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Dec 2, 2010 | 10:51 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place December 3, 2010

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Arrow keys to control.
Space Bar to interact.

One Chance is a game about choices and dealing with them.

Scientist John Pilgrim and his team have accidently created a pathogen that is killing all living cells on Earth.

In the last 6 remaining in-game days on Earth, the player must make choices about how to spend his last moments. Will he spend time with his family, work on a cure or go nuts?



Rated 4 / 5 stars December 14, 2010

Excellent Game!

I only gave it 8 stars for two reasons: the first was that it felt a lot like "Every Day the Same Dream," the second was because, much like that game, the walk speed felt about 15% too slow. I get that you're trying to make it feel real by not having the character run around or anything like that, but pixelated environments aren't much to look at, so the atmosphere is lost.

You did an excellent job with the game, though! I personally found the cure on the very last day, and it was depressing because it looks like my daughter and I are the only ones to make it. Hopefully that isn't the case, though. If it is then repopulating the world is going to be awkward...


Rated 5 / 5 stars December 14, 2010

ahh nooo

gah i know i had one chance... i just picked the wrong things... my ending was depressing... good game tho, teaches about human flaws and corrections.... i like it


Rated 5 / 5 stars December 14, 2010

i found a way to reset it

Great game. Nice story line and gameplay. was bummed when i first tried to reset, but then i rememberd the "right click" settings. *hint* THERES A FILE ON UR COMP *hint*

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 14, 2010


this is a great game and I loved it but I wish I would have known that you literally one get "one chance" had I known this I would have taken my time and made the choices with more thought. I dont understand why you couldnt put a replay button in on this game, it would have made it that much more amazing to me and im sure to many others.. either way it was well done! I just wish I could play again :'(


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 14, 2010

Creative, but not without flaws.

It's a cool concept but i think the simplicity of it might have worked against it in some ways. for instance, the fact that you move so slowly and aren't given any direction as to what you should be pressing, I was tempted more than once to try pressing space bar on whatever i could think of in order to maybe find something hidden. this, tied with the fact that any dialogue can be skipped by pressing space and that space is unanimously the button for "yes", it's easy to accidentally pick an option you didnt intend to.

Also, since the game is so simplistic, i didn't feel like i was making very informed decisions, or was given much choice at all. on at least 2 of the days, I simply had to do what the game let me, which was to take a linear path through my house, into the car and up to the labs roof to listen to NPCs talk.

For a game that gives me "one chance" i felt a little deprived of that chance for the most part. On the other hand, it's very well presented as a sort of interactive narrative and it's short enough to not overstay it's welcome.

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