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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

i got the cure.

dont skip work. instead of a big X in the box.. you get a green check and a cure. just sharing. after reading your comments, i knew what to do... nut i really wanted to see some positive things, right around wen my wife died.. oh well, i finished positively, with a green park.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

How can I put this....

I say, my hat's off to you, good sir.

This experience was quite jarring to the mind and body, and really, it shows how user input affects the outcome of the entire story.
Normally, I was thinking of just working my ass off to find some cure, but it was hard seeing how John struggled with both.

I teared up when Molly said she didn't feel so good, because I knew she was next to die. That was there was an active tug at the heartstrings.

With no other way of actively figuring out what to do on the last day, I jumped. I know, I gave up quite easily.

You deserve a score of 10, maybe higher.
Even though I wish I could replay it again, I feel like my decision was actually final and that there was no turning back at all. This decision makes the game unlike a game, but indeed like the final days of someone's life, where there are no resets or 1-ups, just an inevitable Game Over.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game dude, it makes you think about what are you doing in life, just awsome

By the way, does anybody knows what is the song when the wife dies?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Depressing EPICNESS !!

Great story ! Worth every minute of time.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I registered just to write this review!

No word of a lie, but after playing the game a few days ago, it's still on my mind and I just had to leave the author with my thoughts.

I can't think of a videogame that has made me think and reflect on myself and my life as this one. I don't want to sound comically melodramatic, but as a father of a 3 year-old daughter I know all too well how much your decisions impact the lives of those around you, especially those in your family who depend on you for their happiness as well as their health and welfare.

I'm not totally sure how the game ended for me. My daughter either survived or died on the last day while I was working in the lab. I had her with me on the park bench at the end, so I think she was okay, but the doubt remains in my mind. BTW: taking her to work while the world around us was dead or dying was incredibly heart-wrenching.

Either way, an incredible experience and one I'm not likely to remember. I agree with the author. No replay.

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