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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
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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


KoopaConorKoopaConor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved this game! The dialogue was good enough to keep me going for quite a while, and some of it was actually hilarious to experience (i.e. the conversation between Iblis and Shitter)

I actually made a first-reaction playthrough of this game on YT, and there was never a time when I wasn't fully into the game, which is a real accomplishment.

As others have said, the ending was very unpredictable and caught me off guard. I actually spent another 5 minutes staring at the screen in surprise. Great job all around.


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Rexiscool23Rexiscool23

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice game a little hard but you my friend know how to make a mystery game so suspenseful i want a second part you have the makings of a game designer hope you make a better one in the future and nice job. :P



BatOuttaHellStudiosBatOuttaHellStudios

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game. Loosely reminds me of Ghost Trick: Spirit Detective. I appreciate how in-depth you made it; the little nuances like the way characters walk and interact with each other is amazing. Pretty good mystery too, like the old Clue board game.


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Tikicat6Tikicat6

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

nice.. BUT HARD



xShadowKinderxxShadowKinderx

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad! I really enjoyed the different reactions people gave to each character. The only problem I have with it was when I un-possessed a guy left him near the middle of the entrance to the other rooms and walked back in with another they got stuck on each other! >.< Had to restart, but fortunately I was at the beginning so I didn't lose much progress.


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