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The Dead

by Xander Kyron

Horror
2013

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(based on 2 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

The skeletons are coming...

Game Details

First Publication Date: January 3, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: quest
IFID: 2FE34376-52C8-4A26-BA07-67934EC0FFC4
TUID: eety5s1fr9vyox0m

From the Author

The game is on unlisted on the original website from years ago for a reason, it was a joke to elicit reactions when I was a kid and obviously it was never supposed to be on this site, and now I want this page taken down because people can actually find it from here and link it to my name - I ALSO never gave permission for my name (personal information) to be placed on this website.

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Uber basic game about what happens when skeletons attack., February 8, 2013
by Wade Clarke (Sydney, Australia)
Related reviews: Quest, choice-based, horror
The Dead is a pint sized CYOA Quest game which drops you in a graveyard and immediately has you fleeing a killer skeleton. The prose is brief and adornment-free. The game also hasn't reached a basic level of proofreading, so there are typos and grammar errors in every line. At least the stakes are high; most choices tend to be life or death, but not in a completely blind 'Will you go through door A or door B?' kind of way. A typical choice might be to decide whether you should glance over your shoulder to identify the unidentified thing that's chasing you, or grab a key off the ground and hope it unlocks the gate in front of you.

As unbaked as The Dead is, it quickly moves into some weird mythology involving glowing green energy and a skeleton army, which feels like a guest power up animation from a videogame. Perhaps the whole thing is the author's first CYOA. The Dead has a dash of suspense, but not much sense and no writing craft. It is complete there are a good number of losing ends and one winning end. But it's definitely not up to a standard where strangers outside of its home context would be interested in it.

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