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?
User reviews: Mixed (123 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
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"Choose who gets to die in this (branching) narative-driven adventure game. Your choices may have unexpected consequences."

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Reviews

“... 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

About This Game

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!

System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Well...

Like the reviews say, it is a short one.
Definitely not worth the full price, but on a 75% sale for 1,25 euros, I don't really regret getting it.

Basically you are one of the many reapers, sent to an event to collect a soul.
You're introduced to the case by a secretary, who you can't flirt more than say: "Tell me about you"
She then asks whether you'd like to be seen as a male or female by the mortals, but I'm not really sure if it makes any difference.

The guests are the same and the conversation may end up in the same way despite your dialogue choices.
It feels kind of clumsy when you play it again and pick different choices, only to see them answer the same way as they did during last time.

You CAN just go up to someone and kill them there, but the purpose is to learn about the guests, and then make a choice on who you will collect.
The annoying thing is that if you want to see the results in the same situation, only with a different person dead, you have to do everything again in the same way.
Talk to same people, pick the same dialogue options, etc. etc.
Also, I've only played it 2 times, and both times, the person you kill seems to talk the same way, even if it is a different person...

I think that one thing that could've made this far better would have been options to better interact with people, and maybe add a few things that switch by random each time you play.

Ultimately, the controls feel a tad bit clumsy, and the game does seem a bit laggy time to time.
That may be just my own PC, though.

But, in the end, I can not recommend the game for the full price.
For 1,25euros though, sure, it gave me some amusement. This could work on a phone, be a reaper and kill a person each time you go take a ♥♥♥♥.
But when at computer, nah, I don't think I'll end up playing this that often.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
I was curious about the victorian ambient, and I found the idea of the choice good..but at the end I din't enjoy this title. You just have to choose one person more for personal simpathy rather than social causes, ethical values & stuff; you have one room only and not much to do. Definitely too short, and for that It should be free to play.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Well, maybe I'm just a little evil at heart ...Cuz, I enjoyed this game or maybe it was just the fact that I could pick a person to kill, lol....In fact, liked it so much I played it twice!...I mean don't get me wrong, it's not perfect ...but with a few improvements like more characters and maybe some more history about each them, this could be a really nice game..It's so different that I couldn't help but like it...I not going to add all the other facts like how long the game play is or graphic's ect, Cuz others have already stated this..But if you like dark, short story driven games and don't mind putting the effort into reading, this could be a game you enjoy!..The price here on steam is set a little to high, but you can pick this up on sale or in bundles for real cheap!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
My experience with this game--if you can even call it a game--is a case where I didn't pay close enough attention to what the young, gothic lass was saying because my eyes kept averting down to those big luscious breasts of hers popping out of her tight dress. In the end, I think I killed the wrong one--or I should have just kept my mouth shut--because little miss Hannibal moved away from animals and on to humans, and many have gone on to die. All this because of a pair of well-drawn T!TS. Whatever the case, it didn't even matter in the end, because I did my job, and won the game. =/

I'm looking forward to the two new editions coming out soon: the ultimate Scythe Sappuku edition, and the Take-the-day-off-and-bang-the-heavenly-secretary-all-day edition. Both should be good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
This game is very interesting. Not really my thing yet I couldn't help but play it through. A bit short though. I do hope the developers have/will make more games like this with more scenarios and out comes. Despite the shortness of the game there is a bit of replayability to find different outcomes within the game. However it is still short and since it is literally the same story with you just picking a few different options it may get boring. None the less I found this game to be intriguing and thought provoking. Definitely worth the 1+ hour of time.
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