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Why Am I Dead

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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.



Rated 0 / 5 stars

I hit refresh 4 times, restarted my computer, reset my router and yet the game will NOT load. Sorry if you worked really hard on this game but you get a big fat 0.

PeltastDesign responds:

Yeah that problem was driving me crazy for a while, but I think I've fixed it now. D:

Basically, there were some things in the pre-loader that did not agree with Internet Explorer.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

i wish it would load so I could play the damn thing stuck at 0%

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game, one note though. The title is "Why Am 'I' Dead," and there's no mention or seemingly real significance to the ghost used to control people. At least as far as the story goes, I feel there should have been more of an narrative involvement for the specter, maybe even some additional game play elements as well.

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Rated 1 / 5 stars

Won't even start please fix the loading screen.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just great. There's thought and effort put into it, characters are engaging and the story makes sense. (Yeah, I was on to the twist. Isn't it unfinished, spoilers, Ted's story and all that? You know?)

Glad I played it. I'd play the second part if you ever did it as well.

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