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Why Am I Dead

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Nov 16, 2012 | 5:01 PM EST
  • Frontpaged November 22, 2012
  • Daily Feature November 18, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place November 21, 2012

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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 stars

Epic game... but............ none of the medals are working. plz fix and i'll try again. thanks

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

Can't play the game it won't load at all an ad screen pops up but the game doesn't I suggest you fix this because I'm not the only one who's experincing this problem too I hope you'll be able to reply to peoples feedback even mine on this issuse because I would love to play this game

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PeltastDesign responds:

I believe the problem is fixed now. If it isn't, running it on Firefox/Chrome should work. Thanks for your concern; I would love for you to be able to play this game. :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game, enjoyed it. Did everything, though, and no medals. May wanna look into that.


Damn twist endings! *shakes fist!*

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

For some reason the game does not load! A white bar bellow the advertaisement loads but the recents stay at 0! SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT MIGHT BE THE REASON PLEASE!!!

PeltastDesign responds:

Sorry about that! I'm 95% sure I fixed it now. My preloader and Internet Explorer were not getting along very well.

If for some crazy reason it still isn't working, running it in Firefox or Chrome should work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epic story, fun and time consuming. all my stars!

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