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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 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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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I never read the author comments..

I know that the game is called One Chance, but I immediately assumed there was a replay feature for a failure. And although i like the concept, and the story, I believe that requiring attention for the installment of a replay feature is kinda sad.

It is still a great concept. I know that effort goes into every game, but its sad to NEED the attention. Sorry but I won't be paying attention for this so called installment.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Did It! :D

I didn't Save EVERYONE!!!! but I saved my daughter and me, i found the cure too :D msg me if you want to know how

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game

My guy found a cure!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is by far one of the best narrative based games I've ever played. I ruined it from the very start so I just tried to take advantage of any chance that came up, but I felt every decision I made was weighted. This idea, the way you pulled it off so perfectly, and the original nature of the way it's played really drew me in. You have a great career ahead of you.