One Chance

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Arrow keys to control.
Space Bar to interact.

One Chance is a game about choices and dealing with them.

Scientist John Pilgrim and his team have accidently created a pathogen that is killing all living cells on Earth.

In the last 6 remaining in-game days on Earth, the player must make choices about how to spend his last moments. Will he spend time with his family, work on a cure or go nuts?


i...i could save molly and myself...
couldn't save my wife...wish i could had done something...

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A brave and terrible truth in Mankind.

This, is a very unorthodox scenario. Indie, if I ever saw it... such a powerful meaning packed into such primitive graphics not captured even by I Am Legend or The Road. This proves that idealism overwhelms appearances even through imagery, but that is beyond the point. I played this scenario (calling it a game seems incorrect for obvious reasons) thinking it would just be another notch in my metaphorical belt, but as I sit here staring at Doctor Pilgrim forever resting again the counters what once supported and displayed his works, I find myself torn. I am pre-dispositioned with a fear of death as an inevitability; I cry, old and logical as I may be at eighteen, at the thought that no matter what, I will one day close my eyes and never wake again... soon to be dust, forgotten as the world continues or ends around me.

This scenario makes me afraid. I suddenly feel like I won't be able to sleep without overwhelming depression and dread, surely leading to awful nightmares what could possibly traumatize myself without the healing distractions of video games, movies, the internet, and good literature. It is a fact that the desperation of isolation comes from a lack of mind-filling material that distracts from the thoughts brought about by concepts such as true, everlasting death. I've come to respect and understand the meaning of dying alone, and although I speak not from experience, I speak from the real attempts of a human mind to process the boggling reality - a fact of such high caliber - during my lonelier nights.

What you have done here, ASG, is both a courageous and terrible thing. I applaud and condemn this work, for it has stirred in me an emotion of self-hate and resent for mortality I had almost mercifully conquered. A setback of potential weeks, even months, of self-rehabilitation (God I don't believe in forbid my family gives a shit about my problems). I don't expect you to care either or say anything about it. I don't even want this removed or changed, because then it'd just be a lie... better to live miserable but right, than die on your knees hoping your imaginary friends will save you.

What makes it even worse is that I failed. I slacked one day for drinks and doomed every human being, every animal, every living thing down to the very cellular microbes that rose out of a lifeless ocean to divide and create the many fauna what populate the earth today. Worse still, with the one-shot-no-replay feature in place, I shall never know what could have been, what should have been, what would have been... if I could've saved Doctor Pilgrim and his family at all.

To cease my ramblings, I must admit this is one of the likelier situations in which humanity (and/or all life on earth) is snuffed from the face of the planet. Self-destruction has been a stereotypical theory in humans as far back as before the first language was ever spoken. As long as there is ever-advancing technology (there never will be space colonies or flying cars, and eventually the earth's "renewable" resources will dry up by the way) and two humans on earth, there is the threat of a humanity-crippling incident capable of rendering us extinct. 10/10

"We shall go out not with a bang, but with a quiet whimper. The sad, terrible reality is that it will be at our own hands - so tie your nooses, light your torches, load your guns, and turn to the mirror: you are your own demise."

Feeling as depressed and purposeless as ever,

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Good one

Things in life are more valuable when they're unique. This game enbodies this concept. Nice job.

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U can do it more than once!

If u right-click the game window and make that newgrounds can save 0kb, then just refresh and retry :)

Btw, Good game! I just have to play my second time :)

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What a game dude, u gave me a trauma :P

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4.14 / 5.00

Dec 2, 2010
10:51 AM EST
Adventure - Other

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