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Why Am I Dead

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Nov 16, 2012 | 5:01 PM EST
  • Frontpaged November 22, 2012
  • Daily Feature November 18, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place November 21, 2012

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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 2.5 / 5 stars

the game wouldnt work for some reason, it never loaded properly...
PeltastDesign, please fix this odd non-loading bug! sounds like a great game, good reviews, Daily Feature and Weekly 5th Place, and yet im missing out...

hurry, fix it please! thanks in advance!


Rated 1 / 5 stars

this sucks my game say 100% on he bar but it wont play because it say 0% wtf


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I knew the killer the whole time!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I had a lot of fun with this one. I loved the style, I loved the concept, and the dialog was pretty funny too. I got stuck for a while, but it was entertaining enough just possessing everyone and having them talk to each other. The little girl was my favorite, but the old lady was funny too.

I wasn't expecting the ending either, the clues seemed to point to somebody else, and I was pleasantly surprised at the end, though I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more game. My only complaint is that it wasn't very long, but that's pretty minor. I just hope your next one is longer!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

the concept is pretty cool, the game plays good but the ending is just stupid imho