Narrative-adventure playing an Agent of Death who must take ONE life that could change the fate of a conflict-torn Nation! Think The Walking Dead meets Home and The Last Express, with a dash of To The Moon! Freeform exploration with Rich dialogue What might you learn searching the fundraising Gala and talking to patrons?
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Releasedatum: 15 aug 2013
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1 augustus

Postmortem just $1.69 at IndieGala (Promo)

Just a heads up you can get the game dirt cheap during the IndieGala Promo! Hurry up before it ends, and let your friends know!

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29 april

Karaski DevBlog #10: Plot, Level Design, and Unity Standalone



Big progress on the next indie game – finalizing the plot backbone, adding whole new game level, and getting Unity standalone working!

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Recensies

“... example of how to write nuanced characters with a reach into complex late-game branching narratives ... which happens little elsewhere in videogameland.”
PCGamer

“...adventure-cum-death-consequence analysis game,”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“I found myself totally immersed in this fictional country’s past, present and future”
Indie Statik

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Narrative-adventure playing an Agent of Death who must take ONE life that could change the fate of a conflict-torn Nation!
Think The Walking Dead meets Home and The Last Express, with a dash of To The Moon!

Freeform exploration with Rich dialogue
What might you learn searching the fundraising Gala and talking to patrons? Perhaps the less you know the better?

Meaningful choices and Unintended Consequences
Can your choice change the fate of a Nation? What other result could your meddling have?

Cast of ambitious and influential characters
What if they die? More importantly... what if they live?

Complex setting of violent domestic conflict and industrial revolution
A devastated country - but is it your place to fix it? What if your educated guess is wrong?

Dynamic and surprising Ending
The choice is *entirely* up to you - but what other factors may be affecting the outcome?

Online Stats to compare Your Choices with
Anonymous aggregate stats of everyone's playthroughs will let you see how your own choices compare! Are you one of the good guys?

Free Version

The basic game, without the extra character and bonus materials, is also available for free from our Official Website!

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card supporting OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: if you're having problems make sure you install the Visual Studio 2008 Redistributables
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23 van de 25 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
First off, I just wanted to point out that - at the current time of writing this review - I am nearing the 100-review mark.

Out of all my reviews, I have NEVER been as disappointed by a game's sheer wasted potential since Game of Thrones (RTS) until I stumbled upon Postmortem: One Must Die.

Furthermore, this game is currently $6.99 on Steam, and I implore you all to NEVER even consider buying this UNLESS it is offered for free or in a bundle - I received this in a Bundlestars bundle and wanted to give it a try despite the endless amount of negative reviews. I try my hardest not to mention a game's price if I feel it is unnecessary, but DO NOT waste your money on this.

I've clocked almost an hour playing this at the time of this review, and I've played through the game a total of 4 times - my first playthrough took about 10-20 minutes because I explored and read everything possible.

The aesthetics are not bad, the character sprites and art models are decent; however, there are only a handful of characters in the game. The game takes place in a mansion fundraising party, and the background is decent. The music and ambient noises give a classy, upperclassmen vibe, and this is probably one of the better parts (the soundtrack is actually very good and probably the best part of the game).

The controls are very simple, and the tutorial is super quick. There is always feedback on what you can do and when you can do it. There is no learning curve at all - you can literally finish the game in less than 5 minutes if you wish because all you have to do is press Tab, walk up to someone, and then press E to kill them. The game ends within a few minutes after selecting your target (you have a brief dialogue and overview of the epilogue).

I am so utterly disappointed by this game. You are an agent of death, tasked with ending the life of one partygoer at tonight's fundraiser. Upon entering the game, you can choose to look into the political conflict and instability plaguing the city/area. When conversing with each guest, you are given a variety of dialogue options, and at the end of each conversation you will be able to "nudge" people into a certain direction with your arguments.

BEGIN SPOILERS This REALLY interested me at first (I momentarily forgot about all of the negative reviews) - I sincerely thought I had convinced both the Oldagers (lower/middle/working-classmen) and Newagers (industrialists, upperclassmen) to settle for a compromise and decided to kill a foreigner who was interested in brutal animal testing in the name of science and potentially moving on to using cadavers (dead human bodies), whether they were obtained legally or not. After choosing her to die, you are taken to another scene (remniscent of a "gray-area" Purgatory), where you have a brief discussion with the victim and reflect on your choices. After this, you are given an overview of your choices, and this part REALLY annoyed me, as you can so very easily determine what the obvious opposite choices/outcomes will be.

My first playthrough outcomes: Political turmoil lasted for 3 more years before settling. During this time, violence escalated because I had lightly sided with a young idealist who believed that sometimes violence was the only way to get your voice an audience. Animal disappearances ceased (since I killed the crazy scientist), and the bill for giving the public a stronger voice (especially the lower/middleclass) was successfully passed. Yay.

That's it. You LITERALLY kill ONE SINGLE person, and the game is over. I was hoping for at least a few more levels, so you could truly steer the course of the nation, however, this was not the case.

I tried a few more playthroughs, and really found that the differences in the outcome were so bland and predictable. Ex: In my next playthrough - Bill for equality was NOT passed, animal disappearances escalated, violence/riots stopped. Wow, that seems like the complete opposite of my first playthrough. There aren't many alternatives.

END SPOILERS

Overall, this is a very shallow, extremely short, and absolute waste of potential, and I am so disappointed to have experienced this. My only positive thought is the hope that this review will help save at least ONE person from wasting even 5 minutes on this game.

DO NOT RECOMMEND.

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
Geplaatst: 26 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
22 van de 28 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.2 uur in totaal
The game is an interesting idea. It almost feels like less of a game more of a potential project or study that could survey political leanings. Not a bad idea if something like this could be used instead of the boring surveys they like to give over the phone. However, as a game to be played for mere enjoyment, this just isn't very fun and doesn't feel very complete. The choices seem limited and the character's shallow. This would have been fun if I was playing it in a proper setting, like a poly-sci class or something, but at home amongst the plethora of engaging or dare I say FUN games I could be playing, snooze fest.
Geplaatst: 31 mei
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
10 van de 12 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
This is hardly what I would call a game, it is more of a glorfided demo. You basically just read and make ONE decision. No interactivity. The concept has a lot of promise, but charging people for this "game" is almost criminal.
Geplaatst: 5 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
5 van de 8 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
I liked the idea of the game, gave it one run through, then uninstalled it. It is not particularly memorable. Reading through the conversations is tedious and I didn't feel attached to the characters or story at all. Will not play again.
Geplaatst: 6 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
This game is incredibly short, but despite that manages to touch on many subjects. You play as death and need to choose one person to die this night. It is possibel to choose at random, but if you explore the house and talk to people, you will discover that each death will have dramatic consequences. I've only played once, but definitely will play again to see what happens. It is obvious that in real world there is never a 'best' path to follow, but this game lets you feel that even more deeply.
Geplaatst: 4 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
48 van de 63 mensen (76%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
If this is the extended cut, I have a hard time visualizing what the length of the initial release was. For all of the promise the premise of investigating several characters and picking one to die carried, the execution including perhaps 6 rooms and less than 10 characters left me feeling as if there was much more possibility to be played with and explored than is offered here.

It held my attention while I played it, and I was very interested to see how my decisions might influence the outcome of the game, but ultimately I don't feel as if I got enough play time out of the title for it to have been worth the dollar value I paid for it.
Geplaatst: 4 december 2013
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee