A tale about life, death and a loser

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A tale about life, death and a loser
August 19, 2011
August 19, 2011
4nd (Graphics)

How to play

Continue your life
Try to flee the current situation
skip current dialog

A short compo for the Ludum Dare 21 (theme: Escape).

I couldn’t participate to the whole 48h LD, so I decided to try to make a game in really short time (I had my Sunday free). So, this game was basically created in 9 hours (from Sunday 11:30am to 8:30pm).

I wanted to try to make something complete within one normal business day (8h), just to see what I can achieve, when I really commit to it.

Note : I’m sorry I didn’t have time to include the happy ending branch :) The assets where almost ready (they are in the PSD source file), but I was running short on time to include it… Maybe a later version ?

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  1. Mac Meek:

    Sorry, XD. That's the first time I knew esc is the abbreviation of escape. Anyway, it's a good game.

    April 1, 2023 at 15:47
  2. Mac Meek:

    I got the same qusetion <How to escape in this game?>. I tried every keys. None of them useful.

    March 24, 2023 at 14:54
    • Sébastien Bénard:

      Hi, the ESCAPE key doesn't work for you? You should be able to press ESCAPE (to "escape" current situation), or C (to continue)

      March 24, 2023 at 15:22
  3. bob:

    makao same with me but only 30 min

    April 21, 2021 at 17:46
  4. Jim:

    I got the suicide ending lol

    November 16, 2020 at 20:11
  5. makao:

    the game just didn't load i sat for two hours and it never loaded

    September 23, 2020 at 05:59
  6. Jack:

    How to escape in this game?

    September 13, 2018 at 12:20
  7. George:

    Is that my pant I see floating over there?


    April 20, 2018 at 03:11
  8. axel:


    July 25, 2015 at 10:18
  9. RM:

    I liked it, although it is a basic concept. You built your story graph quite well, re-using a lot of the parts und simulating more possibilities than there actually are.

    October 11, 2014 at 00:18
  10. mohsen:


    July 1, 2014 at 18:05
  11. Kafshiel:

    I love it. Absolutely brilliant. You should try to expand the possibilities (more break points when to decide c or esc) but maybe you don't have the time. If I knew how to program I think I'll do it. It's deeper than it looks like, makes one think and smile but could be expanded with lots of scenarios and even more humor. Oh well sorry for wanting more. The awesome discovery you made here is that with only 2 choices you can make a very interesting game indeed. I imagine you expanding to 3 or 4 choices. There's something in this game. Something that begs to be developed (and it's not the graphics those are cool as they are). Think about it and if you think I could work on this, even not knowing nothing about programming (is it something that I could learn?) please tell me what I could do and I'll help you expand this super cool work of art. I got here via a Pirate Bay bundle that includes this game link. This was an awesome 8h business day. You'll never forget it. I'll come back to this game until I exaust all the possible choices. Many thanks for sharing this with the world.

    May 12, 2014 at 08:56
  12. Derp McHerp:

    You spelled "loser" wrong

    April 2, 2014 at 12:54