The Secret of Daphne

Player Rating6.93/8

"#16 overall, #5 for 2012"
based on 891 ratings since 10/01/2012
played 22,828 times (finished 937)

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
This was great! The characters were relatable, the discriptive language was beautifully written, and the mystery was compelling. Besides a few cliches, I loved it! Definately playing again
-- no account yet :( on 2/24/2019 9:21:50 PM with a score of 0
Great Story, and excellent use of suspense, gore and foreshadowing to build the plot. Got all of the good endings including Truth which seems bugged as it jumps straight into the Salvation ending.
-- Artineo on 2/21/2019 12:53:17 PM with a score of 25
Greetings from Roberta Williams...
-- Geordie on 2/15/2019 7:36:17 AM with a score of 0
A fantastic game, I enjoyed the intrigue and in cooperation of items into the story progression. The descriptions were gross and horrifying, congratulations on a great game.
-- WORM on 12/30/2018 12:45:01 PM with a score of 50
-- MikuStew on 11/8/2018 4:13:34 PM with a score of 0
Twas good.
-- Muqtasid on 10/19/2018 11:27:07 PM with a score of 0
So good! I can't figure out the numbers, though
-- Beth on 8/13/2018 8:35:46 AM with a score of 0
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