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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.


Awesome Game :D really easy and a great turn :D keep going :D

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this game is really well thought out and the twist is amazing! great game,great idea!

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Simply amazing. The ending was pretty suprising. The fact that (Spoiler) was actually (spoiler) and (spoiler) was just trying to find the murderer to find out (spoiler) was cool. Nice game, maybe you could make another murder-mystery game.

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I was so consumed with finding the murder that I did NOT expect the ending...
This game was very well made. The graphics, though simple, were interesting. Being able to switch bodies and play other characters were fun. You had your Old Hag, Shy Lady, Gold Digger, Energetic Child (with a talkative doll), 'Exhibitionist', Bathroom-Bound Guy, Rebelled Haired Snooper, Creepy Hawaiian Shirt Man, a Drunkard, and a dead body. A recipe for a good mystery, yes?
Everyone has their secrets, the dead man more so even...
At first, it was a bit slow, having to go and talk to everyone, but then, once you sniff out your trail, you don't really notice anything else. I really enjoyed it and wouldn't mind playing more games in the future like it. Please, keep up the good work because this proves that a little effort can go a long way.

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I knew there was something wrong with the attorney...I almost lost my suspicion of him when I was talking to the cop...but,I just knew it!

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Credits & Info

4.06 / 5.00

Nov 16, 2012
5:01 PM EST
Adventure - Other
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