Surviving High School
is a visual novel
game developed and published by Electronic Arts
. It was originally released for mobile phones
in 2005, later being made available for iPhone
and iPod Touch
in 2009 and for iPad
and Android OS
in 2011. New episodes are released and available for download on a weekly basis. It shares many similarities in terms of gameplay mechanics and visuals to its sister game, Cause of Death
, which is also developed by EA Games. Some of the characters from Surviving High School now feature in the sister game High School Story
by Pixelberry Studios. The character Autumn Brooks transferred out of the Surviving High School after being bullied, and now features heavily in High School Story, alongside other characters with minor roles such as Owen, Wes and Kimi. This ties in with a bullying theme carried through High School story and their partnership with The Cybersmile Foundation. Autumn's bullying storyline from Surviving High School enables her to help a student called Hope in High School Story, who is being cyberbullied; this storyline helps to raise awareness of the issue of bullying and cyber bullying in high school age students.
On April 30, 2014, it was announced during one of the episodes that the game would be ending soon. The final episode was released in July 2014.
|Build Name||Build Date||Build Version|
|SHS-PlayableDemo||Apr 27, 2009||MS3-1758|
|SHS-Demo||May 26, 2009||MS4-1100-WW|