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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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah I know this


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I wandered around for almost an hour and I still can't find the secret medal. However, I believe I am in the right track.
So after possessing Lucille talk to Cricket and he'll reveal that the exhibitionist and the salesman both have an alibi. If you talk to the exhibitionist he'll say that the salesman is cool and stuff. I think I've tried doing everything past that point and I've produced no alternative ending. :'(
I also spent like 5 mins trying to possess Sarah. Lol, hint pls... I need it.
Okay, onto the review.
I feel that this game is a bit too easy. Yes, the ending did surprise me but I was hoping that it was the guy on the toilet :( I love the concept of the game as well as the music, it was quite scary at first but then I got used to it! Phew.
My only complaints are that you can't possess Sarah (or can you?? :O) and that you can't move everybody into the same room (would've made life easier -_-")


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hooo boy that ending...that shit was crazy. Though I should've seen it coming. Awesome work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Extremely entertaining game, the conversation should be more expanded on, but its still quite entertaining...

The ending wasn't quite what I expected, but it was a creative turn, nevertheless, I personally think you should make a sequel that is on a larger scale, with more in-depth conversational options or only being able to choose between two questions, or more, once


Rated 5 / 5 stars

So i'm like : Why the fuck am i dead?

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