The Dead Case

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A town full of death.
A haunted town, these days. Literally.

You are one of the victims, a ghost that can't remember his own name. Can you solve the mystery of your own death, and those in the town around you?
FAQ: http://www.sonic.net/krewine/deadfaq.htm
Game includes: *HELP* Function, Inventory system, interactive characters, painted backgrounds, extensive plot, Passwords (so that you can have a break to eat cheetos), sly commentary, and more.
It is a large game, the size reflects the content. It is NOT a simple action game, or spoof, or parody, but an extended mystery to be solved. There is also a difficult version, this one includes helpers and a better map. This also includes the new ability to use the arrow keys for movement, as requested by the reviewers!

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This game is great. It's well-written and full of interesting tidbits. I like the computer and attention to detail being rewarded. The password system is also nice, as opposed to replaying the whole game for different endings. I had some trouble at first with the UI and the art style, but it grew on me pretty quickly once I understood the basics. I noticed that a lot of environments aren't purposeful, which is nice for exploring for a short while, but a lot of it never had any use and gets a little annoying when stuck. There's also a possibility to put candles around before knowing their purpose (something I did), and seeing Dana before being told to. Going back to the library was always annoying as well, especially to tell me things I've already been doing just to change the other ghosts' dialogue.

awesome game
glad its still here.
I love the depth of stories. So many rabbit holes to go down. And all the environments are so detailed, they really feel lived in.

Played this game when it first came out, back when newgrounds was still a thing. 14 years later and still enjoying it.

the dead case

I've played this game so many times I've lost count. WHEN is there going to be a sequel?? This game is sooo good!! Can there be a sequel? Whoever made this game did a great job! Great story line where everything ties together nicely. Love whoever created this because their hard work has been well paid off.

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4.60 / 5.00

Jun 7, 2004
7:54 PM EDT
Adventure - Point 'n Click
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