A ridiculous live-action B-movie adventure you will never forget! You wake up to find your town in chaos. Everyone has gone crazy and is just attacking each other! A cryptic message is the secret to survival-- Press X to not die!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (79 reviews) - 89% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (674 reviews) - 93% of the 674 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 9, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game comprises over 200 video clips with many branch points and a Dynamic Dialogue system resulting in a vast variety of possibilities for any given playthrough. Early Access allows us to gather feedback from a large number of players to ensure every possible path through the game meets our high quality standards.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Six to eight weeks.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version is planned to include the following additional features:
  • 6 more minutes of footage!
  • More Steam Achievements
  • Subtitles
  • Behind the scenes special features
  • and much more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a port of the Xbox 360 version, with the addition of keyboard & mouse support, and is playable from start to finish.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version is priced 20% lower.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Maintaining immersion is key in Press X to Not Die. We want feedback on anything and everything that seems jarring or out of place to players. We also want feedback on the various difficulty levels and welcome any suggestions anyone may have on anything.”
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July 18

Press X to Not Die: Special Edition is here!

You haven't lived until you've been stabbed to death by a mermaid doll. On sale for a limited time!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/497970/

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July 4

Press X to Not Die: Special Edition is coming!

Take a look at our planned special features and let us know what you think:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/497970

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Reviews

“a terrific throwback to interactive movies that captures the comedy for which we loved them for, and multiplies it tenfold.”
Brash Games

“by far one of my most favorite indie games to come out this year”
Fragged Nation

“This is the best thing ever.”
Daz Games

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About This Game



You wake up to find your town in chaos. Everyone has gone crazy and is just attacking each other! A cryptic message is the secret to survival-- Press X to not die!

Survive the streets, find your girlfriend, find out what happened, and get the hell out of town in this ridiculous live-action interactive movie adventure!

Key Features
  • Press buttons like your life depends on it! Because it does!
  • Over 35 minutes of HD footage!
  • Graphics so amazing, they look like real life!
  • 25 unique ways to die!
  • Uncover the secrets behind the madness in a branching storyline that reflects your choices!
  • A Dynamic Dialogue system that constructs key spoken sentences on the fly to reflect your actions and performance, providing for an unprecedentedly dynamic experience in an interactive movie.
  • “1994 Mode” re-renders the game as it would have looked during the golden age of interactive movies!
  • Steam Leaderboards to share your high score and the choices you made, with the world!
  • Fight a clown!


Links:
http://www.facebook.com/pressxtonotdie1
http://www.twitter.com/pressxtonotdie1
http://www.pressxtonotdie.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard & Mouse or Xbox 360 Gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920x1080
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard & Mouse or Xbox 360 Gamepad
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (79 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (674 reviews)
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therealmogwai
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
Im a lover of pretty much all FMV games. Night trap, double switch, snow job, voyeur, all digital picture games, american lazer games, and the like all have a home in my colllection. Thus i consider myself a connoisseur of this particular video gaming niche. In my opinion "press x" ranks amongst the best of them. At first, and do to the advertising behind the game, i was expecting more of a homage to the less appreicated genre. Instead what i was pleasant surprised to discover was a game that was willing to push into new territory. Generally the main issues with FMV games are there repetitiveness and, lack of options. Normally there is only one way to solve the game. This is not so with "press x". I found myself constantly dying on purpose and resetting the game in attempt to discover as much of the world presented before me as possible. The only con i have with the game is the trait it is often praised for..its fails to take itself seriously. The meme culture jokes also suck but, again, thats personal taste. Regardless I look forward to a sequel and would LOVE to see something serious by the developers instead. Murder mystery ala X-files or something of that nature. Comedy does not to be the only route this genre has to follow. 8.0 / 10
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♛RiLLgner MasTER♛
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Preço razoavel, jogo bacana, quem nunca pensou em jogar video game na vida real? O intuito desse jogo é exatamente esse, recomendo muito!!
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dwarfsetsfire
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
I loved the game, my got me to buy it and it was completely worth.
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TKTOWA
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14
This was fun to play, and looked fun to make. It's a throw-back to that old, poorly aged style of game that relies on video footage. Think Night Trap, Mad Dog Mcree, Corpse Killer. It's got some light-hearted chuckles and it's simple to play. Best of all is you're not terribly punished for failure. The game loops and check-points you fairly. This was great for me because I'm not super competent with an xbox pad (Playstation gamer here). Looking forward to trying some branching paths and a sequel.
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Hyper A.
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14
THIS IS AWESOME! The sense of humor is just great! I didn't pay attention to the credits on the regular game, but the credits on the DLC were GENIOUS! XD It's totally worth it to get the archievments.

Please do a sequel, I would pay even more for it.
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JarensGJ
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
Press X to Not Die is a okay game, For about 30 minutes. Yes timing can be something with the keys that is very exciting but the Acting is meh. I feel like a little kid can act better than these guys. I payed for the bundle, and included is a dlc. Do not buy this DLC it will make you cringe hard. The DLC just is a repeat of the regular story except with these toy plushies used. The acting for that is even worse. This game has a lot of potential with its button pressing and storyline. Now some good parts is some parts are hilarious. Taking a balloon sword over a Chainsaw or the Dialogue near the beginning talking about Twilight. This game is worth $1 not $3 in my opinon.
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tAreqSm1Le'^^!
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12
I Died alot cause i didn't Press X
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Coolausdtin (∩^ᴥ^)⊃━☆゚.*
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
Hilarious game and fun to play, can't wait to get the DLC!
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스팀유저
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10
Early Access?







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bahno
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9
It doesn't work for me, and developers don't give a f**k about it..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14
This was fun to play, and looked fun to make. It's a throw-back to that old, poorly aged style of game that relies on video footage. Think Night Trap, Mad Dog Mcree, Corpse Killer. It's got some light-hearted chuckles and it's simple to play. Best of all is you're not terribly punished for failure. The game loops and check-points you fairly. This was great for me because I'm not super competent with an xbox pad (Playstation gamer here). Looking forward to trying some branching paths and a sequel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
This game is extremely fun. Metalinguistics, satire and silly low budget comedy at its best, proving something doesn't have to be extremely complicated to be fun.
Solid 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
Hilarious game and fun to play, can't wait to get the DLC!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
thank you
funny
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 30, 2015
Remember all the things you loved (or perhaps, hated) about FMV games back in the 90's? Well, All Seeing Eye Games does and has packed "Press X to Not Die" full of them, along with a bit of self-referential humor and even some current industry tropes along the way.

Like the games from decades past that it undoubtedly draws upon, Press X to Not Die casts YOU as the protagonist in a world that has all of a sudden gone mad. In true "Interactive Movie" style, the video scenes that follow as the story progresses are shot from your perspective and characters in the game address you directly. At certain points, you will be presented with a situation that requires a button press (or combination thereof) within a specific time frame depending on the difficulty selected. At other times, the player selects from a dialog tree or similar to keep things moving. Though these interactions represent the entirety of the gameplay, the approach here is faithful to the FMV games of yore. Additionally, the developers have done a fine job of interjecting humor (self-deprecating and otherwise) into the proceedings.

On the standard difficulty, I was able to get through the entirety of the game in just about a half an hour on the first go through with minimal deaths. While I was a little surprised to have seen the ending that soon, the length of Press X to Not Die is commensurate with the price of admission. There also exists the possibility of replaying the game several times, whether it be at a higher difficulty or to intentionally not press the required buttons or make different choices to see how the alternate video scenes play out.

In all, Press X to Not Die succeeds as a throwback to a genre that left the spotlight as quickly as it entered it over 20 years ago. It also succeeds as a tongue in cheek reference regarding why those games had limited appeal and short shelf lives. Regardless of which one is more prevalent, Press X to Not Die succeeds and is worthy of a purchase.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 2, 2015
There is actually a lot more to the game than just pressing X to not die! You'll also have to press A,B even Y! And don't get me started on the directional buttons!

I enjoyed the shower scene... 4 times. And was rewarded by being called a pervert :(

Hope Ariel made it out too.

Will get the sequel!
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54 of 81 people (67%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 10, 2015
So this is what it feels like to be tall.
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 12, 2015
Press X to Not Die is an indie comedy FMV game that is fun, but is weighted down with quite a few flaws.
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What is happening in the game:
A crazy person is trying to kill you! What should you do? Your friend tells you to press X and you get to live. He presses X too late and he dies. You soon find out that this was not an isolated case as the streets are full of people trying to kill the ones that are healthy. You have to use your reflexes to avoid dying, getting hit and other things.

Pros:
  • Comedy | I had to admit that I had quite a few laughs while playing this. Although the acting was not the best I've seen, I'm pretty sure it was intentional (at least to some degree) and it's able to make you laugh, if you're not too demanding.
  • The Gameplay | There are three things you can do in the game: you can choose what to say in a dialog, you have to use reflexes to dodge a punch or to hit someone and you have to mash buttons to run or climb fences. This is actually one of the best things in this game. There are also different difficulties, the higher the difficulty, the more buttons you have to press at the same time.
  • Production | There are a lot of short clips put together to form this game and whoever was in charge of coordination and planning did a wonderful job. There are multiple clips which are different every time you die and that really adds another level of quality to the story.
  • Gamepad and Keyboard Support | Although this game was meant to be played on a controller, the developers added a setting to play with your keyboard. The controls were ported well and you will find the gameplay enjoyable with any one of those two.
  • Chapter Selection | Another thing I really like is the menu in which you can choose between the unlocked chapters. This is great if you, for some reason, didn't complete the story in one sitting or if you just want to select some other text in the dialog answer selection.
  • Points System and Leaderboards | As you get points for beating the game, there is Steam Leaderboards support for this game. You also get achievements for beating the game at different difficulties.
  • Active Developer | They are releasing updates frequently and they are open to suggestions. They are also planning on adding more features, such as subtitles and even more footage.

Cons:
  • Length of the Game | I completed this game in 25 minutes. Yes, that's right. It is recommended, however, that you play the game on more difficulties to see how far can you push your reflexes. I didn't find the story boring at all even after multiple playthroughs.
  • Acting Quality | Imagine a woman saying this line: "Oh, it's you. You're just in time. My roommate is trying to kill me." Now imagine her saying that half-asleep and kind of bored -- that is one example of this game's voice acting. It's not very good, if you haven't guess yet. I have a feeling that it's intentionally bad, but sometimes it's just too bad.
  • Poor Steam Integration | You cannot use Steam Overlay and you can only see your newly gained achievements after you close the game. Clunky. This was fixed with the latest update. Good job, developers!
  • Instability | When I was playing it, this game crashed a few times and one of the results of this was a lost achievement. Not a big deal, though, as this seems to be occurring rarely.

The final verdict:
I had a hard time deciding how to grade this game, but I decided that all the positive sides outweigh the negative ones. It's true that the acting is bad and the whole game is short, but I really liked it and I can't wait for the next episode! I'm not sure whether the price is appropriate or not, but the game is going to be updated with more content, anyway. I hope that the next episode will be given to current owners for free and not as a DLC or a separate game, as this would really not please people who thought that this episode was too short (everyone).
I recommend this if you're looking for a quick laugh and are not too demanding when it comes to acting quality.

Greetings,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.

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Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 8, 2015
Pressed Y to watch my girlfriend showering, She stabbed me with a Katana.
10/10 Would press Y again
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