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Why Am I Dead

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Nov 16, 2012 | 5:01 PM EST
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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.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

cool game, but a little boring...


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game, but after going through everybody several times, I can't find how to advance the story, and everone is a little too far away from each other to keep working on it. Storywise, it was pretty interesting, and I liked the advancements in story that I did find. Mechanically, I liked how the little girl moves faster than everyone else, and small differences like that. I wish that the ghost had more purpose than possessing people, but that's fine. I hope to come back to this once a walkthrough's out. Thanks for the fun.

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PeltastDesign responds:

This is a pretty late response, but I put up a walkthrough. You may have already seen it by this point, actually. :S

In any case, thanks for the compliments, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Bet it was a great game just could never finish it, got lost and didn't know what to do and 2 characters glitched together and I can't move either one... but yeah... bet it was good...

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

An awesome game till now. But I'm stuck at the part where Morgan says she would only tell Cricket if he gets 20 years older. Then I talked to her using Rose and now I need to find the one who can take the information from her, but I tried with everyone and got nothing =/

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PeltastDesign responds:

This was actually a bug. It should be fixed now. Thanks!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. That was quite an ending. 5 stars all the way!