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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 5 / 5 stars

An exercise in self discovery.

Honestly, as a game, it sucks. It is however amazing as a psychological test. Can you pick a priority in this situation? If so and you are the thoughtful type, you must continually justify this priority. If not, you can only expect small victories. I chose to value a cure above all else. Even as the benefit of a cure continually shrunk and everything else fell apart. I even considered how easy it would be to justify the death of my wife to my daughter while perusing this cure. It turns out that in the right situation, I am a cold, manipulative bastard able to regard the life of even those closest to me as trivial in comparison to a higher goal like the survival of humanity. I am both amazed and thankful something this simple could illuminate that.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

no restart bypassed with a breeze.

I found out how to bypass your "no restart" feature, but for your sake i'm not going to share it, or abuse it. I admire your determination, but it's really just asking for trouble.

P.S. the movement is a tad too slow, and the music repetitive. 9/10
good concept, and decent implementation.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woot Woot!!

Wow all u gotta do is work and work and work boring as hell but hey least u dont die :D now isnt that a bright side to this game?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


LAME game gets stuck after you finish


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


Since I didn't know whether to give this game a 0 or a 10, I decided to split the difference.

Positives: This game will genuinely makes you think about what choices you would make if you knew the end was near. It sucks you in to very simplistic characters and creates a wealth of emotion in a short period of time. I admire the concept of one and only one chance, I think it's innovative and a breath of fresh air in comparison to the usual "die and try 5000 more times" type of game.

Cons: Simply put, this game is depressing. I lost sleep over it. Don't picture your loved ones when you play, or it will hit you somewhere you don't want to be hit. The particular element I'm referring to is having to look at your wife's blood-soaked corpse lying on the ground, only to open the door to your daughter's room and see a pool of blood lying near her bed. Then, having to bury the only two people in the world you love with your own hands.

This game redefines the unrealistic nature of die 9000 times until you get what you want, which I think is great because in real life, you only have one chance. The game's merits, however, don't outweigh its insanely depressing themes. It may just be me, but I like happy endings.

(P.S. There is a way to replay the game, however, out of respect to the author, I won't reveal it here.)

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