The video game that teaches you how to save lives

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It’s 2174 and Mars shows the scars of a technological cataclysm. The same nanites programmed to make out of Mars a liveable planet are now keeping it a barren land, hostile to any and all life forms. Scientific and exploration teams are building new human outposts, studying the nanites and looking for a way to understand and control their behaviour. The hero of our story is one of them, and he is currently collecting datas about the nanites clouds in the Tharsis sector.

When an unexpected nanites storm hits the frontier there is no choice but leaving the structure as fast as possible, trying to save the collected data and to rescue the researchers from the breaches caused by the storm. During his escape, the player will need to exploit all his knowledge and learn the basis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Only applying the protocol correctly he will save the lives of the victims of the accident. Will he manage to reach the rescue shuttle in time?


  • Sci-fi story, set on Mars in a near future
  • Story mode: 4 levels of adventure, puzzles and exploration
  • Training mode: learn CPR basis or repeat your training to keep your resuscitation skills sharp
  • Tournament Kinect mode: designed for schools, allows you to challenge your friends, family and colleagues

About the team

Three teams collaborated to create Relive, looking after the three major aspects of the title: scientific supervision, tracking technology, gaming experience.

The Italian Resuscitation Council was founded in 1994, with the purpose of inform and rise awareness about cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Italy. The association involves doctors from different disciplines and nurses, actively involved in CPR related activities, inside and outside the hospitals. IRC complete the work of similar associations active in Italy and abroad, especially European Resuscitation Council's. IRC oversaw the scientific aspects of Relive.

The tracking technology, basis of the game, has been developed by PERCRO Laboratory part of the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Finally Studio Evil, a development studio based in Bologna, curated the creation of the game. Studio Evil was founded in 2011 and works to create extraordinary titles with an arcade vibe. Among them Syder Arcade, a multidirectional sci-fi shoot 'em up, and Super Cane Magic ZERO, a crazy RPG created in collaboration with the comic book artist Sio.

Release Date:
October 16th, 2015

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Selected Articles

"An adrenalin-rushed first person 3D adventure to train people in CPR."

Financial Times
"The Italian creators of the game, called Relive, hope VR will encourage more people to learn life-saving techniques, and ultimately extend to all kinds of medical training."

"Game over to cardiac arrest"

Il Sole 24 ORE
"And we learn - playing - how to save a life, in case of cardiac arrest."


Italian Resuscitation Council
Scientific Supervision

PERCRO Laboratory
Tracking Technology

Studio Evil Team
Story, Code, Design, Art

Chris Zabriskie