The Secret of Daphne

Player Rating6.94/8

"#17 overall, #5 for 2012"
based on 763 ratings since 10/01/2012
played 19,206 times (finished 773)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

When a young family moves into the sleepy little town of Daphne, they find themselves in a virtual utopia. The small cottage they move into is lovely, but not so old that it has problems. The people are all friendly, a close knit town with a population of only 300. Both of the family's daughters begin to make friends in their new school and the husband and wife find themselves entranced with the romantic scenery.
But, if something is too good to be true, it probably is.


Graphic Violence

Drug Reference

Sexual Reference

Special Thanks:

BerkaZerka & Aman

For their invaluable feedback and help in the making of this game.


Update 1:

Fixed minor script issues

Update 2:

Fixed minor spelling/grammar errors



Player Comments

I loved the game. Hunting for all of the items was a lot of fun, while the nightmares were simply disgusting. I literally felt like puking during some of the sequnces.
While there were some errors grammatically (and a small bug with the code) I never felt hindered by them, and I was swept into the story, often thinking that the whole thing was happening to me. (and I'm one of those people who find it hard to become the protagonist when she's female)
The item usage was good, and it really hid a bunch of stuff. While the salvation ending was great, I actually enjoyed exile more for some odd reason. That shows that the story is enjoyable for any group, and the good endings are definitely worth playing again. (And the bad endings are certainly worth playing through.) The rating I gave it is 8/8.
-- Aman on 9/30/2012 1:08:32 AM with a score of 1000
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the pages ended up in a sort of jumbled order at times, you went back and forth with past/present tense once or twice, and some links seemed to be restricted for no reason, but overall I thought it was a great storygame.

I gave it a 8/8, and got the best score (finding all the evidence and getting the best ending). Though, I think I'll go back and get a bad ending or two, since others seem to be saying they were pretty gruesome.

I also laughed harder than I should have when you scream obscenities at your 4 year old sister.
-- Killa_Robot on 9/28/2012 9:47:30 PM with a score of 1000
This story serves up a nice slice of the creeps! It's well written with an engaging story and a decent amount of items and secrets to keep you snooping through the entire time. It also incorporates a very creative timetable of events that runs in the background - and will run right over you if you don't keep up! I look forward to even more great stories from simplesabley in the future =)
-- BerkaZerka on 9/28/2012 5:23:47 PM with a score of 1000
Finally finished the story for a second time, and I think I got a lot more out of it this time around. I believe I got all the endings including the ones with Kyle Jenkins. Like many others, I prefer the exile ending to the salvation ending because it's the only one where the truth is revealed to the public and where Lydia receives redemption.
-- Victim on 7/10/2017 5:19:58 AM with a score of 1000
Great game.
-- crazygurl on 6/23/2017 5:35:52 PM with a score of 50
Hell yeah, best ending on the first playthrough.

Definitely a rewarding feeling, and a good balance of suspense/confrontation.
-- tubnutz on 6/11/2017 7:44:23 AM with a score of 0
Not as bad as Blood on the Handle.
-- Storytime™ on 3/29/2017 5:09:40 PM with a score of 0
WOW. This was fantabulous! It really made me think, and it was an amazing story. There were a couple of grammatical errors, but otherwise it was amazing. I gave it a 10/10. :D
-- them horror expert on 3/27/2017 7:58:22 PM with a score of 0
Nicely done, drew me in and gave me a few chills. Thanks for the time taken writing this.
-- Jim on 3/21/2017 9:17:28 PM with a score of 50
Wow, that was an amazing and freaky story, very well written.
-- ReadingforEver on 3/17/2017 9:13:29 AM with a score of 0
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