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You are an agent of Death


Who must take one life from a cast of influential and ambitious
characters in a industrial-revolution, conflict-torn country.

Will Your Choice change the fate of a Nation?

What unintended consequences could your meddling have?

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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 with NO DRM! Optional paid version with Bonus Materials for supporters!
That's right, the game is free with no DRM! And due to very encouraging feedback we'll also open a pay option with some extras as a Thank You!


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Quick FAQ


What is the state of the game?
The game is now in fully playable, feature-complete Beta! We are now making final design decisions, replacing and polishing placeholder art, as well as editing all writing + story.
What Platforms is it for?
Currently, only a PC release is planned. Will there be more? If it takes off :)
Will it be free?
Yup, the game is free with no DRM! And due to very encouraging feedback we'll also open a pay option with some extras as a Thank You!
Who is developing this game?
Me, with the help of two talented composers, three graphic artists, and a writer, but I am still looking for extra helping hands. So let me know if you'd like to jump onboard and become a part of the team!
When will it be released?
If all goes according to the plan, August 15!

Dev Team and Contributors

Jakub ("Koobazaur") - Lead Designer and Programmer
J. Flynn - Graphic Artist
Noah "HeartGear" Page - Graphic Artist
Felix Davin - SFX Contributor
Faetal - Music Contributor
Balancewheel - Writing Contributor
Christian Porter - Writing Contributor

A bit about Jakub...


I am a travelling Cinematographer, Game Programmer and Web Developer currently living in Los Angeles. Aside from hobby game programming since me tweens, I have worked for two years at a small indie studio that published two titles for PCs and consoles. I also have a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict which, as you can see, inspired much of the setting for the game. If you're still curious you can find more details about me here!

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Hey Folks! Sorry I have been a little MIA lately. After Karaski released and the work died down, I needed a break, and it was time to move from Los Angeles. I thus shed material excess and on April Fools became prudently homeless, taking off for the other continent. First stop: Poland, my homecountry!

I decided to write about my experiences, as those invariably shape my game design ideas.



Here was Part 1 about the dreadful flight and unlikely airport companion! >




...and Part 2 where I spoil myself with traditional Polish breakfast feast, grain-coffee and drinkable honey alcohol

More of my recollections coming, some quite quirky, others rather sombering!

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Karaski is Out on STEAM!

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May I personally invite you to uncover the open-ended who-dun-it mystery onboard the world's first airship? Do be careful in your investigation, however...

Karaski OUT NOW for preorders! Get a Discount & Play TODAY!

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The Glorious Commonwealth’s first Airship has been sabotaged! Uncover what the passengers are hiding and write the grisly conclusion. Open-ended who-done-it...

Karaski Steam Page is LIVE!

Karaski Steam Page is LIVE!

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German Let's Play of Karaski: What Goes Up...!

German Let's Play of Karaski: What Goes Up...!

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If you're German and would like to see a well-narrated and on-the-fly translated playthrough, check out Bruugar's awesome video below!

Comments  (0 - 10 of 24)
dangergerbil
dangergerbil

Really enjoyed playing the game and made a brief gameplay review of a quick game.
Youtube.com

Keep up the great work and hope you get greenlit soon :)

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Koobazaur Creator
Koobazaur

Ooh thanks, very nicely an professionally done. Good narrator voice too.

And yup, the game got Greenlit! Just working out the final deals and hopefully we should be up there soon :D

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fussioman
fussioman

Great game, got it from Groupees, I just wish there will be updates with more "cases".

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Koobazaur Creator
Koobazaur

As I replied to HooterBabby, we're still contemplating next project, might take a bit of a break from the Postmortem universe for a change. But it's definitely a ripe material for more scenarios, and something we considered from the get go, so might get back to it in the future :)

Glad you enjoyed it tho!

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HooterBabby
HooterBabby

Will there be more scenarios available in the future?

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Koobazaur Creator
Koobazaur

Sorry for getting back to this so late! Still contemplating next project, might take a bit of a break from the Postmortem universe for a change. But it's definitely a ripe material for more scenarios, and something we considered from the get go, so might get back to it in the future :)

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DrHojo123
DrHojo123

I played the freeware version and I have to say I was quite surprised. Well written lore explained well to understand, interesting characters that have different views and opinions all with well written characteristics. I think it's good that there isn't a good or bad ending but just a ending.

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pudding280
pudding280

The trailer ends with the words "...because one must."
...don´t you think there is an important little word missing?

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gamelover453
gamelover453

"One Must Die"

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diggergig
diggergig

Did the price just go up? I thought it was £3 yesterday, and was planning to get it today.

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