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Nov 16, 2012 | 5:01 PM EST
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Baby Steps, Young Cricket 5 Points Dying can be a very disorienting experience. Good thing there's a tutorial conversation!
This Body Will Do For Now 5 Points Find your first host and possess it.
I'm Surrounded By Idiots 10 Points Talk to every person in the hotel at least once, as anyone.
Identity Crisis 10 Points Possess everyone in the hotel at least once. Except for the guy on the toilet, he doesn't count.
Means and Motive 25 Points Narrow the list of suspects down to one. The end is near!
Well, That Went Nowhere 25 Points Talk to everyone in the hotel as Orvall.
The End 50 Points Sarah was right
The Real Detective in the Building Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
The Beginning Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

Why Am I Dead is a retro-style mystery game. You've recently been killed. Play as your disembodied ghost, take over control of other people in the hotel and investigate your own murder.

Use WASD to move around the hotel, press the space bar or Z to possess or de-possess people. Press E to open doors and interact with people. Use the arrow keys or W and S to select an answer if there are multiple options during a conversation.

UPDATE: 11/28 7:40 AM EST

Hey guys! Actually I've made updates to my game prior to today, but haven't edited the description. Fixed some bugs, including the problems Internet Explorer had with the preloader. Yay! I also implemented medals.

...And I also added some extra content! I had originally cut a lot of stuff out of the game, thinking no one would find it or care anyway. But the feedback I've gotten here motivated me to put some more work into the game, even if it's just a little. I want to give a huge, warm THANK YOU to everyone for your time and attention. :D

UPDATE: 11/18 7:25 PM EST
New version adds a link to a walkthrough in the pause menu, and fixes the unintentionally sadistic placement of the "Return to Main Menu" button.

Thanks to everyone for all of your feedback! I truly appreciate it. This is a really hectic weekend for me, so I've been struggling to react to your feedback as quickly as I'd like to. Thank you for your patience and support.

UPDATE: 11/17 7:30 PM EST
Uploaded a new version which fixes a bug with Morgan's dialogue and prevents the problem that some of you had with the final part of the game.

Reviews


MaleifusMaleifus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is clever, well written, had diverse characters, and overall awesome! Be proud of this fine piece of work. I expect to see a sequal come out of this.


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oreocudoreocud

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Omg!! How do u get the award "The End"?


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PeltastDesign responds:

You actually got the secret/harder medals first, good job! Getting "The End" is simpler and easier; just follow the more direct path to the ending, if that makes sense.


AtomchildAtomchild

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent game. If you don't make a sequel, I will punch a puppy in the face! This must be expanded. The character interaction was superb. I can't really give much constructive criticism except for how this needs a sequel. Think of the puppy.


PeltastDesign responds:

I have good news for you then! My next project will be a bigger version/sequel of this game.

No reason to bring any innocent puppies into this.


Hell-RivaLSHell-RivaLS

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

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Lucille is the killer .
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thatdude3000thatdude3000

Rated 5 / 5 stars

unlocked alternate endind were lucille aresst cricket not sure how i got it though but otherwise cool game twist endings and i love mystery games.