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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.


Predictable, but still much grater than any uninspired on-the-rails fps taking no decisions crap, or the great read my face right cause you can't got wrong LA NOIR shit. My opinion? Do another one, but go deeper on both history and game play... well, great game anyway.

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Nice game. Was fun to possess different people ant try to troll others.
Got 1st ending. However, even after everyone speaked with everyone (with my little help) I still didn't managed to get secret ending and secret medals. And YouTube search failed too. So can I have any help here?
P.S. yes, some bugs present here. Thats why not 5 stars

That is certainly a fantastic experience to be had. It's incredible how each character reacts differently to each other, how different people could bring out different answers in different ways, the characterization in this game is completely sublime! The plot is gripping, I found myself wondering more and more what the hell could be happening, I started creating conspiracies in my head, and then that twist at the end! Absolutely wonderful from start to finish.
The screens do glitch from time to time when transitioning from the lobby to the hall, that was a little distracting at times

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i'm trying not to spoil, but the ending is a twist...

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Great game, took me about an hour just because I didn't know what to do. Got the secret medals first then replayed for "The End" medal which took me 16 minutes. The game is short but it was interesting and well made.

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Credits & Info

4.06 / 5.00

Nov 16, 2012
5:01 PM EST
Adventure - Other
  • Frontpaged November 22, 2012
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