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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 4 / 5 stars

This is a very well-done game, and my only complaint is that the ending left too many unsolved mysteries. I feel you could have gone farther into the role/identity of the serial killer, how the little girl knew someone was going to die, etc. Besides that, I loved the story and the unique gameplay. It's cool how controlling someone doesn't mean you can make them say or tell whatever you need. Great job!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

That was massive, It could of been obvious, but it was well distinguished enough to occupy our minds elsewhere~ nicely built.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Took me a bit, but I realized I thought Orval was useless after he said "I'll tell you what I know" I kept hitting the "Who are you" figured it out though, great game!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

really good idea for a game and it is fun but it has minor issues like sound ( its not there ) this might just be me though so i might just be nit picking i liked it though

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I didn't finish the game yet. I thought it was absolutely awesome but then I accidentally clicked the "Back to main menu"-button and I got thrown back at the beginning of the game. No fucking way I'm playing this again right now.
The game can be as awesome as it is but without a save function of any kind, I just can't fully love it.

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