Death, and what lies beyond...

Player Rating4.02/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 14 ratings since 09/08/2020
played 155 times (finished 17)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

"My story is about Death, which is to say nothing more than it was written by a man...all stories are about death in the end." -JRR Tolkien

If you were faced with the imminent knowledge of death, what would you think about the most? This interactive story allows you to explore the idea of an afterlife, and at the end of the road, you must face the Reaper. There may be a way to avoid him, though you might lose more than you bargained for along the way...

There are four different "afterlives" in this story, and most of these afterlives have their own "sub endings" which are dependent on your choices. There is also a secret bonus ending, wholly distinct from any of the "afterlives", though you have to make very specific choices to obtain it, and it may not be the best ending, though that of course will be entirely dependent on the perspective of the reader.

This game is a little short if you only play through it once, so multiple attempts are encouraged, though this is of course completely optional.

Player Comments

Some interesting ideas for a story to explore and definitely a more unique premise than a lot of short games I've seen, but a bit more could've been done with it. Even a couple of randomized scenarios besides the beggar and the puppy would've mixed things up a little on a replay.

The message here seems to be that you get an afterlife custom tailored to your beliefs, with the most detailed writing and interesting outcome reserved for immediately latching onto the wisdom of some stoner in a T-shirt.

If it were me I'd have gone 'Psych!' and thrown the atheist in hell if they were a dick, as basically the god of the storygame world, that's an author's right when it comes to people who ignore lost puppies.
-- mizal on 9/11/2020 5:40:26 PM with a score of 0
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