LayereD Stories 0 Smartphone Game to End Service
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the Layered Stories 0 smartphone game revealed on Thursday that the game will end service on January 8. The app will end sales of in-game "crystal" items on December 7.
The game launched for iOS and Android in December 2017, and inspired a series of anime shorts that streamed inside the game and on Bandai Namco Entertainment's YouTube channel.
The game and anime's story takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2037. LayereD is a platform that uses mixed reality technology to create visualizations of the Internet in the real world. By using special devices, people can have various augmented-reality experiences. Users are able to bring things they imagine into the real world, allowing for a wide variety of self-expression. However, the system does not provide people the freedom it was supposed to, and people actually live in an oppressive society. In the Varna Counter system, harmful creations are eliminated in order to make LayereD "completely clean and healthy." Because users monitor each other to maintain regulations, society becomes rigid and constrained.