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Postmortem: one must die  by Koobazaur    *****


Time Spent: Few months
Date Added: Jan 10 2013 05:00 PM

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You are Death.

In a country torn by a violent domestic conflict and industrial revolution,
a charity gala brings together a cast of influential and ambitious characters.

But the Powers That Be demand you take one life tonight.

How will you choose?


Teaser Video

What is Postmortem?

Postmortem is a short exploratory adventure game taking place in a fictional industrial-age country of Galicia, ravaged by five years of violent rioting between two ideologically and economically divided communities. You play as death incarnate, sent to a fundraising gala with the objective of claiming a single life from any of its attendants and staff.

By exploring the space, conversing with the patrons, and uncovering various clues, you will learn about the world and the characters, revealing how their deaths might (or might not!) influence the country.

But how much should you meddle with mortal affairs? Perhaps a random choice is the fairest? What other effects could your involvement have?

(Alpha Footage. Art assets are temporary placeholders)

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Quick FAQ

What is the state of the game?
The game is at a fully playable Alpha stage with all the features, levels, characters and text-materials complete, but placeholder art! However, it is still very malleable, and I am open to future team-member feedback and suggestions.

What Platforms is it for?
Currently, only a PC release is planned. Will there be more? If it takes off Posted Image

Will it be free?
Yup! If the game proves successful, I do have ideas for future episodes and projects that may go commercial, but the original will always be free!

Who is developing this game?
Just me now, but I am looking for extra helping hands in Graphics/Music/Writing/Testing departments. So if you'd like to jump onboard and become a part of the team, email me - [email]info@postmortemgame.com or check out the website!

When will it be released?
No date yet, sorry! But with the design doc and development path being clearly laid out, and the alpha being feature-complete, things are well on track!

Where can I learn more / Ask questions?
Post here or head to the website - http://www.postmortemgame.com!

Want to get involved?

Currently I am looking for:

2D Artists - I have a few ideas for style, but it's not set in stone yet, so I would be happy to collaborate and give a lot of freedom
Composers - looking for slow and moody, matching the setting. Arcanum, Bioshock and Classical music have been an inspiration for me so far.
Writers - albeit all the texts and conversations have already been written, they are in dire need of some editing. More material would also be nice!
Testers - no game can be complete without some feedback, both technical and gameplay.

Interested? Shoot me an email at [email]info@postmortemgame.com with your details and maybe some samples of your work!

So who is the author?

I am a travelling Cinematographer, Game Programmer and Web Developer currently living in Los Angeles. Aside from hobby game programming since me tweens, I have worked for two years at a small indie studio that published two titles for PCs and consoles. I also have a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict which, as you can see, inspired much of the setting for the game. This isn't intended to brag so I'm skipping details - if you're still curious you can find more details about me here.  
Development: Visual Studio 2008

Languages / Libraries: C++, SFML, PugiXML, Boost

Conversations: yEd node graph editor with custom-build node templates

Art: Photoshop / Gimp (temporary from Arcanum and Final Fantasy Tactics)

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Feb 01 2013 10:18 PM

Closed Alpha Testing has now begun! Sign Up Here! Excited to hear your thoughts :D

Oct 24 2013 01:28 PM
Just a small update if you're stocking up on Halloween Games - you can get Postmortem as part of the Groupee's Bundle of the Damned! Check it out biggrin.png