Apocalypse Yesterday

Player Rating6.15/8

"#71 overall, #10 for 2015"
based on 213 ratings since 02/27/2015
played 4,853 times (finished 232)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

2015 Competition entry.

You are in a post apocalyptic world desperately trying to keep yourself going by searching the crumbled ruins of what used to be, hell you don't know, just some huge city that used to be important. You know you have a goal now to get across the city to an area you heard a survivor talk about before they died, lots of people there, a whole community of survivors. So now all you think about it reaching it. The only trouble is surviving long enough to get there yourself.

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Something I must say here is that I have entered this right before the deadline and made it the best I could given the time restrictions however this is far from finished. It will most likely be riddled with spelling and grammar errors and there is even a distinct possibility of a page being linked wrong. If so I am sorry, however I said I would write something playable by the deadline and while it falls so far short of my own standards that it actually hurts to hit the publish button I feel that I have to.

Some paths might appear to rail-road you or kill you off prematurely, this is sadly because I was unable to finish them or they were the openings to newer arcs and had to be severed to have something to publish without broken end links.

I shall work on this story over the coming months and republish it later once it is finished. for reference this is at most roughly 1/3 of the final game plan...

Player Comments

I must admit that at first, I was going to leave a comment wishing for earlier character development, but by the end I changed my mind. The story gets better as it progresses, and early questions in the reader's mind are answered. Some very nice descriptions and solid combat. There are definitely a lot of grammatical/syntactical errors, but they rarely took away from my enjoyment. A strong effort.
-- madglee on 3/1/2015 12:43:35 PM
I'm half asleep, so this review might be all over the place:

There were a few errors I noticed right off the bat, like missing punctuation, you used "your" instead of "you're" a lot, and there were some misspelled words. I really like the fact that you have multiple types of zombies in this as that's something I rarely see outside of the occasional creative video game and I enjoy variations like that.

I kind of wish there was more to distinguish this story from the average 'zombie apocalypse' world, though, because it's such an incredibly common concept these days. That's not to say that I didn't like the writing on its own merit, though, I did. You did well. And it's also not to say that I don't like being zombies combined with the apocalypse genre, I mean, my game definitely has a nod to that with the 'vile-kin.'

Over all, good job, man.
-- Kiel_Farren on 3/1/2015 3:40:00 AM
Heavy on description but well written, enjoyable and also very well planned: a v strong entry. They've extended the deadline for these stories back to March so you could take this down and work on it or leave it up for Feedback? I explored it for about 30 minutes but didn't encounter any broken links and very few spelling errors, which are practically impossible to avoid anyway when writing so many words. I would give it 7/8 because while generally excellent in some places the writing looks a little rushed but this is the best story game I've seen published on here in quite some time :)
-- Will11 on 1/3/2015 5:09:23 AM
Bloody excellent as always. Finish it!
-- Tyrant44 on 6/21/2017 5:44:28 AM
Obviously, a lot of thought went into this. Grammar could be improved, but the story was interesting, and kept me reading.
-- Name on 5/29/2017 3:32:52 PM
" You roll quickly, about to get to your feet when a massive dong lands on top of you, pinning you down as others start literally tearing you apart."

Finding this typo was well worth the price of dying lol. Great story and enjoyed myself thoroughly but I wish all paths had been completed and not cut short due to meeting a deadline.
-- Wings Fan 85 on 5/21/2017 7:30:55 AM
Pretty great overall and nice and long
-- Albert on 5/15/2017 5:53:45 AM
I really enjoyed this game, I read a few of these at work and I must admit the twist threw me.. I got the blue ending and unfortunately don't have time to get the other colours, can anyone explain them to me or is it a Mass effect style colour choice
-- SentinelVictorium867 on 5/10/2017 2:22:23 PM
It was fine... I got a good ending. Maybe it should be rated less hard than it is-more like a six.
-- Kill_For_Sport on 4/28/2017 10:41:21 AM
perrty good
-- LightbulbHD on 4/27/2017 5:54:31 PM
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