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Are They Dead? Are They Alive? Wonder No Longer
Have you ever wanted to know if a celebrity is still with us? As its name implies, Are They Dead is a morbidly interesting game that lets you know if your celebrity of choice is still alive and kicking or has become one with the ether.
XDA forum member alinescoo has baked in functionality that allows users to search for their favorite celebrities by name, their notable works, death date, and an incredibly creepy “recently deceased” list. Future revisions will even have the option of configurable death notifications for your favorite celebrities.
In the words of the developer:
Have you ever caught yourself wondering “Hey, are they still alive?” Well ‘Are They Dead?’ let’s you easily search for your favorite celebrities and answer that very question.
-View information on your favorite celebrities, including their age, birthday, the date they died and cause of death.
-Can’t remember the persons name? Search from films, TV shows and even bands!
-Search by a specific date. Find out who might have died on your birthday, or which celebrity has the same birthday as you.
-Search from millions of entries!
*(Coming Soon) Notifications! Keep track of your favorite celebrities and get notifications on their birthday, status, or the anniversary of their death. Completely customizable. Plus many more features!
Sounds perfect for those who have a strange affinity for the other worldly. Those interested can get their fill in the application thread.
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