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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?
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
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Postmortem just $1.69 at IndieGala (Promo)

August 1

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

April 29



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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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 the 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
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 31
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Rating: 3.0/10

Although Post Mortem - One Must Die has attempted something new in the world of gaming, the story that has been chosen is one that is immensely dull and unenjoyable. The only good aspects of this title are the art portraits, even the music is an infinite loop of classical string music that does happen to suit the atmosphere of the game. The steep price of $6.99 for a game that can be completed in a matter of seconds to just under an hour is quite honestly a joke, this title should be avoided at all cost; even in a bundle it's a wasted effort that could've been left for a better indie experience.

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Posted: April 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Good game, I sure had a nice time playing it, not a very lengthy one though. One of the shortest games I've ever played: it will take you no more than an hour and a half to explore ALL the possible options and endings. No exaggeration.
I have to admit it does approach an interesting topic, but it's very politicized. If you are not a big fan of social/economic matters or simply believe everything has its place and there's no place for "serious" discussions in games, then this game is definitely not for you.
Also, you should have something in mind: you will read A LOT (95% of the game); so, no need to mention that if you are not exactly a "reader" you should forget about it as well.
There is no object interaction, no enemies, no rewards... in short: no challenge whatsoever.
It's all about gathering information(reading, reading, reading...), making decisions about what to say or not to say, and realizing in the end that things won't change as much as you expected.

So, with not so many encouraging things said,
"WHY FOR GOD'S SAKE SHOULD I STILL BUY THIS DEMO GAME?"

Because it is fun and comes in a cheap bundle together with other fun games. ;]

Otherwise just DON'T!


Postmortem Golden Rule: Never go full r e t a r d price!
Posted: April 18
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53 of 70 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This is a nifty adventure game for those that like to read. Unfortunately it can be very short or as long as you want it to be, this is because there is essentially one "map" and literally you only get to kill one person.

The concept behind it all is that you talk to everyone and pick the choices you want. Those choices will then affect the ending you gain. Essentially you then play through again and again, each time picking different choices and the person you "claim"

Overall, there should be more to this game as I was hoping there would be something after the first level but literally the game can last 2 minutes (if you randomly pick someone and don't care about the choices or how they affect the story) or hours long if you decide to explore and go deeper trying to find every combination and choice
Posted: December 3, 2013
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