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!
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Very Positive (34 reviews) - 97% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (990 reviews) - 93% of the 990 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?

“We are currently planning to exit Early Access in early 2017.”

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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June 15

New FNA Build!

After months of work, we are pleased to announce that we have converted Press X to Not Die from the XNA Framework to the FNA Framework. What does this mean for you? Glad you asked!

  • Improved compatibility: The XNA Framework was incompatible with certain hardware including some models of GeForce GTX graphics cards, rendering the game completely unplayable for a small percentage of users, frustrating them and us alike. Those users should now be able to play the game!
  • Faster video loading: The XNA Framework always froze the game momentarily whenever loading a video, making for a less than smooth experience when a lot of video switching was going on. FNA totally loads videos without freezing!
  • Native PS4 controller support: Plug and play, the way it should be, no third party software required! Note that the button prompts will still display Xbox button icons but, you know, Steam itself does that too... Will address in the future!

While we were at it, we also made a few tweaks.
  • Higher video quality: We had to re-render all the video to use with the FNA Framework which also gave us new render settings that we used to increase the video quality!
  • Improved crash handling to more easily give you the information you need to tell us that we need to help you! (That sentence made sense, right?)
  • You can now select options in pop-up menus with left and right on the keyboard!
  • A number of minor edits to videos to improve flow & correct some editing errors.

We've tested it thoroughly but of course we can only try a tiny fraction of the thousands of possible configurations out there so please let us know any issues you may encounter!

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“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!


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard & Mouse or Xbox 360 Gamepad
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920x1080
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard & Mouse or Xbox 360 Gamepad
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