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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


This game hit me hard. I felt my heart wrench as I when I came home to a horrible sight. I spent hours trying to find a way to replay this game. I eventually borrowed a friends computer (he would never go to Newgrounds, so I knew I wouldn't be denying him of this amazing piece of work) to play this game again...but after the second day had passed, I closed the window. I realized this game is infinitely better BECAUSE you cannot play it again. The story carries a personal weight that would be lifted if you could change the meaning of it. So even if the author put in a replay button, I would not press it. Bravo, ACS. Bravo.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

sad story... but loved the dramatic song tht came on wen mom died. tht was smart and creative. i regret some of my choices i think i should have spent time wit family. only dad and molly survived... sad


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Has made me think

This 'game' I would more or less consider a work of art. After failing in every way on my first playthrough I did the flash settings trick. My second try I found the cure. 3rd try I was murdered. 4th try I died alone. 5th try I died with my daughter. Ultimately I see the effect the 1 chance was pushing, even though I chose to use my amazing h4x0r skillz to pass that, the effect on me was higher the more I saw that this isn't a black and white game. Every choice had consequences.

The first time will stay in my head as I realized if I was in these shoes I didn't set my priorities straight at all
The second time because my search for the cure consumed me, I ended up being 1 of 2 organisms left in the world. The loneliness I could only imagine
The third time I learned my reaction time sucks!
The fourth time I learned not helping at all made people blame me and even if they couldn't destroy me they could easily destroy everyone I loved
The fifth time I was somewhat content with, and in my opinion the ending I would like to have

Thus, this game has left me awestruck for its simplicity but the substantial message it sent. Easily matches up with complex, deep stories such as 'Heavy Rain' or 'Titanic'. I guess the end of the world is a powerful subject, it also makes me cherish what humanity has and that a bleak prospect like this doesn't exist.

Very well done.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Literally, one chance

A great game, although sometimes I wished I could have talked to people, but once you made your choices, there was no turning back, even reloading, it's done.
Just like life, in life, you can't reload or go back to a save point.

Well done.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wife Dead Song

When you come back home and see your wife dead, the name of the song is I'm Sinking like a stone in a sea. Glad this could help you.

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