i sharted my pants playing this game /J, very scaryyy
Don't Die Alone
A downloadable game for Windows
After receiving an unremarkable spam message, an outcasted teen's friend count becomes the difference between life or death.
Note: This game uses a lot of sound effects so make sure to play with sound!
This game features:
12 CGs (With multiple variations for many of them!),
An immersive short story,
A unique monster,
An in universe social media with 50+ fictional accounts,
- Mentions of bullying
- Light gore
- Occasional swearing
Writing, artwork, music, and programming done by StephenW313
Sound effects from:
|Made with||Unity, Audacity, Blender|
|Tags||Creepy, Female Protagonist, Halloween, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, supernatural, Text based|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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Very cool game! And it very much deserves the praise. I guess what I appreciate the most are the CGs - there are so many of them! Even for filling a water glass XD That's impressive! And the fact that it was made by one person really makes it stand out (lol, it's also kind of fitting)
Also, cool dynamics visuals with the GUI! (I want to press click on the spam XDDD) I also dig Petra's design. She's different, for sure.
I won't say I got scared because, not really that easy to disturb. But I did get a rush from the final jumpscare. Great idea with the waiting dots on the final message. That's the right way to do a jumpscare. Kudos.
Besides, even if the rest of the story didn't get me jumpy, this has some good gimmicks and the right feel. I especially liked all the dialogues with the grandma.
Not sure about the 3D monster (or title screen). It feels tacky more than uncanny. That would be my one feedback: switching to 2D only.
I got the bad end, of course. I started giving friend requests only to the people I thought likeable first. By the time I realized where this was going, I started giving requests to everyone I didn't like XD (The fedora dude needs to die...)
Also, I can't help thinking Chelsea... she was in a party... so Petra did just condemn her to die...
I'm just going to leave that to sink in...
I have to imagine it's fifteen minutes after the message was read not fifteen minutes after it was sent.
Here are the people you need to friend for the other ending! :)
i felt so horrible about this, maybe i just connect with characters too easily but god this felt like actually being.. god i felt so useless, it felt like being too close to a waterfall's end and desperately swimming against it knowing you're going to die
the art is also so cute! petra's design/the artstyle/the computer it all looks so cute! but it all felt bittersweet knowing it was horror game, Petra only having one friend and not being in the person's best friends.. just a subtle detail but it made it all the much worse, especially after being abandoned by everyone.. it felt lonely even with the guy trying to encourage
and THE SOUND ughh the knocks in the window felt odd,the grandma talking about the crickets whispering also put me on edge (maybe because im hearing crickets rn lol)
and the window god it freaked me so much, it's eyes just it's eyes..
and i can't help but hate tony or whatver the ghosts name is, she was so nice and even empathized with his crispy ass and he still killed her, you know what? at first i felt bad but, he deserved it his bullies did nothing wrong. i can see why he doesn't have friends
overall: i loved it! seems she's gonna be in another game, can't wait to see it!
I'm so glad you noticed the best friend detail ahaha, I haven't seen anyone else point it out! And also the window scare, most people miss that one!
Thank you for playing!
honestly this game was one of the few games that kept me on my feet and i love it. Petra was also a pretty cool character especially when she tries to sympathize with josh. loved it and will love to play it again to see if there is a different ending just during the day.
What a creepy sort of nostalgic game lol. Love the premise and the use of sound was really well done. Lovely art as well and the "ghost" using a separate style was a fantastic decision. Best of luck my fav for Spooktober so far! Here's my playthrough -
An AMAZING game! It kept me on my toes for a while. Love the internet-interactive system. Great character build with great lines and great story! That part where Petra turns on the lights and then Josh (the evil spirit) turns them back off immediately scared the living daylights out of me, but somehow was still able to get more of a psychology feel than a jumpscare was great, since my favorite horror genre is psychology horror. That scene really gave me ptsd, of course, it wasn't just that scene, all the other scenes where the evil spirit is shown peeking at Petra also gave me ptsd (which is a good thing in this case). One of my worst fears is to have a humanoid creature peek at me through corners, door frames, closets, etc. Really love this game! 10/10 for me, keep up the Amazing work! Definitely WILL recommend to my friends (or even 15 other people lol).
! spoilers ahead !
I LOVED THIS!!!! petra is so sweet, and the fact that she tried sympathizing with the monster only for her efforts to be hopeless really hit me, this is so well made and written (also i love petras design !!!! ) such a cool game :)
This was so freaking cool, I loved how most of the game is played in a computer screen chatting. Also, the increasing unease you feel between Petra's check ups on the granny and the slow but steady appearances of THAT are very well done, it was so spooky!!
The spam messages also took me back down memory lane, I remember I used to be scared of those at first xD Building a whole horror game around that concept is really cool!! The art was fantastic as well, great work!!💕
Great game! Here's the good ending if anyone wasn't able to get it themselves :0
Kinda frustrating tho to not have real controls. wich is why i minus the project a bit cause it's almost just a """ visual novel """ and not a game because of that. Even tho it's almost a game too.
it's tagged under "visual novel" and "text-based", though? it's not fair to rate the game poorly just because you don't like the genre
its a submission for a visual novel jam...
My brother in christ It's a submission for a goddamn visual novel jam. You might need your eyes checked quick.
Also insanely good art works and artistic choice !
DUDE WTH THIS A TRUE LESSON OF HOW TO MAKE (or almost) A REAL GAME AND MASTER PIECE JUST NEED TO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF CONTENT AND PLAYER ACTION YOU KNOW LIKE HAVING MULTIPLE PATH ! FUK THE PRETENTIOUS "VISUAL NOVEL" THIS IS VIDEO GAME NOT A BOOK ! EVEN THO BOTH ARENT INCOMPATIBLE JUST NEED TO BE MADE RIGHT AND NOT JUST A LAZY SLIDE SHOW !
shut yo lean mean string bean charlie sheen limousine canteen trampoline serpentine antihistamine wolverine submarine unclean nectarine broken gene halloween defective spleen smokescreen james dean putting green tiny peen anti vaccine aquamarine eugene extra green nicotine vaseline jellybean magazine protein lightning-mcqueen vending machine what'chu mean Ocean Man by Ween Mr. Clean Listerine Walgreen headass up bro it's a game jam visual novel
I loved this omg I was really on edge the whole time. Everything was great about this game
great jobs novel spooky
I Love the art in this game , and the story really had me in suspense.
i love it ,and yeahhhhh i will get some nightmares but its worth it, thanks for your hard work<3
I've been going through some of the Spooktober VN entries, and this one really stood out! The art is really stylised and I think it's very aesthetic (there's also so much of it!!!), and the use of sound effects to add to the ominous atmosphere is very effective. I also love Petra's character design, and the way she types; it feels very fitting for a teenage girl.
This VN is great, I'm really glad I checked it out! Thank you so much for making it! <3
(And Petra's friend was totally cosplaying Gaz from Invader Zim, right?)
Omg thank you! I'm so glad you liked it
And yes about the costume, I'm glad someone got that!
🔥GREAT GAME🔥Really cool game. I love the atmosphere <33
This game was quite interesting, I liked the way it used the old chain messages idea, the only issue I found was the ending felt a bit blunt and anti-climactic but other than that this was probably one of the more fun VN type games I've played.
love it thank you