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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
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 4.5 / 5 stars

pretty good game, nice plot and the was one of those moments where u say to urself "I did not see that one coming!" BTW, how do u obtain the secret medals?

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really cool, actually. I like the game's feel, but i admit i went through it simply by taking over everyone once and talking to each other character, switching back only when somebody said "i want to talk to you/him" etc. Of course the solution was different then expected. Great game.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Most excellent! Good mystery. Though the doll and the spirit thing... A little odd. But I liked the possession thing as a framing device, very clever.
I want more. But maybe a bit more complicated. And with the possibility of accusing the wrong person.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed playing through this game. I don't remember why I didn't beat it the first time, but getting the ending sure is satisfying. I wish I knew how to get the hidden medals though. Very simple mechanics, but overall a really fun game.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

an excellent game to be sure. i can see why some people get stuck the trick is to use certain characters on other people for example have the little girl talk to the manager then have the manager talk to cricket. hope that helps.
ps LOVE the ending. i wont spoil it for others though but i will say this. its a good one. :D

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