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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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0 comments by Koobazaur on Feb 10th, 2014

I got around to creating a persistent game logic and a basic system for level transitioning. And then I realized I need a save system to preserve the game state, and all hell broke loose. Ok maybe not so dramatic, but as a freeform game where you can go back and forth between scenes, it did pose some interesting questions and challenges. Doing a bit of research I stumbled upon this awesome, free Unity Serializer system, which might just save me a ton of headaches!


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dangergerbil
dangergerbil Nov 21 2013, 5:38pm says:

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
Koobazaur Nov 22 2013, 5:00pm replied:

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 Nov 7 2013, 1:31pm says:

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

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Koobazaur
Koobazaur Nov 12 2013, 12:07pm replied:

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 Oct 30 2013, 2:30am says:

Will there be more scenarios available in the future?

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Koobazaur
Koobazaur Nov 12 2013, 12:06pm replied:

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 Oct 24 2013, 9:49pm says:

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 Aug 27 2013, 6:17am says:

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 Sep 7 2013, 2:20pm replied:

"One Must Die"

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diggergig
diggergig Aug 26 2013, 10:40am says:

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

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