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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 December 3, 2010

Meh, it's ok

- To reset the game, you have to clear the data in flash storage (1) Search "settings manager website privacy settings" in Google. (2) Go to the first link. (3) In the settings panel, click on "Delete all sites" (or just the entry for uploads.newgrounds or something like that). You might also need to clear browser cache or browser cookies.

- The simple design is pretty good, and what's with that UFO, lol!

- I don't find persistent-state games to be innovative. This has been done before. The main reason I hate these games is that it allows developers to pretend that they can control whether you can even replay the game ("And you bastards will have to pry this game out of my cold dead hands before I put a replay feature in"). Of course they can't (see the above reset method).
- With that said, perma-death adds little gameplay value. The purpose of the game is for entertainment value. I suppose a perma-death can work well if the game is dramatic enough, but I don't think this game, which is built on simplicity, is dramatic enough to make it work.
- The character moves too slowly.

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AwkwardSilenceGames responds:

It's not about the controlling of the players being able to replay the game. I've been fully aware through-out the entire design of the game that the cookie cant be deleted and the game restarted. I don't care at all how many times anyone plays it (it's flattering that people would go out of their way to play it again).

It's just that the whole concept of the game was "One Chance". Putting a retry button at the very end seems to just completely undermine the entire thing.

Thanks for the review though.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars December 4, 2010

I like it,but...

I like it,but i am upset about the no replay.I wanted to know other chances,but i cant.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars December 24, 2010


kinda heavy for a pixelated kinda game. good concept but i agree with AJww on that you can give a sense of finality without ruining my day when i come back excited to replay...and then boom hes still on the ground dead...haha


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars December 17, 2010


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 2.5 / 5 stars June 2, 2011


Its kind of sad.I don't really think you can "Cure" it...