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Why Am I Dead

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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

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

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


The characters are varied and rich. Each of them have their own levels or curiousity and motivations.

And the music creates a suspenseful, haunting mood. Like something is about to jump on me, so it keeps me on my toes and just little bit scared.

The only thing I have against it is basically the same thing as other reviewers are saying. The premise was to investigate your death as the ghost, but the ghost itself contributes nothing, like it doesn't have a sense of self. It would make more sense if it said that the ghost was following other people instead of "possessing" them. At the end, there was no response at all from the murdered spirit.


People find this review helpful!

Wow amazing plot and such a twist at the end



Story is awesome. At the end it was like wow he did it? But you could probally guessed it was him at first. The medals though don't work which i hope gets fixed.



How Crazy The Final Cutscene



Orvall is so useful.


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Credits & Info

Views
258,118
Votes
4,816
Score
4.06 / 5.00

Uploaded
Nov 16, 2012
5:01 PM EST
Genre
Adventure - Other
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  • Frontpaged November 22, 2012
  • Daily Feature November 18, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place November 21, 2012