Before Midnight

Player Rating6.13/8

"#45 overall, #7 for 2015"
based on 677 ratings since 10/16/2015
played 9,153 times (finished 770)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

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.

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Why does your Composition and Rhetoric Professor have to assign a 10 page paper due by the end of the week at midnight?

Of course, you procrastinate your way through the week to Friday night. It's 7 o'clock PM. Only 5 hours until the paper is due. No exceptions!

You open your laptop and begin typing...until the power goes out.

Adventure your way through strict RA's, bug infestations, wild frat parties, and more in this all new storygame!


-Butterfly effect decisions that will affect choices later on in the story.

-Is that item worth taking? Or is it better left where it is?

-Multiple endings and even a "secret ending".

-See all your choices in the end.

Will you submit your paper in time before midnight?

Version 1.5 Updates:
+Fixed more grammar
+Updated the Score variable. It will now display how many pages you wrote in the comments! 

Player Comments

Wow! I'm really impressed. Very well done. I don't usually play school based story games, and this one caught me by surprise. It was fun, well paced, and for some reason I actually felt stressed about getting the paper in on time. It felt odly realistic enough (not that i have been in that sort of situation before), and I was so overjoyed about being able to get away with an A, that I didn't dare try to replay to get the ten pages for the fear of being in that horrible yet strangely exiting situation again. The secret ending was just :) short and well worth the time
-- temp on 8/28/2016 7:58:21 PM with a score of 9
Easily one of the best games on this site! I really ended up liking Nick's character, and this was a more realistic love story than most. The choices in this game really ended up making a difference. Sadly, I didn't do very well, though. But ended up with a B in the end! The concept itself was really well thought out, and I enjoyed playing this game a lot! No grammar mistakes, and the writing was really fantastic! I like the part at the end where you see your results, and where it tells you if it's an important decision. Great job! I wouldn't hesitate playing again! I'm very pleased by how this turned out.
-- Warriorstar on 10/4/2015 5:22:36 PM with a score of 0
Great story, So far I have only done the sneaking out path twice (the second time to improve my ending) and I have to say that I was engaged until the end. I only found minimal typos and grammar mistakes. And by adding a time limit you created a bit of tension in the back of the readers mind making me REALLY want to finish the paper but at the same time I didn't want to miss out on the party. It reminds me of the Wal*mart game a bit. 6/8 Really immersive.
-- SonicTurboTurtle on 9/10/2015 8:46:25 PM with a score of 0
it is terribly interesting and fun. definitely worth your time to replay and get all the endings. a really great writing. thanks to you, author!!!!
-- pup on 4/19/2017 10:19:38 AM with a score of 10
it was good still better then doing my homework :))))
-- irene on 4/18/2017 5:33:00 PM with a score of 0
I love Reese's cups
-- 1m2sw3g4u on 4/12/2017 12:06:05 PM with a score of 10
Found the secret ending, my real mom was a teacher, and the ending is so true!
-- WK on 4/1/2017 10:15:11 PM with a score of 9
-- Happycat612 on 3/5/2017 5:00:51 PM with a score of 0
fuuun! :)
-- armyman254 on 3/2/2017 10:30:48 AM with a score of 0
i really like it. I got the secret ending
-- cookies on 2/19/2017 10:05:50 AM with a score of 9
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