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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


ErichoEricho

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I was pretty confused by this game. It was mostly just you going around asking random questions. I'm sorry, but I'm just not the kind of gamer who's into that sort of thing. I will say that it did have a pretty creative premise. I do have no idea what's going on. I know I've played a game like this before, but this isn't a sequel to that, at least given the title.

None of the medals showed up on screen, but I guess they didn't need to. There are definitley many things going on that leave you guessing. Shouldn't there be a question mark in the name? Eh, that's the least confusing of these games. The graphics are pretty good and remind me of "Earthbound".


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igglebunnyigglebunny

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

cool game, but a little boring...



CMS2000CMS2000

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Got stuck in a wall right near the end of the game talking to the killer DX<


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PeltastDesign responds:

Oh no, that's the worst! If you have the time, could you PM the details of how it happened? I'll try to fix it as soon as I can. Thanks!


jay-tjay-t

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I loved how you could make the little girl pick on the guy in the toilet, good job on that. I thought some sounds and music was too powerful for this kinda game though. Like when you walked through door, that loud bass line was a bit too much, the music in the deceased room also that way. I enjoyed it though


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borlyborly

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

okay fun detective game
unique concept using the ghost as protagonist
but here is a bug when i almost beat the game
when i asked questions about three people who seemed suspicious
and when i got to the geeky girl and she asked me to meet her in the dead hotel owner room
the game froze everything turned black but the door.
and now I might have to replay for the ending ;-;