hereafter in the here and now. Possessed of an unearthly sense of humor, it all begins in a god-knows-where galaxy. As a "regional spiritual director" your task, give to you by the Powers That Be, is to develop two prime planes of "unreal estate" - heaven and hell - simultaneously. Keep billions of souls happy by giving them the rewards and punishments they deserve.
Open up your afterlife with the Pearly Gates of Heaven or the Fiery Gates of Hell, zone for the Seven Deadly Sins and/or their respective Virtues. Then lay down some roads. Soon, the dearly departed arrive in droves. Keep them in your afterlife and you flourish. Lose too many along the way and it may mean a visit from the Four Surfers of the Apocalypso (not a good time).
Factor in a half-dozen or so supernatural disasters (not including total annihilation), money problems and headaches from the planet and you're in for infinite hours of gameplay. Afterlife includes over 200 artistically rendered rewards and punishments, nearly 300 detailed tiles and buildings, more maps, graphs and charts than you can shake a pitchfork at, plus the most sophisticated engine of any sim game beginning with the letter A.
Project Leader & Design: Michael Stemmle
Lead Programming: Justin Graham
Programming: Reinaldo Castro, Aaron Giles
Lead Artist: Paul Mica
Graphics / Artwork: Graham Annable, Kevin Evans, Chris Hockabout, Brian Rich, Patrick Sirk, Martin Yee
Music: Peter McConnell
Sound: Creek Hart
Production: Camela Boswell, Susan Upshaw
Cover Art: Terri Soo Hoo
Documentation: Jo Ashburn
Playtesting: James Davison, Dana Fong, Doyle Gilstrap Jr., John Hannon, Brian Kemp, Josef Richardson
Quality Assurance: Jo Ashburn, Matthew Azeveda, Albert Chen, John Drake, Erik Ellestad, Creek Hart, Darren Johnson, Ryan Kaufman, Theresa O'Connor, Adam Pasztory, Randy Tudor, Jason Yunker
Acting / Voiceovers: Rebecca Arthur, Steven Jay Blum, Carrie Gordon-Lowrey, Milton James
Undetermined: Kim Lyons, James Byers, Michele Harrell, Michael Levine, Jillian Moffett