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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 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

mind blowing

six days at the end of the world, with your ever impending death... So much could have gone wrong but this game is fantastic, harrowing, beautiful and disturbing all at the same time, the atmosphere was perfect and the pixel animation just made it even better.
this game is pure art.
on my playthrough i died alone in my lab trying to find a cure. i enjoyed the lack of replayability as it shows that in this situation you only have one chance (which is something that was reiterated all through the game), also when you die the screen doesn't fade out, it just stays on your character, dead and lonely, was a bold and stunning choice which worked very well.
another thing i was in awe of was the fact that you felt the characters so deeply despite the game only lasting 5-10 minutes... the suicide of Dr Pilgrims wife and the death of his child were deeply unsettling... i mean if you were put in that position how would you react, it sounds odd but really there isn't a right way you can act in the situation: you work, your wife kills herself and you and your child suffer. You spend time with your family, you're selfish for not trying to find a cure for the apocalypse that you created.
the music also fitted perfectly in the atmosphere and was a brilliant choice as the wrong music could have destroyed this game.
i wish there were more games like this... games with a soul...

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Rated 2 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

... Okay

The concept is fairly creative, but the execution is poor. Tedious controls, lack of choices and an overall disappointing experience.

By the way, I saved the world and still got to replay the game. I had several chances, but only needed one!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 3, 2010


deletes the cokies and play again ^^


Rated 2 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

Continuity Error

While the concept of this game isn't new (only being able to play once) you have still managed to make this game unique enough that it doesn't feel like a clone. I like the story (even if it is a bit cliché) and there is definite emotion in the story.

However the one thing that fails to impress is the continuity; for a game which is 80% story it really needs to make sense (this could also be considered a bug) if you cheat on your wife and she leaves, the next day when the man attacks you (and you overpower him) you go home to find them murdered, despite them not being there.

I don't know whether this is down to laziness (reducing the number of story branches) or poor play testing, but it leaves a bad impression of what could have been a great little game.

I appreciate the message of this game (the balance between work and personal life) but it is ruined (for me) by bugs/continuity errors.


Rated 5 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

Extremely thoughtful

This is a game which makes you think, i gave you 10 for the meaning, and the re playability, because its meant to only be played once otherwise it'd take all meaning from it.

Although i spotted a few glitches.
1. I walked up to the guy committing suicide and then thought nah i don't wanna talk to him and walked back but just went offscreen.
2. When you wife leaves but the that guy who kills her and your daughter (could be explained with another car outside or a note?)
3. Your wife and child are dead but i then drove to work and the first frame your daughter is on your back

Once again good game, if kinda depressing
10/10 5/5

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